Art of Peace

Art of Peace at Hayward Center/Adult School Sunset Gallery

22100 Princeton Street H2 Hayward, CA 94541
Exhibit will run from January 16 through February 22, 2019
Open Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

(Additional dates and times of gallery operation will be posted and advertised on a week to week basis.)

Hayward, CA - Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation, is proud to present the groundbreaking project entitled “The Art of Peace - Alameda County.” This collaborative effort engages local artists, selected after a competitive submission process, who have created three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

“Gun violence plagues our communities. The Art of Peace focuses a spotlight on our ongoing efforts to end this crisis,” says DA O’Malley. “Over the past 30 years, the DA’s Office has amassed over one thousand firearms that were collected as evidence in criminal prosecutions. This project has reimagined these instruments of violence into objects of beauty and grace.”

The DA’s Office had in its possession more than 700 of firearms that were used in crimes prosecuted in court that were due for destruction. Rather than incinerate them and emit pollution into the air, the DA’s Office engaged a licensed company to make the firearms inoperable and separate the parts. Selected artists were given any of those parts they wanted in order to create art work reflecting a message to end gun violence and create positive pathways for all.

Contact: ADA Teresa Drenick // Teresa.Drenick@acgov.org // (510) 272-6280

Posted on Jan 15, 2019