September 21 is the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated to fostering the ideals of non-violence globally. In 2021, Houghton and Hancock were established as International Cities of Peace, spearheaded by an Interfaith group called Keweenaw Faiths United, and living into that designation means doing projects locally that promote peace. During July and August, children around the Copper Country in schools, homes, libraries and faith communities, have been thinking about what peace means to them, using a lesson plan developed by Keweenaw CAPE, the Community Alliance for Progressive Education, and Keweenaw Faiths United. And they have been drawing pictures related to the theme of Peace. All of these pictures have been collected by the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, and they will be on display in the Youth Gallery from September 21-30. There will be an opening reception for this show and a celebration of peace at the Gallery on September 21 from 6-7:30 pm. At the end of the show, the pictures will be sent to Ukraine, to let children in that country know that the hope for world peace is universal.
Art for Peace
Date and Time
Thursday Sep 21, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
September 21, 6-7:30pm
Copper Country Community Arts Center, 126 Quincy St. Hancock, MI 49930