Arts to End Violence 2019:

Each Spring, Neighbors in Action (NIA) invites you to join us in our efforts to stop shootings and killings in Brooklyn and beyond. We seek the help of local artists, schools, and arts-related organizations to maximize our impact on the community. We encourage our community to dedicate some time towards discussion of gun violence and the creation of art that explores topics of violence, community, and healing.

NIA is currently preparing to celebrate our ninth annual Arts to End Violence contest and group gallery show. We will hold a gallery opening reception in the spring of 2019. At this event, artists, merchants, schools, clergy, youth, and neighbors are invited to collaborate and organize to make gun violence unacceptable in our city, instead of a regular and “normal” event. Read all about it and see photos on our blog!

For more information, email Edward at or call (646) 975 – 1440

For the ninth annual gallery show, you can get involved in the following ways:

Submissions of 2-D artwork including prints, photography, paintings, drawing and collages will be considered. Submissions can include art made specifically for this contest or previous works that connect to the theme. An open call for submissions will be made in the winter of 2019.  If you would like to be contacted when submission are being accepted please contact Edward McWilliams by e-mailing