Click here to see and hear Peace Poetry from our wonderful 2020 poets. This page was published on September 14th @ 10am.

About Art of Peace

Welcome to the 10th Annual Art of Peace. In just a short time, our program has grown from an afternoon of programs to a week-long series of peace activities and programs throughout the city of Tyler. With community-wide participation in creative expressions of peace, Art of Peace celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace (officially September 21) and Peace One Day.

The aim of Art of Peace is to promote a spirit of creativity, compassion and community through partnerships, fellowship, dialogue, social action, music, poetry, and art.

We have spent the past decade honoring various organizations and people who have made our community a better place. Read about our honorees by clicking here.

To learn the full history of Art of Peace, click here.

This video is about “Peace One Day,” the incredible effort by one person to create an international Day of Peace. Art of Peace is proud to be part of this message.

Upcoming Events

Peace begins in our own backyard. Since Art of Peace began, we have honored various community agencies that have created stability, offered support, shared love, made us stronger, and helped us heal. 

In 2019, the Art of Peace Honorees were the People of Tyler!

For all the good that our local community has done in lifting one another up, we honor YOU as peacemakers.

Watch our video from 2019 that showcases a few local people of peace.

Previous non-profits that have been Art of Peace honorees are:

2019 – People of Tyler
2018 – Keep Tyler Beautiful
2017 – Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
2016 – Samaritan Counseling Center of East Texas
2015 – St. Pauls Children’s Foundation
2014 – East Texas Food Bank
2013 – East Texas Crisis Center
2012 – Literacy Council of East Texas
2011 – PATH