Peace of Art DC is a program within our youth ministry. In this program, we work in partnership with volunteers from Justice + Equality. It is an art competition which is exclusively offered to residents that live in neighborhoods that are traumatized by gun violence in Washington, DC. This art competition will showcase residents’ artistic talents on a global platform. Every participant that submits artwork will win a prize. Prizes include gift cards, studio recording time, news outlet exposure, acting coaching, and a one-on-one zoom meeting with a celebrity/industry expert in their field. Finalists will also participate in the Peace of Art DC Leadership Program, a program that will help our creative influencers work together to deter gun violence in our communities. Lastly, all participants will be able to showcase their artwork at the Peace of Art DC Festival in June 2021.