#ART4PEACE is International Alert’s campaign that uses the power of art to inspire conversations about global peace and conflict issues. The campaign has engaged with around 50 artists to date and included live art events, exhibitions, and auctions.

This year, to celebrate our 30-year anniversary and International Peace Day on 21 September, the campaign will go truly global with live street art events that connect some of the cities that we work in around the world.

Street artists and local communities will paint murals across Peace Day to highlight the particular challenges their countries are facing. Participating cities are:

  • Beirut, Lebanon – starts at 7am
  • Berdyansk, Ukraine – starts at 7am
  • Davao City, Philippines – starts at 8am, with a digital mural being unveiled on the Cyber Peace Project website on Friday 23 September.
  • Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – starts at 8am
  • London, England – starts at 6pm

There will also be a major mural painted in Kampala, Uganda, from Saturday 24 September.

The paintings are all being livestreamed on social media  – so follow us on Twitter @TalkPeaceFest, like our Facebook page, and join the conversation through the #ART4PEACE hashtag as we bring peace-themed street art onto the global stage!

You can also email us with any queries at communications@international-alert.org

Our Create Syria exhibition will also be launching on Peace Day in London as part of the #ART4PEACE campaign. Find out more here.

Read a review about the #ART4PEACE 2015 campaign here.

Photo © International Alert / Sal Alexander