In 2010, the Whole9.com and The Peace Project issued a call for artists to rally around a remarkable dream—to celebrate World Peace Day in 2011 by providing crutches to every man, woman and child who lost limbs to war in Sierra Leone. With the strong support of the artistic, corporate and non-government organization community, that dream will come true on September 21. With that date rapidly approaching, the artistic community is once again asked to submit works that evoke visions of peace to inspire much-needed contributions to underwrite the final phase of this extraordinary endeavor.
Artists from around the world, working in diverse mediums, are invited to submit their creative interpretations of peace. Their collective vision will be unveiled mid-October at Gallery 9 in Los Angeles. The exhibit will subsequently travel to San Francisco and New York in conjunction with a simultaneous online exhibition.
Both The Peace Project and The Whole 9 are conceived upon the philosophy of inclusion—encouraging people from all cultures, religions and creative walks of life to participate, connect, share resources and help find solutions for a better world. To this end, the nominal artist submission fee is $10 and artists are not asked to donate their work, merely grant reproduction rights in conjunction with The Peace Project exhibition. The prices of the artwork will be accessible with individual panels priced below $200.
All submission fees will help fund The Peace Project’s Operation Rise. In a dramatic social effort, the non-profit Peace Project will distribute 10,000 pairs of crutches and mobility devices on World Peace Day, September 21, throughout the entire country of Sierra Leone, Africa.
For more information, visit The Whole 9 website at