Arts Education and Peace Promotion for Students, Schools and Communities around the World.

Through our creative arts programs, we inspire youth to raise their voices and share their vision of peace.

We have worked with 60,000 youth in 300 schools and 15 countries since 2008.

Create Peace Project In The News!

This video highlights the creation of a 660 sqft mosaic mural. The project was led by Ross Holzman, Create Peace Project, Executive Director and created with more than 300 K-8th grade students, 100+ community members, along with staff and parent volunteers. This mosaic was created in March of 2024 and partially funded by a Community Challenge Grant.

Projects We Facilitate

The Peace Exchange

The Peace Exchange is an international exchange of art and messages of peace.

In this one-to-one exchange, students are asked to artistically express their

vision of peace as well as share a message about what peace means on their personal peace card.

Murals and Mosaics

Mural making is a perfect way to engage an entire school in the creation

of a large-scale work of art. Three project types provide groups the opportunity to design,

vision, and create an uplifting and beautiful mural together.

In the News

(from the Richmond Standard)

Richmond resident creates peace through transformative art

Like many creative firebrands before him, Ross Holzman found his inspiration in India. The East Richmond Heights resident, artist and founder/executive director of the San Francisco-based nonprofit Create Peace Project — responsible for peace-inspiring art projects internationally as well as right here in downtown Richmond — moved here five years ago after stints living in Los Angeles and San Francisco. “We wanted to be closer to nature,” said Holzman of his decision to relocate to Richmond, and “having Wildcat Canyon in the backyard is really nice.” But it was Holzman’s time living in India that proved truly transformative toward his life’s calling. (read more)

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