The #ArtofPeace project was started in memory of Robby Poblete who lost his life to gun violence in Vallejo. His mother faced with overwhelming grief started the The Robby Poblete Foundation to turn tragedy into hope.
The exhibit will open in the spring and is all about transformation. Artists have now been chosen to take confiscated weapons and turn them into pieces that will inspire and educate. For many this journey is personal.
Some of the weapons came from a gun buyback with the Vallejo Police Department. The Richmond Police Department also donated confiscated weapons and @alameda county is also signing up to get involved. Thanks as well to Omnific Pictures Director TJ Walkup for help with video for this story.