Yo! Peace promotes creative expressions from artists that inspire spirits and awaken minds. We are a community that utilizes the immense power of art as a direct means of communication and education.
Originally conceived by artist, curator John Carr in 2003, as a screen print poster exhibition entitled Yo! What Happened To Peace?, the show was internationally recognized. Carr’s labor-of-love was invited to show in 14 cities, throughout 6 countries around the world. A Yo! What Happened to Peace? poster book was published in 2007. The following year, the curator expanded the show concept with a new exhibition and street art festival platform entitled, LA vs WAR. Again in 2011, LA vs WAR returned in an even larger format to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy.
The original Yo! Peace roster, comprised of 13 screen print artists, and has grown to over a hundred artists today.
* Yo! Peace is a grassroots street art campaign, independent exhibition platform, and mobile community workshop.
* Yo! Peace is an international family of conscious artists and designers who create bold, vibrant art that unites, inspires and educates communities through collaborative consciousness.
* Yo! Peace is a network of artists, curators, educators, writers, venues, producers, and film makers who care passionately about the world we live in, and the well-being of the people who occupy it.