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Upcoming Events

Check out the FAQs for the Guns to Gardens events. (Preguntas Frecuentes) Compensation rates may vary, see event links for specifics.

*Event Links added as details announced

2024
RAWtools Colorado:

  • Jan 5th - "Another Way is Possible" First Friday at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  • Feb 16 - "Another Way is Possible" (Free day at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center) Celebrating 11 years of RAWtools! Details
  • Feb 24 - Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Event, Denver Community Church 1595 Pearl St, Denver, CO 10am to noon Details
  • April 13 - Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Event at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church 10am to noon Details
  • June 15 - Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Event at Glennon Heights Mennonite Church 10am to Noon Details
  • July 10, 17, 24, 31 - Plowshare Vessels with Bemis School of Art and Jeremiah Houck Details
  • August 22-25- with Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at Ghost Ranch
  • September 7&8- Alamosa, CO details to come
  • October 3&4 - CCDA Conference, Portland, OR
  • October - Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Event TBA
  • December - Guns to Gardens Safe Surrender Event TBA

RAWtools Philly:

  • Feb 22 - 5PM - Another World is Possible with Shane Claiborne and Rev. Sharon Risher Details

RAWtools South:

  • Jan 15th - MLK Day of Service, Asheville, NC  11am 4y Bryant St. Peace Gardens Gun to Garden Tool Demo
  • Jan 20th - Peacemaking Summit, Raleigh, NC First Presbyterian Church with NC Council of Churches

RAWtools Buffalo:

  • Feb 24 - RAWtools and Homicide Prevention - Noon to 2pm - One in Christ Ministries 940 S Broadway St. Buffalo, NY 14212 with a gun to garden tool demonstration
If you’d like to host an event with Mike Martin and RAWtools, Shane Claiborne and RAWTools Philly, OR BOTH please fill out this form. We will do our best to create an event within your budget, that integrates the voices of people who have been impacted by gun violence, along with other musicians or artists. We will also send you the details of what is required to bring the blacksmithing equipment and do a LIVE demonstration, transforming a gun into a garden tool in your community.
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Fill out this form to request an event by RAWtools. We try to include as many requests as possible in our schedule. We require travel costs to be covered plus a donation to RAWtools. Our events are always unique and can be scheduled as a companion piece to an event you or your organization are already planning. We look forward to working with you!

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