Downtown Everett Library Hosts ‘Portraits of Peace’ Photo Exhibition through September


The Downtown Everett Public Library hosts a special exhibit titled ‘Portraits of Peace’ until the end of the month / Located in the Main Library in the space once occupied by a café, the unique exhibit invites visitors to consider the views of audiences from across the country. Here is more.

You are invited to share your personal story.

There are a variety of stories and photos to explore.

What does peace mean to you? Frustrated by an increasingly polarized social landscape, award-winning photographer John Noltner embarked on a 40,000 mile road trip across the United States to rediscover the common humanity that binds us together by asking this question. Photographs from this trip will be on display in the main branch of the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., throughout September.

Visit the library and explore the “Portraits of Peace” exhibition for free, from Tuesday August 31 to Thursday September 30. Face covering is currently required for library visitors aged 5 and over.

John Noltner will also speak about “Portraits of Peace” in a free virtual show on Wednesday September 22 at 6 p.m. at:

Through difficult conversations, gentle humor and a keen sense of beauty, John Noltner’s “Portraits of Peace” capture a rich collage of who we are as a nation. The exhibit features beautiful stories and compelling photographs to explore many of today’s most difficult social issues.

A gifted storyteller, John noltner has worked on four continents, bringing together stories of human courage, grace and resilience. He has produced projects for national magazines, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations. Her work reflects her belief that art and storytelling can help individuals, organizations and communities express their deepest values ​​and encourage action towards building social capital and community bonds.

Noltner’s book “Portraits of Peace” is available for purchase from Third place books.

Call 425-257-8000 for more information about the exhibit or the program. Register your place or join the program at:


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