Peace Poles

I am part of the worldwide movement to create peace poles and spread the message of peace in my community and beyond. To date I have create 34 unique hand-painted peace poles, and they have spread throughout my community in SE Iowa, as well as Des Moines, Iowa City, Chicago, Kansas City, Florida and more. I hope you enjoy reading more about Peace Poles, viewing photos in my gallery, and how to order if you are interested.

What is a Peace Pole?

A Peace Pole is a monument that displays the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” The message often is referred to as a peace prayer. The idea of Peace Poles was first thought up by Masahisa Goi in 1955 in Japan. The Peace Pole Project today is promoted by The World Peace Prayer Society as well as other groups and individuals. The first Peace Poles outside Japan were constructed in 1983. Since then, more than 200,000 have been placed around the world in close to 200 countries. (Source: Wikipedia)

Tell me more about ordering a handpainted Peace Pole by Annie Guldberg:

Symbols and Design Notes:

  • Each piece will be hand painted with a random assortment of symbols and the wording “May Peace Prevail on Earth”.  Each piece will be unique and different!  
  • Symbols include: Poppies, Daisies, the Earth, Dove of Peace, Olive Branch.
  • Custom Text is available upon request.

Color Options:

  • Rainbow
  • Warm Colors Only (Reds, Oranges, Magenta)
  • Cool Colors Only (Purples, blues, greens)
  • Monochromatic (one color, blended slightly with similar colors for texture)

How to Order and More:

  • Prepayment is required to be added to production schedule. Production is done (weather permitting) approx April-October.
  • Expect about 2 weeks after payment is received for creation
  • Local pickup or delivery in zip code 52641 is included.  Shipping is not available for this item. Please ask about delivery outside of Mt. Pleasant. 
  • Outdoor/UV stable paints and coating are used in every effort for longevity for these pieces, however exposure to the elements may cause weathering and fading over the years.  I recommend applying a fresh outdoor clear coat yearly, and possibly covering in the winter.  Installation in a shady spot will also help extend the life of this piece. 
  • Any questions? Email me at annie.guldberg (at)