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"The Arts Mean Business" Video

Produced in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, our “Arts Mean Business” video promotes local business leaders who give their insights as to why the arts are important to the Peoria area's economic and cultural enrichment. We extend our gratitude to Central Illinois fine art photographer Craig Stocks who created a short video of the images and set them to the music of local musician Dave Berchtold.  We... Read More

All About the Arts

In our “All About The Arts” video, nearly 100 local artists express the importance of art in their lives. Professional fine art photographer Craig Stocks created a short video of the arts slides which were set to original music by local musician Paul Adams.  Volunteer professional photographers who contributed their time, talent, energy and skills to this project included Read More

The Arts Start & Work Here

ArtsPartners unveiled this video during National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman’s visit to Peoria when he kicked off his national Art Works Tour in Peoria, Illinois. This video aired on PBS WTVP-TV and the National Endowment for the Arts website. Thanks to George Brown for writing the copy and to Adam Sitton and Zach Hoesly for producing this piece. Read More

Art Works

ArtsPartners and the city of Peoria made national news when National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman kicked off his national Art Works Tour right here in Peoria, Illinois. The kickoff acknowledged how the arts add to our nation’s economic and cultural enrichment. Thanks to videographer Tim Sotter for creating this overview of Rocco's visit. Read More
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    1. Eureka College Summer Choral Camp

      May 27
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      Every day until May 31, 2015
      Eureka College – Cerf Center 300 E College Avenue Eureka IL
    2. Peoria Historical Society – 51st Annual Rennick Juried Art Show

      May 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until May 28, 2015
      Peoria Public Library – Main Library 107 NE Monroe Peoria IL
    3. PAG: Raw | Refined

      May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until May 27, 2015
      Peoria Art Guild 203 Harrison St. Peoria IL
    4. Peoria Art Guild: On the Edge

      May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until May 30, 2015
      Peoria Art Guild 203 Harrison St. Peoria IL
    5. PRM – “Witness to the Vision: The Jacquin Collection of Outsider Art”

      May 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 27, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    6. SAC: Mixed Media Classes – Focus on Drawing

      May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday and Wednesday until May 27, 2015
      Speakeasy Art Center 353 Court Street Pekin
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