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"The Arts Mean Business" Video

In conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month in October 2013, ArtsPartners promoted our “Arts Mean Business” theme on PBS WTVP-TV, NBC WEEK-TV, on the marquee outside the Peoria Civic Center and on our Facebook page. Local business leaders gave their insights as to why the arts are important to our economic and cultural enrichment. Central Illinois fine art photographer Craig Stocks created a short video of the images and set them to the music of local musician Read More

All About the Arts

To coordinate with National Arts and Humanities Month in October 2012, ArtsPartners promoted our “All About The Arts” theme on PBS WTVP-TV, NBC WEEK-TV, on the marquee outside the Peoria Civic Center and on our Facebook page as nearly 100 local artists express the importance of art in their lives. Professional fine art photographer Craig Stocks created a short video of all the arts slides set which were set to original music by local musician Read More

The Arts Start & Work Here

ArtsPartners unveiled this short video during National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman’s visit to Peoria when he kicked off his national Art Works Tour here in the fall of 2009. 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. 9th Annual Tower Park Music Festival

      August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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      Every day until August 2, 2014
      Peoria Heights Tower Park 1222 E. Kingman Ave Peoria Heights IL
    2. Conklin’s Dinner Theatre – “Is There Life After Fifty?”

      August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until September 13, 2014
      Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theater 1451 Timberline Road Goodfield IL
    3. Youthlight 2014 – “Sweeney Todd”

      August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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      Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 9, 2014
      Eastlight Theatre 2200 E Washington East Peoria IL
    4. Festival 56 – “Into the Woods”

      August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 3, 2014
      Festival 56 – Grace Performing Arts Center 316 S. Main Street Princeton IL
    5. Studios on Sheridan – “Of Art and Mind” Exhibit

      August 2 - 10
      Studios on Sheridan 933 Sheridan Road Peoria IL
    6. Peoria Riverfront Market

      August 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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      Every week on Saturday until September 27, 2014
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