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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. Heartland Festival Orchestra – Wicked Divas

      April 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
      Five Points Washington 360 N. Wilmor Rd. Washington
    2. PRM – Exhibit: “Stuff! The Art of Collecting!”

      April 18 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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      Every week on Saturday until May 25, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    3. PRM – “Witness to the Vision: The Jacquin Collection of Outsider Art”

      April 18 @ 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
    4. FPNC – 11th Annual Earth Day Festival

      April 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Forest Park Nature Center 5809 N Forest Park Dr. Peoria Heights IL
    5. Corn Stock for Kids – A Little Princess

      April 18 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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      Every day until April 19, 2015
      Corn Stock Theatre 1700 N Park Road West Peoria IL
    6. PPL – Peoria Reads! Book Discussions

      April 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
      Peoria Public Library – Main Library 107 NE Monroe Peoria IL
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