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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. PPL Main – Illinois Art League Member Exhibit

      July 24 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 31, 2014
      Peoria Public Library – Main Library 1137 W Lake Ave Peoria IL
    2. Jefferson Street Studio – Julie Dodge Exhibition

      July 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until July 31, 2014
      Jefferson Street Studio & Gallery 206 West Jefferson Morton IL
    3. Prairie Center of the Arts – Group Show

      July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until August 22, 2014
      Prairie Center of the Arts 1506 SW Washington Street Peoria IL
    4. PRM – “The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”

      July 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday until September 8, 2014
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    5. CAC John Geldersma, William Butler and Steven Gorman Exhibitions

      July 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until August 29, 2014
      Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St. Peoria IL
    6. CAC – Basic Drawing for Youth

      July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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      Every week on Thursday until August 14, 2014
      Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St. Peoria IL
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