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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 30
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      Every day until May 31, 2015
      Eureka College – Cerf Center 300 E College Avenue Eureka IL
    2. Peoria’s Riverfront Market

      May 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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      Every week on Saturday until September 26, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront 200 NE Water Street Peoria IL
    3. PRM – “Witness to the Vision: The Jacquin Collection of Outsider Art”

      May 30 @ 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. PPT: Auditions for “Footloose”

      May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Peoria Players Theatre 4300 N University St. Peoria IL
    5. MVV: International Music, Wine and Craft Beer Festival

      May 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    6. Barn II: Smoke on the Mountain

      May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 7, 2015
      Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theater 1451 Timberline Road Goodfield IL
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