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The Arts Work & Play in Peoria!

"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. Country Club of Peoria: Look. It’s My Book! – Spring Gala

      April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    2. HTC – The Glass Menagerie

      April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until April 25, 2015
      Heartland Theatre Company 1110 Douglas Street Normal IL
    3. NRT: Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men by Dael Orlandersmith

      April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every week on Friday and Saturday until May 2, 2015
      New Route Theatre 1201 North Hershey Rd Bloomington IL
    4. Eastlight Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar

      April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until May 2, 2015
      Eastlight Theatre 2200 E Washington East Peoria IL
    5. Peoria Historical Society – Spring Showcase

      April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Peoria Civic Center 201 SW Jefferson St. Peoria IL
    6. Central Illinois Youth Symphony – Spring Orchestral Concerts

      April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Metamora Township High School 101 W. Madison St. Metamora IL
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