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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 where 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 Dave Berchtold. Many thanks to the professiona... 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 where nearly 100 local artists expressed 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 tim... 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 – Mike Shuler Gourd Art

      October 20 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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      Peoria Public Library – Main Library 107 NE Monroe Peoria IL
    2. Bradley University Exhibit – Cargo Space

      October 20 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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      Bradley University – Heuser Art Center 1400 W. Bradley Ave. Peoria IL
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      Peoria Public Library – Main Library 107 NE Monroe Peoria IL
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      October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
      Knox College 2 E South St. Galesburg IL
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      October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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      Every day until November 2, 2014
      Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theater 1451 Timberline Road Goodfield IL
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