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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. Forest Park Nature Center – Annual Nature Art Show & Sale

      December 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until December 27, 2014
      Forest Park Nature Center 5809 N Forest Park Dr. Peoria Heights IL
    2. ICC Exhibit – Len Davis: Collages

      December 22 @ 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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      Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until January 9, 2015
      ICC Gallery 336B 1 College Drive East Peoria IL
    3. PRM – “Impressionism into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art”

      December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until January 8, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    4. PRM – The works of Olof Krans, Bishop Hill

      December 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until February 22, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    5. PRM – “Impressionism into Modernism: A Paradigm Shift in American Art”

      December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Friday until January 9, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    6. PRM – The works of Olof Krans, Bishop Hill

      December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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      Every week on Friday until February 22, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
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