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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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Upcoming Events

Tue 31

Figures of Strength: Artworks by Sculptor Nita Sunderland

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
Tue 31

Animations & Works on Paper

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St. Peoria IL
Tue 31

Our Enchanted Earth

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St. Peoria IL
Tue 31

Figure Drawing / Open Studio

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St. Peoria IL
Thu 02

PlayHouse Parent Group

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Peoria PlayHouse 2218 North Prospect Road Peoria IL
Thu 02

Class: Letterpress – Special Projects

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prairie Center of the Arts 1506 SW Washington Street Peoria IL

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