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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. Studios on Sheridan Art Gallery: Call for Entries

      September 1
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      Every day until September 28, 2015
      Studios on Sheridan 933 Sheridan Road Peoria IL
    2. PRM: Dinosaurs in Motion

      September 1
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      Every day until October 4, 2015
      Peoria Riverfront Museum 222 SW Washington St. Peoria IL
    3. Terra’s Musicians in the Making Now Enrolling for Fall Sessions

      September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every day until September 21, 2015
      Inspired Arts Academy 2137 S. Main St Morton IL
    4. “The artwork is perfect… but can I see a sheep or two next to the kissing lovers?”

      September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Every day until September 24, 2015
      Bradley University – Hartmann Center Gallery 1423 W. St. James St. Peoria IL
    5. Exhibition: “Personal Codes III” Michiko Itatani

      September 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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      Every day until September 18, 2015
      Bradley University – Heuser Art Center 1400 W. Bradley Ave. Peoria IL
    6. Barn II: Nana’s Naughty Knickers

      September 3
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      Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 13, 2015
      Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theater 1451 Timberline Road Goodfield IL
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