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2007: Nita Sunderlund

Nita Sunderland is an educator at Bradley University as well as a world renowned artist. In addition to her many years of teaching and mentoring, she has created a vast catalog of her own highly regarded works.  Her sculptures are…

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2006: Sally Page

Considered the “Mother of Lakeview Museum” Page was a leader among a group of individuals whose vision was to create a vibrant arts and sciences atmosphere in central Illinois.  After successfully raising funds and working diligently to fulfill the group’s…

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2005: Peoria Park District

From concerts at the Amphitheater and Art Fairs at Forest Park Nature Center to Community Children’s Theatre performances and dance classes at the Franciscan Recreation Center, the Peoria Park District offers endless opportunities for Peorians of all ages to engage…

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2004: WTVP – 47

From airing Public Service spots that promote all of the arts events playing in the central Illinois area to producing in-studio vignettes of local arts groups performances, WTVP-TV showcases the arts every single day, on and off, all day long.…

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2003: Arts Alive! Magazine

Arts Alive! Magazine was published by Central Illinois Business Publishers from 1996 to 2005. Arts Alive! magazine was devoted to showcasing the wealth and depth of arts activities in the Peoria area, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of…

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