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Central Illinois’ premiere arts and makers fest returns to the Peoria Civic Center on August 13! Perfect for the whole family, Ignite Peoria showcases hundreds of local makers, musicians, artists, innovators, dancers, and actors, in one STEAM inspired interactive FREE day of fun and learning! The Proud Home MidWest Makerfest, and Sensory Ignite, this one of a kind festival boasts over 65 hands-on creation stations booths where attendees can learn about singing, writing, dancing, building, acting, painting, drawing, coding, 3D printing, robotics, and so much more! Additionally, the event showcases theatre, dance, spoken word, literary arts; and includes two live performance stages, a flying drone course demonstration, and a live photo shoot at Fashion Ignite! And it’s free! So mark your calendars and join us for the return of Ignite Peoria 2022!

Follow Your Arts Corridor: Explore arts and culture in greater Peoria with booth activities, make-and-take projects, and demonstrations by: 22VA (Veteran Artists), AerFire, Aerial Brina and The Small Town Circus, American Sewing Guild, After Our Creator, All Around Photography, Ann Patushcha, Art at the Bodega, Art by Quinton, Artful Things of Central Illinois, Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow “ART, Inc”, Big Picture Peoria, Cameron Johnson, Carl Bopp Art & Entertainment, Central Illinois Ballet/Cornerstone Academy for Performing Arts, Corn Stock Theatre, EP!C/EP!Casso Art Studio and Gallery, Embers Comix, Filipino-American Society of Central Illinois, Fine Arts Society of Peoria, Fondulac Library, Henna Art by Poonam Patel, Hopewell Weaving, Jeremiah Lambert Art, Jeremy Berkley Silk Screen Printing, Kagan Masters Peoria’s Coffee Painter, Kiley Beecher Creative, MuziqueBaux, LLC, Mystic Tomes & Treasures, Nitsch Theatre Arts, Peoria Area Civic Chorale, Peoria Ballet, Peoria Con, Peoria Guild of Black Artists, Peoria Magicians Assembly, Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum, Peoria Public Library, Peoria Symphony OrchestraSky Art Peoria, Taryn Grace Art, The Art of Mitchel Blumenshine, The Peoria Art Guild, Tom’s Art Works, WCBU 89.9, Wheel O’Time Museum, Wild Routed, and Youth Music Illinois

Midwest Makerfest: Discover our incredible makers, tech, and innovation community with booths, activities, and demonstrations by: 501st Legion Cosplay Costume Club; Casting Demonstrations with ASM Peoria Chapter, CeMaST Smart Grid; Code Ningjas, Factory42 Designs, FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team, Central Il Ghostbusters, Illinois MultiRotor (Flying Drone Course), iSTEAM Studio, Lux Blox, Maker86 Industries, Natural Fiber Welding, Project R3D (3D Printing), Rakia Dial, RCL Forge, Theodore Gray, and Tieflings Workshop

Sensory Ignite: A special designated area of the festival designed to spark creativity, foster community, and serve individuals with sensory sensitivities:  Blue Ridge Community Farms, Central Illinois Autism Association, Connected Pediatric Intervention, Child’s Nature, Dash ABA, Easterseals of Central Illinois, Pretendly: Neurodiverse Kid Art, Picket Fence Foundation, People with Unlimited Potential, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum, The Arc of CI, The Penguin Project, STARnet,

2022 Performance Schedule

Main Stage

9:00am - 9:30am

Coach Bre Cottage-LLC

A variety of cheerleading and dance routines including jazz, hip hop, and more!

9:30am - 10:00am

Cornstock Theatre

The cast of Mary Poppins performs live!

10:00am - 10:30am

The Penguin Players

Be treated to a medley of songs from Back to the 80s!

10:30am - 11:00am

Nitsch Theatre Arts

NTA’s Rising Stars and Singapella groups perform their Hits of the Stage and Screen Show!

11:00am - 11:30am

Nitsch Theatre Arts

NTA’s Teen group showcase a sneak peak of their upcoming Addams Family show!

11:30pm - 12:00pm


Come see Peoria’s newest Theatre production!

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Peoria Ballet

These talented dancers showcase ballet, contemporary, jazz and modern!

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Pava Productions

Join the longest running, award winning Belly Dance studio in the Midwest as they perform lively dances!

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Peoria Players Theatre

The players highlight their recent and upcoming shows and performances!

1:30pm - 2:00pm

Central Illinois Ballet

The Central Illinois Ballet showcases performances from a variety of their dancers!

2:00pm - 2:30pm

John Wahl

John plays a wide collection of rock, folk, and singer-songwriter music!

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Filipino-American Society

Get a taste of Filipino culture through dance and a fashion show!

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Peoria Magicians Assembly

Now you see it, now you don’t! Don’t miss these amazing magicians!

Plays In Peoria Stage

9:00am - 9:30am


9:40am - 10:10am

Shannon Moore

10:20am - 10:50am


11:00am - 11:30am


11:40am - 12:10pm

Audrey Voss

12:20pm - 12:50pm

Special Guest TBA

1:00pm - 1:30pm


1:40pm - 2:10pm

The Alison Hanna Band

2:18pm - 2:30pm

Comedy by Joe Roderick

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Spoken Word Artists of Peoria

Featuring Immersive Gong Cleansing by Cory Flanigan

3:00pm - 3:30pm

James Herr Acoustic

3:40pm - 5:00pm

The Underground School of Sound

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