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Designed to connect you with the arts, and to strengthen and celebrate our arts community.

The Business of Art

The Business of Art is a one day event designed to connect entrepreneurial artists with business professionals who can help them navigate the world of business. Through seminars and networking, The Business of Art will assist artists of all disciplines with establishing or enhancing their businesses.

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ArtPop Peoria

Art + Public Outdoor Project = ArtPop!

ArtPop Peoria is an initiative of ArtsPartners that promotes local artists’ work through available media space. National Founder Wendy L. Hickey launched the first official ArtPop program in January of 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Since then it has expanded to10 cities across the country. ArtPartners brought ArtPop to Peoria in 2015, making Peoria the 3rd city in the country to offer this exciting promotional vehicle for local artists. This program is made possible by generous donations of space Adams Outdoor Advertising – Peoria. Work is juried, voted on and promoted in the market on available media space for the winning artists.

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Sculpture Walk Peoria

Sculpture Walk Peoria is an annually rotating juried public art walk featuring large scale sculptures from nationally and internationally renowned artists. Located near the Peoria Riverfront Museum along Washington Street, free Docent Led Public Tours are available every Saturday at 10am and Noon from May through October departing from the Peoria Riverfront Museum Lobby.

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Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts

The Citywide Celebration of Women in the Arts highlights and honors the creativity of all things women in the arts in Greater Peoria. Explore this special selection of visual, performing, and literary arts events and programs during the month of November in odd numbered years.

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Out and About

This weekly radio arts preview gives you a more intimate look at upcoming arts events in the area. Featuring interviews with local arts leaders and performers, the show is co-hosted by ArtsPartners Executive Director Jenn Gordon, and Peoria Public Radio’s Nathan Irwin. It is a production of Peoria Public Radio and ArtsPartners of Central Illinois and airs Fridays at 6:50am, 8:50am, and 4:50pm on 89.9 FM (WCBU). Subscribe to the podcast or to listen to past interviews.

Ignite Peoria

Peoria’s Big Bang Celebration of Creativity! This annual free event invites the community to ignite their inner artist by experiencing art, culture, and innovation up close and personal. Featuring over 130 local artists, actors, musicians, sculptors, makers, magicians, cultural performing groups, this event celebrates our culture of creativity, innovation, art, and diversity here in central Illinois. Learn more about participating, attending, or volunteering.

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ArtsPartner of the Year

This annual award recognizes exemplary support and service to the local arts which has ultimately resulted in a stronger and more vital cultural arts environment in the Peoria area. ArtsPartners accepts nominations from the public in August and September, and announces the winner at our annual meeting in October.  ArtsPartners of the Year award winners demonstrate outstanding efforts in the areas of advocacy, education, professional service, volunteer service, or funding of the arts. They need not be an artist themselves. Learn more andthe nomination process and to see a list of past ArtsPartners of Year Award Winners.

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