The Midwest is often erroneously scorned as the cultural wasteland- sometimes referred to "flyover country." Peoria, however, represents a vibrant arts destination that may not be well-known to everyone. A vibrant arts destination for all forms of the arts - visual arts (more than 200 artists work here), theatre, music, literary arts (the Illinois Poet Laureate lives here), dance, architecture, and more - exists here, now.
A few years ago, one of our speakers, Kathy Chitwood, along with Suzette Boulias, challenged the then-new President of the National Endowment for the Arts to experience Peoria arts for one day. He accepted, and his experience left him deeply impressed and a friend of Peoria. Join us as our speakers Sharon Amdall and Kathy Chitwood discuss the amazing variety and abundance of the arts available to all in the Peoria area.
We would like to thank Suzette Boulais, who will be retiring as Executive Director for ArtsPartners prior to our March 4 lecture. Suzette made this lecture possible.
Discover Peoria Arts: The Emerging Arts Destination
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Refreshments: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Michel Student Center, Marty Theater
This lecture is free, but we do ask that you register in advance. You can register by clicking here.