Previous | Jul/Aug 2018 | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society Escape to Reality by Mae Gilliland Wright Nikole Cooney's surreal and magical world mirrors the beauty of nature through fairytale-like imagery. A To-Do List for Summer Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societyWe’ve barely scratched the surface of things to do in Peoria this summer. Find what speaks to you and get engaged! A Fulton County Getaway by Joy NeighborsPhotos by Jeanine StandardSpend a weekend or a day exploring the emerging wine industry (and more) in rural Fulton County. Enriching the Artistic Landscape by Mae Gilliland WrightNew partnerships and continued growth push ArtPop Peoria artists to new heights. Primed for Creativity by Beth WeimerThrough hands-on art parties, Creativity Uncorked reveals the original artist inside each of us. Discover Illinois’ Native Past by Joy NeighborsDickson Mounds is the perfect addition to a visit to Lewistown—turning a day away into a weekend getaway. Flavorful, Fermented Foods by Chef Golda EwaltMake your own sauerkraut—it’s fun and surprisingly easy to do! Take 10: Ann Hagemann Ten things you didn’t know about the Peoria-born actress, producer and storyteller… Written on the Bluffs by Beth WeimerWith the upcoming release of its fourth issue, the Bluffs Literary Magazine continues to evolve as a platform for a growing community of writers. 200 Artists, 16 Murals, 5 Days by Beth WeimerHundreds of artists and volunteers are gearing up to transform Streator at the Streator Walldogs Mural Festival. A Midsummer Night in Peoria by Jonathan WrightPhoto by Chuck OsgoodShakespeare speaks to everyone—that is the profound belief of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This summer, CST brings that message to Peoria. July/August Events Preview Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.