Previous Jul/Aug 2018 Next Current Issue Digital Edition Archives About art &society Escape to Realityby Mae Gilliland WrightNikole 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 & society We’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 Neighbors Photos by Jeanine Standard Spend a weekend or a day exploring the emerging wine industry (and more) in rural Fulton County. Enriching the Artistic Landscape by Mae Gilliland Wright New partnerships and continued growth push ArtPop Peoria artists to new heights. Primed for Creativity by Beth Weimer Through hands-on art parties, Creativity Uncorked reveals the original artist inside each of us. Discover Illinois’ Native Past by Joy Neighbors Dickson Mounds is the perfect addition to a visit to Lewistown—turning a day away into a weekend getaway. Flavorful, Fermented Foods by Chef Golda Ewalt Make 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 Weimer With 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 Weimer Hundreds of artists and volunteers are gearing up to transform Streator at the Streator Walldogs Mural Festival. A Midsummer Night in Peoria by Jonathan Wright Photo by Chuck Osgood Shakespeare 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.