Previous Mar/Apr 2018 Next Current Issue Digital Edition Archives About art &society 200 Years, 200(+) Artifactsby Brian “Fox” Ellis-Photography by David VernonThe Peoria Riverfront Museum celebrates the Illinois Bicentennial with its largest exhibit yet. Emerging Visions Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society As home to a range of premier healthcare institutions, Greater Peoria has the potential to become a “Mayo-like” community. One might say the same about the arts, and in fact, many have. A Village Ascends by Jonathan Wright With strategic investments and a dash of serendipity, the stars are aligning for Peoria Heights. Restaurant additions, new public art, a historic walking tour, a new dog park, and multiple developments under construction are just the beginning. An Ear for Art & Business by Mae Gilliland Wright In Peoria’s Warehouse District, Lizz Barnes has built a shop, a studio, and a supportive community for artists. Celebrate Illinois: 200 Years in the Land of Lincoln Photography by David Vernon Inside the first comprehensive museum exhibit on our state’s bicentennial... Cause for Celebration by Beth Weimer Photo by Beau Commanday The Heartland Festival Orchestra looks forward on the cusp of a milestone anniversary. Meet the Team... Lizz Barnes’ team at Ear in the Envelope includes four full-time employees—and each is talented in their own right. Playing with Accidents by Jonathan Wright Bruce White's works of abstraction begin as “play,” twisting and bending paper or thin sheets of metal into free-flowing curves, then repeating the process with large pieces of aluminum and steel. A Taste of Ireland by Chef Golda Ewalt Celebrating the Emerald Isle in food and drink… Engaging Young Talent by Beth Weimer Photography by Jeff McSweeney Youth Music Illinois has rebranded itself amidst efforts to explore new ways to engage students and expand its programming. Take 10: Lizz Barnes Ten things you didn’t know about the owner of Ear in the Envelope… Art in Motion by Beth Weimer Photography by Tracey Frugoli A ballet company and its academy are bringing the art of dance to Peoria’s bustling West Main corridor. Instrumental in Whiskeytown Aaron Austin provides top-notch guitar repair in Peoria's Warehouse District. March/April Events Preview Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers. Telling Your Story The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria is partnering with storyteller and author Brian “Fox” Ellis to create a “Moth-like” storytelling event. The Power of Live Theater The Penguin Project gained prestigious recognition last November when it received the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program (NAHYP) Award.