Chris Holbrook’s Private Circus

A recent exhibition celebrated the wide-ranging body of work and eclectic sensibilities of artist Christopher Holbrook.

Capturing Moments in Time

Any photographer will tell you that getting the perfect image is the result of being in the right place at the right time. Jim Burnham is no different.

Visual Jazz

Photographer Natalie Jackson O'Neal captures the visual rhythms of jazz in her "Straight, No Chaser" photo series. 

Building on Layers

Peoria artist Elizabeth Davis sheds her layers to reveal her painting process. 

25 Years of 40 Leaders Under Forty

On November 27, 2018, the Peoria City Council recognized 40 Leaders Under Forty with a proclamation for its 25th anniversary. Many cities around the country now have similar programs, but Peoria’s was one of the very first.

Being Mindful

Discover the benefits of mindfulness. 

40 Leaders Under Forty: Inspiration & Aspiration

We asked our 2018 class of 40 Leaders Under Forty about the causes they hold near and dear to their hearts, the people who have inspired them, and what they would bring to Peoria if they could.

40 Leaders Under Forty: Little-Known Facts

The 40 Leaders Under Forty class of 2018 had some surprising revelations—from unusual hobbies and things they wish they would’ve done differently, to coping with loss and working through stressful situations.

"The Most Famous Eagle That Ever Wore Feathers"

The eagle perched atop The Shaft was a depiction of Old Abe, who appeared in many battles of the Civil War and was legendary for screaming and spreading her wings at the Confederate troops.

Market Days

A glimpse of Peoria grocery stores and corner markets throughout history...

So You Want to Nominate a Leader…

Nominations for the 2018 class of 40 Leaders Under Forty are now being accepted. But what exactly does it take to nominate someone? Here some helpful hints when preparing your nomination...

Other Adult Learning Opportunities in Our Community

In addition to the Fine Arts Society of Peoria, numerous organizations in our community offer an eclectic mix of adult learning opportunities. Here are just a few…