Arts and Culture

Structures like sand traps and bunkers may soon be replaced by sculptures at the former Donovan Golf Course. 

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It was 153 years ago when 30,000 people gathered outside the courthouse downtown to dedicate the Peoria County Civil War Monument.

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Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit is on permanent display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. But Peoria Riverfront Museum officials say the next best thing is right here in Central Illinois. 

Driving into Elmwood on Illinois Route 78, signs of the artist Lorado Taft are everywhere.

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A pair of new exhibits make their big debut tomorrow at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art sent photography from famous 20th century artists like Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Sally Mann to Peoria. 

The works usually don’t leave New York City. Museum curator Bill Conger said the 80 works on display are precursors to contemporary artistic photography. 

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You may have seen Monte de Gallo’s art while driving around Peoria recently. 

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It’s been a long journey back to the stage for the Barn III Dinner Theatre Conklin Players in Goodfield. 

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A well-attended ribbon cutting marked the opening celebration of the Betty Jayne Brimmer Center for the Performing Arts in Peoria Heights.

The 38th Annual Taste of Peoria is happening today at Northwoods Mall. 

Courtesy Don Bell

If you’ve driven by the Four Corners in downtown East Peoria lately, you’ve probably noticed a new bright spot. 

A group of teenagers is seeking to make a statement against gun violence in Peoria with art. 


Some greater Peoria libraries can extend their after-school programs for at-risk youth thanks to new grants.