Founded in 1999, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build awareness and strengthen the arts for the economic and cultural enrichment of Central Illinois.
Our vision is to be the one-stop source for arts information in Central Illinois; and to facilitate partnerships and programs that empower and raise awareness for the arts.
Follow Your Arts and Get Connected to the Arts Community! At ArtsPartners, we believe the arts are essential for a healthy economy and a vibrant culture. It is our privilege to help connect you to thousands of arts events each year like theatre productions, gallery openings, ballets, festivals, dance classes, auditions, demonstrations and more.
Designed to celebrate our local arts community, our core programs and services include…
Out and About: In partnership with Peoria Public Radio, Out and About gives you the inside scoop on upcoming happenings in our arts community. Featuring interviews with local arts leaders and performers, the show is hosted by ArtsPartners Executive Director Jenn Gordon. It airs Fridays at 6:50am, 8:50am and 4:50pm on 89.9FM WCBU, as well as your favorite podcasting app.
ArtsPartners.net: Virtually connect to the arts community with our online directory of area arts organizations, a calendar of arts events, theater previews, and an exclusive area for artists that includes calls for entry, job postings, and auditions. Get connected with us online today—and learn more about the incredible arts community here in central Illinois!
Sculpture Walk Peoria: Now in its sixth year, Sculpture Walk Peoria continues to bring large-scale sculpture to the heart of Peoria, transforming Washington Street into a dynamic public art walk that is accessible to all. Self-guided audio tours are available on the Otocast app and video tours are available on artspartners.net/swp/.
Sky Art Peoria: In partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising, Sky Art Peoria puts the work of local artists on giant billboards that are seen by thousands of commuters and residents daily.
Jennifer Gordon, Executive Director
Kenney Delaney, Program & Administrative Specialist