20130921 BAM! Books, Art & Music in the Heights

poster-tabloid-NB2Join Businesses in the Heights tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. for a special event, “BAM! Books, Art &

Music in the Heights”.   Over 30 local artists featured in the book, “Art Lives in Central Illinois” will be on

hand in ten Heights businesses to sign copies of the book and display their artwork.   As a special treat,

Marcia Henry Liebenow, Concertmaster for the Peoria Symphony Orchestra will also visit the shops and

provide a sampling of her extraordinary violin playing.

2013 09 21 Hearts of Hope Dinner and Art Auction

Hearts of Hope

Hearts of Hope Dinner and Art Auction

Hearts of Hope features outstanding local artists who create and donate work for the silent and live auctions.  Art media include oil paintings, watercolors, photography, textiles, sculpture and more. This black-tie optional event includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and live auction.

The 14th Annual Hearts of Hope Dinner and Art Auction was held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Mt. Hawley Country Club.


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The name, Hearts of Hope, represents compassionate caring for persons experiencing mental illness, a hope for recovery from mental illness, and a better understanding of mental health issues in general.  The event was created to honor Gertrude Kelley, a long-time supporter, volunteer and board member of MHAIV.

20130710 WTVP-TV 2013 Art In The Works series

Over the summer months, ArtsPartners has been working with regional arts organizations to secure names and websites of artists for WTVP-TV to film for their 2013 Art In The Works series. WTVP began filming the series in July, with an emphasis on celebrating artists from diverse ethnic b a c k g r o u n d s .   ArtsPartners’ role has been to provide a list of two dozen artists for WTVP producers to review and assist with scheduling.

ATTRIBUTE: For a more complete listing of local arts events, please click on Event Calendar at www.artspartners.net

20130324 Art Lives in Central Illinois Book

Art Lives in Central Illinois Book
March 24

Thanks to a generous underwriting gift from Sharon and John Amdall, ArtsPartners has published a book about regional artists entitled, “Art Lives in Central Illinois.” The book gives a glimpse of 200+ local artists. With a portrait, short answers to questions, and a thumbnail representation of their art, we hope to create curiosity to compel further investigation.
You can see a PDF of the “Art Lives in Central Illinois” book by clicking here: