The mission of promoting the development, establishment, and expansion of the Arts in Peoria Heights is a visionary endeavor that seeks to enrich the cultural fabric of our community. Through a steadfast commitment to fostering creativity and artistic expression, we aim to create a vibrant and thriving arts scene that captivates the hearts and minds of residents and visitors alike.

At the core of our mission is the belief that art has the power to inspire, educate, and unite people from all walks of life. By uniting with local artists, organizations, businesses, and individuals, we strive to build a strong network of creative minds that collaborate and synergize their talents to contribute to the growth and vitality of the arts in our charming town.

One of our primary goals is to support and present ongoing art events that showcase the incredible diversity and talent within our local artistic community. These events serve as platforms for artists to display their works, whether it be through art exhibitions, craft fairs, live performances, or interactive installations. By organizing these events, we not only create opportunities for artists to gain exposure but also create memorable and enriching experiences for our community members to engage with art in meaningful ways.

In addition to events, we are dedicated to providing educational opportunities that nurture the artistic potential of aspiring creatives, from budding artists to seasoned practitioners. Workshops, masterclasses, and seminars conducted by experienced artists serve as valuable learning experiences that empower individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their respective artistic disciplines.

Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach to promoting the arts in Peoria Heights. By fostering partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we aim to create a mutually beneficial relationship where the arts contribute to the economic and social vitality of our community. Through joint efforts, we can develop initiatives that enhance the overall cultural appeal of Peoria Heights, attracting both residents and tourists alike, thereby boosting local businesses and creating a more vibrant and interconnected community.

Beyond the economic benefits, the arts play a significant role in cultivating a sense of identity and pride within a community. They give voice to shared stories, experiences, and emotions that bind us together as a collective. Through public art installations and murals that reflect our unique history and values, we can transform public spaces into vibrant, creative hubs that celebrate our shared identity and heritage.

Inclusivity is an integral aspect of our mission. We strive to ensure that all segments of our community have access to the arts and the opportunities they offer. By actively seeking to engage underrepresented groups and providing resources and platforms for artists from diverse backgrounds, we aim to foster a more inclusive and equitable arts community that reflects the richness of our society.

As we embark on this journey to advance the arts in Peoria Heights, we understand that it is a long-term commitment that requires persistence and dedication. However, we firmly believe that the impact of a thriving arts scene is immeasurable. It enhances the quality of life for our residents, attracts new visitors and residents, and fosters a creative and innovative spirit that permeates throughout the entire community.

With passion, collaboration, and a shared vision, we are confident that the Arts in Peoria Heights will flourish and become a source of pride for generations to come. Together, let us pave the way for a brighter, more artistic future, where creativity knows no bounds, and the arts become an integral part of the vibrant tapestry that defines our beloved town.


President – Jane Johnson
Vice President – Bill Connor
Secretary – Julie Bielfeldt
Treasurer – Tony Lees


Diana Janda
Catherine McKenzie
Shawn Edwards


4541 N. Prospect Rd –
Suite 300B Peoria
Heights, IL 61616