art & society - jul/aug 2017

by Mae Gilliland Wright


Photography by Maris Mednis

Today’s culinary world leaves convenience foods behind in favor of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Full STEAM Ahead

by Heather Swick
Photography by Kelli Drake

River City Labs is helping to grow a 21st-century community of innovators, educators, leaders and learners in Greater Peoria.

The Wonder of Totality

by Sheldon Schafer
Photo by H.L. Cohen

This August, a narrow band across the United States will experience two minutes and 40 seconds of total darkness.

Parade of Emotions

by Amy Blain

A past tragedy carries a timeless message as another summer season comes to the Corn Stock Tent.

Take 10: Colleen Kimball

A Peoria-area native, Colleen Kimball is the third generation at Technicraft, well known for her encouraging smile and upbeat demeanor.

The Joy of Wilder

When actor Gene Wilder passed away last year, the loss hit Chip Joyce hard.

Fourth Fridays in Tazewell

Inspired by the success of First Fridays, an alliance of artists and organizations has come together to launch the Tazewell Art Loop.

A Taste of Mexico

On Saturday mornings through September, Tianguis Peoria promises to bring a taste of Mexico to Peoria’s Warehouse District.

New Name for a Classic Tradition

It’s the largest Irish festival in Illinois outside of Chicago, going strong for 37 years—but according to Eric Hoadley, no one knew what it meant.

July/August Event Preview

Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.