art & society - nov/dec 2017

by Beth Weimer


Photography by Kate Lavin

A fixture of area entertainment, the Jukebox Comedy Club has cultivated comedy in Peoria for 27 years.

A Season of Unity

by Jonathan Wright

The Community Festival of Nativities celebrates diversity and a common foundation.

The Floating Circus

by Jonathan Wright
Research courtesy of the Peoria Public Library Local History Collection

In the mid-1800s, the city was abuzz when the circus came to town. 

Connecting through Diversity

Celebrate Peoria is a series of events exploring our region’s diverse communities, and a unique learning experience for all ages.

Lighting Up the Visitors Center

The newly dedicated Doug Oberhelman Caterpillar Visitors Center kicks off the holiday season with a lighting ceremony on November 14th

Private Barrel with a Peoria Twist

While many distilleries let customers purchase an entire barrel of whiskey, only Maker's Mark allows a select few to choose how they want their barrel “finished.”