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9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529



9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529



9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529



Pysanky Holiday Ornament
Pysanky Holiday Ornament

Pysanky Holiday Ornament

 

Instructor: Crystal Potthoff

 

Department: Fiber Arts

 

Learn the ancient art of pysanky - wax batik on eggshell. Instructor will guide you through the process to create your own unique pysanky Holiday ornament. Using layers of wax and dye, we will turn a chicken egg into a beautiful work of art.

 

Cost: $30

 

Thursday Evening 6:00--8:00 pm

December 1, 2022

 

Ages- 16+

 

Materials: All Material Provided

All classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. Students will be notified of class cancellation by 2 pm the day before class. Students can either retain a credit toward a future class or receive a full refund in 3-5 business days.

Are you a member of the Peoria Art Guild? If so you can use code PAGMEMBER to get a $5 discount (only for current members!)

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/pysanky-holiday-ornament-12-1-2022



Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, December 1, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 6pm day of event)

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets
(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage. ´╗┐If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.

Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/whisper-shout-open-mic-for-poetry-12-1-2022



Crimson Door Holiday Sale
Crimson Door Holiday Sale

Buy from local artists at our annual Crimson Door Holiday Sale! 

Friday, the 2nd, our First Friday Event will feature tables set up in our galleries with each artist's work for sale. The artists will be here to meet and talk with you about their work! 
The opening event is come and go from 5-9 p.m. 

On Saturday, the 3rd, the opening weekend continues with artists being at their tables again from 9 am-2 pm. 

The sale doesn't end after that- we will have all the work up in the gallery and continuing the sale during our regular open hours until December 22nd.

Some items you can anticipate from the artists involved: 

Wearable art 
Ceramics
Wooden boxes
Beadwork
Printmaking
Photography
Painting
...and many others! 

All proceeds of the sales go back to the artists. 

Our Artisan Shop will also be open with many other artists on display. This is a locally made shopping destination year-round, and we've been getting new inventory for the holiday season! 

Parking is free on nights and weekends. During the week, street parking is available.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768110656885815?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%5D%7D



9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529



Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing
Red Hat Pinball Tournament at Gone Axe Throwing

The first pinball tournament starts April 1st (no joke!) at 6 pm.

Entry fee is $5. Cash prizes for top 4 spots.

Please click the link to sign up for the April 1st Tournament. Within 24 hours, you will be sent a link to pay. Your spot is not reserved until payment is received!

To sign up: www.goneaxethrowing.com/pinball



Disney Princess: The Concert
Disney Princess: The Concert

Children under 1 do not require a ticket. This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.

For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, a quartet of Broadway and television icons celebrate these beloved songs on stage in Disney Princess - The Concert! 

Drama Desk®-nominee Christy Altomare (original Anastasia, Mamma Mia!), Broadway.com® Audience Award-nominee Isabelle McCalla (’Princess Jasmine’ in Aladdin, The Prom), Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol (‘Belle’ in Beauty and the Beast and 'Chelsea Daniels’ on That’s So Raven/Raven’s Home), and BroadwayWorld® Award-winner Syndee Winters ('Nala’ in The Lion King, Hamilton) combine forces in this concert of a lifetime, joined by their magical Music Director, Benjamin Rauhala (Fiddler on the Roof) and enchanting Prince, Adam J. Levy (Moulin Rouge). 

Your every dream will come true as larger than life animation and theatrical effects immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while these acclaimed stars sing the music of every Disney Princess and share their exclusive, hilarious and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. We invite you to relive your VHS glory days, dress up in your favorite royal attire, and share the joy with your loved ones. Be part of our world at Disney Princess - The Concert, presented by Pandora Jewelry. 

Fans can listen to their favorite Disney Princess songs now on a curated playlist from Walt Disney Records.

This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.

For tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2022/disney-princess---the-concert



Yoga for All at First Ascent
Yoga for All at First Ascent

Join us for a FREE yoga class on the first Saturday of the month at First Ascent Peoria.

Roll out your mat, breathe, and move with us before the gym opens for the day! This class will be held in the tall climbing area — quite a unique opportunity and setting.

Please bring your own mat, if you have one, as we will have a limited number available.

Class size will be limited to the 30 attendees, so sign up ahead of time by calling (309) 966-0831. Walk-ins are welcome, but the class may fill up quickly.

Stay afterward to climb for just $9 (reg. $25-$29)

https://www.facebook.com/events/2781443801990986/2781443818657651/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%5D%7D



Crimson Door Holiday Sale
Crimson Door Holiday Sale

Buy from local artists at our annual Crimson Door Holiday Sale! 

Friday, the 2nd, our First Friday Event will feature tables set up in our galleries with each artist's work for sale. The artists will be here to meet and talk with you about their work! 
The opening event is come and go from 5-9 p.m. 

On Saturday, the 3rd, the opening weekend continues with artists being at their tables again from 9 am-2 pm. 

The sale doesn't end after that- we will have all the work up in the gallery and continuing the sale during our regular open hours until December 22nd.

Some items you can anticipate from the artists involved: 

Wearable art 
Ceramics
Wooden boxes
Beadwork
Printmaking
Photography
Painting
...and many others! 

All proceeds of the sales go back to the artists. 

Our Artisan Shop will also be open with many other artists on display. This is a locally made shopping destination year-round, and we've been getting new inventory for the holiday season! 

Parking is free on nights and weekends. During the week, street parking is available.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1768110656885815?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D%5D%7D



9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop
9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop

9th Annual A Small Wonder Gift Shop  
October 28th - December 17th
Gallery 3R

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop for small works of art. Just like a gift shop, buyers may take home the item at the time of purchase. Shop early for the art lover in your life. Glass, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, original prints and much more will be on display. 

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open late until 9:00pm during events (First Friday, Live at the Five Spot) and at the combined art reception on Saturday, November 19, 6:30-8:30pm. The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Related Events:
1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists and view art exhibit in three galleries

Combined Art Reception: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm, free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.

1st Friday Studio Tour: Friday, December 2, 5:00-9:00pm, visit with resident artists, view art exhibits in three galleries.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2939347522878200/2939347526211533?event_time_id=2939347566211529



Christmas in the Village
Christmas in the Village

CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

Presented by Doug & Diane Oberhelman and Cullinan Properties in support of the Every Student Initiative

Saturday, December 3, 2022  

Village Opens 2 PM & Closes 8 PM

Peoria Riverfront Museum- Outside on the Sun Plaza 

Join us for the inaugural Christmas in the Village at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, in support of the Every Student Initiative!

Prepare to be enthralled by the largest live Christmas tree that Peoria has ever seen! Let’s come together as a community to experience all the wonders of the Holiday season with Santa, Carriage Rides, live animals, carolers, and many magical vendors to explore. Specialty Holiday cocktails, warm hot chocolate, and a variety of food will be in the Village for the whole family to enjoy!

Peoria's largest LIVE Christmas tree!

Local vendors

Food trucks

Santa

Hot Chocolate

Holiday Cocktails

Carriage rides

All Museum exhibitions open

Holiday laser light show

Carolers

Live animals

Merry Makers Tables from 2 PM - 6 PM

Peoria Ballet Nutcracker ballerinas

Holiday themed movies in the Giant Screen Theater

Get a picture with Santa

And so much more! 

Get tickets HERE

For more info: https://www.peoriariverfrontmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/christmas-in-the-village



Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree
Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree

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Upcycled Sweater Christmas Tree

 

Instructor: Nikki Wheeler

 

Department: Fiber Arts

 

Join us for a fun BYOB event! Perfect for date night or a relaxing night out with friends, bring your own wine, beer or other favorite adult beverage and relax and have fun while creating an upcycled sweater Christmas Tree under the guidance of an instructor. 

Use second-hand wool sweaters that have been through the felting process to cut, design and handcraft a decorative Holiday tree and top with a hand-painted star! 

 

Cost: $30

Saturday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm

December 3, 2022

Ages 21+

 

Materials: All materials provided by Peoria Art Guild

Students: Bring your own alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink

Are you a Peoria Art Guild Member? Enjoy a $5 discount. (Current members only!)

For tickets: 309tix.com/events/upcycled-sweater-christmas-tree-12-3-2022



Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular
Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular

This fall, Pentatonix will proudly present their Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular! 2022 Tour. This large-scale multi-city outing will feature the group headlining 22 of North America's top arenas coast-to-coast. Season 21 winners of The Voice, Girl Named Tom, will open the night as the tour’s special guests, guaranteeing a spectacular evening and this holiday season’s best concert opportunity!
In tandem with the tour, Pentatonix will unveil their 11th overall full-length and sixth holiday album, Holidays Around The World, on October 28th via RCA Records.

The record consists of stunning renditions of seasonal staples as well as show-stopping original international collaborations, living up to the promise of its title and speaking to audiences around the globe. More details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Regarding the tour and the album, Scott Hoying of Pentatonix commented, “The holidays have taken on a new meaning for all of us over the past couple of years. We cherish this time of year more than ever. However, we wanted to spread this message as far as possible. That’s why we decided to bridge the gap between cultures and genres in a way we never have before. Now, we can’t wait to see all of you on the road.”

Reaching fans everywhere, Pentatonix will also premiere the group’s fifth Disney special, Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays, streaming exclusively on Disney+ later this fall. The group, already having attracted 26 million viewers during their previous nationally televised programs, is back on the screen in this groundbreaking cinematic music experience. The special utilizes pioneering XR and AR Visual Technologies to tell a different holiday tale highlighted by a heartfelt script, riveting acting, and, of course, heavenly performances. It follows the group as they seek inspiration for their annual holiday LP after their manager accidentally locks them in an enchanted mailroom. Thanks to a little old-fashioned Disney magic, they traverse the globe to uncover new holiday traditions and gleam inspiration directly from listeners.

For tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2022/pentatonix-a-christmas-spectacular



Harry Connick, Jr. A Holiday Celebration
Harry Connick, Jr. A Holiday Celebration

HARRY CONNICK, JR. invites you to celebrate the holidays with him and his band as 2022 draws to a close. One of the most beloved artists performing holiday music, Harry has been thrilling audiences around the world for decades with his definitive take on Christmas classics, as well as his own originals and fan favorites like “(It Must've Been Ol') Santa Claus” and “When My Heart Finds Christmas.”

Harry Connick Jr has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. He has received recognition with multiple Grammy and Emmy Awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements on screens large and small, and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer. He has sold millions of Holiday Albums which have become the soundtrack to Christmas for fans around the world.

For tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2022/harry-connick-jr-a-holiday-celebration