About Us

Welcome To The Peoria Art Guild!!

Our Mission

The mission of the Peoria Art Guild is to present a diverse array of multidisciplinary contemporary art.  We strive to inspire and educate all levels of art enthusiasts through exhibition, outreach and collaborative art initiatives.

Our Successes

For over 135 years, the Peoria Art Guild has been dedicated to “bringing art to the community and the community to art”.  As a visual arts leader, we take pride in our organization's efforts to educate young artists, showcase art diversity, exhibit multidisciplinary contemporary art and promote art throughout our community.

In 2012, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary of hosting the Peoria Fine Art Fair.  The Peoria Fine Art Fair is one of the largest visual arts events in Central Illinois. Our juried Art Fair features 150 local, national and international artists from 26 states and Canada. 

Our Team

We have big shoes to fill as we lead our community with innovative presentation of contemporary art. We are up for the challenge!!
Director
 
                                                                                                      

 

Beth Reusch
Executive Director 

Beth is our cool handed leader. She understands the not-for-profit industry and what it takes to cultivate a successful business. She leads with integrity and innovative focus. Beth also knows when to kick off her heels and enjoy a little down time. You will usually find her training for the next big race when she is "off-duty". 

 

 

Exhibitions

Joshua Cox
Exhibitions Coordinator

Joshua Cox is our gallery coordinator and department head of our education programming. His expertise comes from a Master’s degree in Visual Arts and an extensive professional background in art education.  Josh fills his extra time mastering the craft of visual artistry through his own projects. His work can be found on display in various galleries throughout Illinois.  

 

 

 Marketing

Brynn Kanikula
Marketing | Special Events

Brynn brings an agency background with a splash of creative energy. Her upbeat appeal brings new life to our special events and programming. Brynn's free time is spent listening to a mix of live music or finding a new way to dig her cleats into a field. 

 

 

 

Our Board of Directors

Executive Board Members

             

Governing Board Members

Richard W. Zuckerman ....... President   Bill Conger George Kottemann
Pamela M. Elwood ..... ....... Vice President   Kathy Fuller     Monica Lebron
Cynthia D. Kennedy .. ....... Secretary   Tom Gross Churphena Reid
Greg Rashid ............. ....... Treasurer   Bill King Bernadette Randall

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