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!!


Executive Director 





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.  




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   Misty Barnes Bill King
Pamela M. Elwood ..... ....... Vice President   Bill Conger     George Kottemann, DDS
Cynthia D. Kennedy .. ....... Secretary   Kathy Fuller Monica Lebron
Greg Rashid ............. ....... Treasurer   Tom Gross Margaret LeJune
        Darren Jackson Churphena Reid Lockhart, MD





Advisory Board  
Valerie Cargill Abby Flemming
Jacob Grant Katherine Heppard
Kyle Lewis Kaci Osborne
David Wiest  


Fine Art Fair Committee
Blanca Aranda Patty Armstrong
Scott Carnahan David Cox
Jeff Flaugher Sue Fluegel
Tina Gross Tom Gunter
Amy Headington Pam Johnson
Perry Johnson TJ Klockenga
Deanna Schuller Cathy Sutterland
Debbie Sippel Virginia Smith
Crystal Spear Ron Stevenson
Andrea Sweet JoAnne Wayland
Kate Whitworth Tom Whitworth


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