As one of the largest resources for contemporary art in Central Illinois, the Peoria Art Guild has exhibited the artwork of local, regional, national and international artists for over five decades. We have featured emerging artists including Andrea Ellen Reed and R. Rashad Reed “A Brother and Sister Collaboration” of contemporary African American images. We have brought exceptional appeal of established artists like Bob Emser's "Wheels Up: A Twelve Year Retrospective" sculpture display. Additionally, we incorporate modern appeals to historical information including “A Contemporary Look at Lincoln’s Visits to the Peoria Area” which featured contemporary painters and photographers showcasing the locations President Lincoln visited in Peoria.
We strive to inspire and educate all levels of art enthusiasts through exhibition, outreach and collaborative art initiatives.We have had the privilege to exhibit nationally known works of art, and plan to continue bringing expansive exhibitions to our revitalized gallery space!