Peoria was buzzing with activity this weekend! The kick off to Women Artist month was a huge success! It was good to see the community and the artists involved in these events.
The weekend began with First Friday which was an adventure! We enjoyed our journey through Studios on Sheridan, CAC, Peoria Art Guild, Ear in the Envelope and Casa de Arte.
CAC was fun and relaxing. We enjoyed viewing the artwork and visiting with the artists. Third floor will be open November 9th with “A Small Wonder” gift shop. Come in and start your Christmas shopping early with one of a kind gifts created by local artists.
Peoria Art Guild had a fantastic exhibit by Patricia Whalen Keck. Her sculptures are phenomenal. We enjoyed the way her work spoke to us and caused us to pause and take a closer look. Thank you for sharing your art with us!
Ear in the Envelope was charged with energy and walls of art. The experience was superb. We met jeweler Lizz Barnes and fell in love with her work!
Casa de Arte was our final destination. The atmosphere, the art, the food and beverage. Definitely a must on First Friday for our group. This month features Family Arte and it is amazing! Thank you for such an incredible place to visit and stay awhile!
Saturday began with the Holiday Art Market at the Warehouse on State. The venue was chocked full of art and vendors. A great stop for one of a kind gifts. Thank you to IAL for creating such a great event!
We were able to be a part of Peoria’s First Iron Pour run by FEmale Identified Artists. The event was both exciting and informational. We feel privileged to be able to attend this history making event! Thank you to Peoria Art Guild and Shannon Cox for this marvelous experience.
Our next stop was the Peoria Public Library Lower Level Gallery to view the Women of CIAO Exhibit. This was my first year being able to participate and I enjoyed it greatly. Our opening was relaxed and it was good to visit with those that came to share the monent. The show was very well organized. Thank you CIAO for giving us this opportunity to exhibit together!
Our evening ended at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House Art Gala. The event was breathtaking. It was a thrill my husband’s work was chosen and to have him recognized. We are happy to share his pieces sold in the auction and will be hanging in the new Ronald McDonald Home! A wonderful exhibit and cause. A great time and so good to see everyone attending. Thank you to the committee members, organizers, staff and artists for such a gala event!
We hope everyone has had a great weekend! Until next time keep creating and keep dreaming! Dreams do come true.