Welcome to the “Event” section of Happy Mileurs. A place to share upcoming events in your area. We hope to bridge the gap and help build a stronger community through art and awareness.

Thank you goes to Tom Pries for the invitation! Event is open to the public. Come join in on the fun and explore The holiday theme!
Kevin standing next to “Diamond Ring” at the Ronald McDonald Home Art Gala. Congratulations on being a part of such a wonderful event!

Press Release


Creations by Kevin Receives 2019 Best of Peoria Award

Peoria Award Program Honors the Achievement

PEORIA October 28, 2019 — Creations by Kevin has been selected for the 2019 Best of Peoria Award in the Photographer category by the Peoria Award Program.

Each year, the Peoria Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Peoria area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Peoria Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Peoria Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Peoria Award Program

The Peoria Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Peoria area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Peoria Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Peoria Award Program

September 5 from 5-8 pm. Second Annual Art at Home featuring acclaimed local artists, including a favorite Thomas Pries! Looking forward to a classy and stellar event!

Happy Mileurs is excited to share… we will be a vendor at the 9th Annual Summer Festival in Henry, Illinois! Join us for music, food and shopping. We will have a special one day sale on select items! Hope to see you there!

Explore Second Saturday in the Heights

Second Saturday in Peoria Heights is approaching. Explore Art in the Heights this coming weekend. Meet local artists and take home a piece or more of their original work. Don’t miss out on this fabulous event!

Tom will be a local artist at this event with his dynamite earrings sure to add dazzle to any ensemble.

A special thank you to Tom Pries for sharing!

Mark Linder Walk for the Mind Calendar of Events:

Date(s) – 08/05/2019
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Peoria Pizza Ranch

Come and Eat Pizza and Fried Chicken with us!

Date(s) – 09/01/2019 – 09/30/2019
All Day

All 3 locations of Eli’s:




Date(s) – 09/11/2019
All Day

All day at Kep’s Sports Bar & Grill, a percentage of food for dine in or carry out will be given to Mark Linder Walk for the Mind for brain tumor research!

Kep’s Sports Bar & Grill

313 Muller Road

Washington, IL 61571

Date(s) – 09/28/2019
7:00 am – 11:00 am

17th Annual Mark Linder Walk for the Mind

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Peoria, IL

Date(s) – 09/30/2019
All Day

Come to: East Peoria Avanti’s
2320 E. Washington Rd. (309-694-6200)

On: September 30th, 10:30AM-10:00PM

Present this flyer to the cashier upon payment for tracking purposes
and 20% of proceeds will go to support:
On Dine-In/ Delivery or Carry Out orders

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Tax, gratuity and alcohol sales are not included in donation

Mark your calendars we have an invitation to a new event with Suzette Boulais. You may be familiar with her “Thoughts that Soar” on Facebook. We are loyal followers and enjoy the feeling her quotes inspire.

Do not miss Suzette Boulais at the new Gallery Homes in Peoria Heights, near Jim’s Bistro, located at 4610 N Prospect, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Opening reception is Thursday, July 25 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display throughout July and August. Suzette we thank you for the invitation and hope to see a great turnout for your opening reception.

Thank you to our wonderful collectors for sharing photos with us recently.

Debb Thein, an Iowa artist, tatted these beauties with our button as the center. I can’t wait to get a new pair of earrings from you! We love what you are doing Debb! Keep it up! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Julie Towe, an Iowa artist, our June Spotlight Artist is having fun with our buttons. She is rocking the coffee cozy scene in Cedar Rapids. Keep it up Julie, we love it!

Mariah shared a beautiful picture with us wearing her new wire wrapped moonstone necklace. We are thrilled you like it! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Peoria Symphony Orchestra

Peoria Symphony Orchestra

Thank you for sharing this event with u pops Thomas Pries, it is a privilege and an honor. Best Wishes to you and Congratulations!

We are excited to announce that artist Thomas Pries will also be joining us in the Peoria Civic Center Lobby before the Great Cities: New York concert and during intermission!

Thomas received his Bachelor’s Degree at Illinois State University, where he credits professors Naomi W. Towner, Ed Neimi, and Joel Myers (to name just a few) as great influences and inspirations in his lifetime pursuit of art development. In Chicago, the Robert Daskal Co. employed Thomas as Art Director/Production Manager. Robert Daskal sold hand painted silk ties and scarves nation wide to Norstroms, Marshall Fields, and countless boutiques.

Painting on silk is considered one of Thomas’s greatest joys, lessons, and expressions of design, line, and color. Co-designing a hand painted silk evening dress with world renowned photographer Victor Skrebneski is considered by Thomas as a highlight of his career. Thomas also now works with sterling silver, crystals, and semi-precious stones to create jewelry.

View artwork and listen to an evening of music from the “City that Never Sleeps” on Saturday, April 27th! Tickets for Great Cities: New York are available by calling 309.671.1096 or online:

We are excited to announce Heather Ranae Mileur has been invited to be a guest speaker at the annual Alburnett Historical Society Tea Party!

“I am very excited to share my love of art and hope to be an inspiration to those that attend.” – Heather Mileur

Events This Week in Our Area

Local Art Show at TWO25

Mark your calendars, Local Art Show at TWO25 in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday April 10th at 5:30 p.m. Featuring over 20 Greater Peoria Area Artists! Free admittance to the show. A $25 cover for hor d’oeuvres and premium wines from Sonoma County, hosted by Sandy Thronton of Rodney Strong Vineyards. Live music by Three & A Half Men playing from 5:30-8:30 p.m. RSVPs appreciated but not necessary 309-282-7777.

Tom Pries a masterful jeweler will be one of the over 20 Peoria Area Artists in the show.

“Daphne” – vintage dragonfly brooch

Brooch created for exhibit in Galesburg. More information to come.