A weekly spotlight on arts activities in Central Illinois. Each week, host Jenn Gordon of Arts Partners of Central Illinois talks with area actors, musicians, artists and community leaders about an upcoming arts event.Out and About is supported, in part, by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Fine Art Fair Returns To Peoria
On this week’s episode of Out and About, Shannon Cox joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the Peoria Fine Art Fair which will be taking place on September 25 and September 26 on the Peoria Riverfront. Find out why the Fine Art Fair has been ranked #20 in the “Top 200 Fairs” by Sunshine Artist Magazine. To pre-purchase your tickets or to learn more visit The Peoria Art Guild.
Little Women Opens At Peoria Players Theatre
On this week’s episode of Out and About, Alison Meuth joins Jenn Gordon to talk about Peoria Players' production of “Little Women – The Musical." The show is directed by Peggy Breaux Hupp and runs from Sept 10 – 12 and Sept 15 – 19 at Peoria Players Theatre.
Peoria Unveils New Sculptures While Polishing Up A Classic
On this week’s episode of Out and About, sculptors Jaci Willis and Fisher Stolz join Jenn Gordon to talk about two public art projects in the area: the restoration of Sonar Tide by Ronald Bladen, located in front of the Civic Center, and the newly launched Sculpture Garden located in Donovan Park. Learn more at Donovan Sculpture Garden.
Peoria Irish Fest Returns To The Riverfront
On this week’s episode of Out and About, Tom McConnaughay and John Martin join Jenn Gordon to talk about Peoria Irish Fest happening August 27-29 on the Peoria Riverfront. This year’s festival includes Highland Games, Irish Dance, the Cultural Village, and a fantastic line up of musicians on multiple stages.Learn more at Peoria Irish Fest.
Corn Stock Theatre Presents 'The Musical Of Musicals: The Musical'
On this week’s episode of Out and About, Chris Ennis joins Jenn Gordon for a conversation about “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical,” now playing at Corn Stock Theatre under the Big Tent in Upper Bradley Park.This laugh-out-loud musical satire has been described as a comic valentine paying homage to Broadway legends Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, and Stephen Sondheim. The show runs Thursdays thru Sundays from Aug. 19 thru Sept. 5.For more information or to purchase tickets visit Corn Stock Theatre.
New Outdoor Concert Series Coming To Blue Ridge Community Farm
On this week’s episode of Out and About, Jerry Kolb and Sarah Marie Dillard join Jenn Gordon to talk about a new outdoor concert series coming to Blue Ridge Community Farm. The 245 acre working farm serves adults and children with special needs and is located approximately 4 miles northwest of Chillicothe, Illinois. The concert series is designed to build awareness about the farm and its mission, as well as provide an accessible live music experience for individuals with sensory sensitivities. Learn more and reserve your free ticket here.