ART, Inc. Announces Inaugural Afternoon of Art Fundraiser

ART, Inc. announces its first-ever fundraising event, an Inaugural Afternoon of Art, on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 1-5pm at The Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street in Peoria. The public is invited to support its vision to transform the former Greeley School into a community arts center.
Interactive stations will feature educational programs to be offered once the community arts center opens, which will include STEAM projects from ISU's CeMAST Department, music in partnership with Youth Music Illinois, and more.
Regarding the importance of this fundraiser, ART, Inc. founders Jonathon and Nikki Romain state:
“Our objective is to raise the capital funds needed to get our building up to code, so that we can open our doors in 2019 with a youth summer camp. Our ultimate goal is to be the art component for other organizations and have a sustained impact on our community’s youth.”
In addition to showcasing the work of renowned artist Jonathon Romain, a silent auction will feature items from local businesses, organizations and community members. Greg Batton of 1470 WMBD will emcee the event, and DJ juanGoblin will spin vinyl records. Food and a cash bar will also be available. RSVP to and learn more about ART, Inc. at
ART, Inc: To inspire and empower the community throught the arts. In 2018, ART, Inc. purchased the former Greeley School with plans to transform it into a community arts center. Offering free after-school art programs to youth in the community, ART Inc. will be a nonprofit co-op/incubator and provide affordable studio space for artists to create and share their work. In the age of STEAM-based education, community centers such as this are a valuable asset. Facebook and Instagram: @artincpeoria
Please direct media inquiries to: Nikki Romain, 708-465-6505,


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