Ronald McDonald House art Gala


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You are cordially invited to our first ever Art Gala to help beautify the Peoria Ronald McDonald House!


Enjoy live art demonstrations and special pop-up entertainment throughout the evening. Plus, you can m eet award-winning artist Jeff Hanson whose work will be featured in the live auction. Jeff has pledged to raise $10 million for charity by the time he is 30! Tickets are available

“We love these works and know they will brighten the lives of those who will be staying at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. Each work has been chosen to create a fun, healing environment for the children, their families, and all who will care for them.”
- Art Gala Committee

Individuals, couples, families, friends or businesses can sponsor one or more works of art or make a cash donation to help us purchase the works. Each individual or group will be recognized for the thoughtful gift of art with a plaque displayed next to your sponsored piece(s). The Art Gala features over 100 original artworks created by dozens of regional artists.
Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Heavy Appetizers: 5:30-7:30 pm
Art Bidding: 6:00-7:30 pm
Live Auction: 7:30 pm
Attire: Creative, Semi-Casual

Rusty Hall, Pianist

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lowell & Leslie Koons Quartet
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cousin Eddie
8:30 pm-10:30 pm

Special Guests: Kim Blickenstaff, Host
Auctioneer:  Dan Campbell, Raising Paddles
Event Chair: Brian Tibbs
Honorary Co-chairs: Doug & Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative

Online Bidding will be available through a mobile app.

Angel Sculpture by Karl Geckler
Community Room Paintings
To see more room rendering previews, check out our gallery here.

$100 each; $175 for two
Sponsorships with multi-ticket benefits are available.
Purchase tickets here.
Hotel & Parking:
RMHC room blocks are reserved at the
Pere Marquette for $119 + tax & fees and Mark Twain for $89 + tax & fees. Parking is available in the Scottish Rite lot. Look for Art Gala parking signs.

Contact Kelly Thompson, CEO
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
Don’t miss one of the most fun, entertaining and inspiring events of the fall season.

Sponsored by:

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This event needs your support. 

To learn more about how you can help our Peoria and Springfield Ronald McDonald Houses in 2019, please contact Kelly Thompson, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, at 309-401-2525 or Together, we can make a huge difference in the lives of hundreds of sick children and their families!

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide a supportive place for families to stay while their child is receiving medical care and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We provide families with private bedroom and bathroom, home-cooked meals and more to help ease the stress they face during a medical crisis. For more information, visit, follow RMHCCI on Twitter (@RMHCCI), Instagram (@RMHCCI) or on Facebook.
Terry Clark, (left) pictured here with Julie Lock of the Dax Foundation.
Terry Clark, (left) pictured here with Julie Lock of the Dax Foundation.
Terry Clark, (left) pictured here with Julie Lock of the Dax Foundation.
Terry Clark, (left) pictured here with Julie Lock of the Dax Foundation.
Terry Clark, (left) pictured here with Julie Lock of the Dax Foundation.


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