Building a thriving and vibrant community for all through the power of the arts!

Public Art – Arts Education – Art Advocacy

Public Art


Arts Education


Art Advocacy

The arts are a must have for community growth.

And YOU can make that difference.

Evidence shows that the arts contributes to individual health as well as building stronger communities. And nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.3 billion of economic activity. 

By teaming up with Big Picture, you are changing the world—starting right here in our community.

You don't have to be an artist.
You just have to love our community.

We love Peoria and want to see our city thrive.

Big Picture is led by a passionate team of professionals in the arts and non-profit arenas.

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The Big Picture

Big Picture Peoria is a grassroots 501(c)(3) organization formed by a group of dedicated volunteers who believe that art has the power to change our community.

Big Picture’s dedication to the community has helped foster Peoria’s exponential growth in the past decade. We’ve built on the work of local art movements and pushed it forward. Our team of motivated professionals, local leaders, and volunteers help continue this momentum. We know you want to invest in your community, and we have the resources to make that happen.

Big Picture Initiative acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council.