About Big Picture

Big Picture Initiative is a passion project of a dedicated group of volunteers who believe that art can change the world–starting with our community. We have charted a course to create and facilitate more public art, showcase creatives in our community, and give children the opportunity to enjoy making art. Our vision for the future means that Peoria is home to visual artists, performers, musicians, and all creatives who flourish in the vibrant atmosphere of a community filled with art. From our inception in 2018 to present day, we work collaboratively to improve the lives of people in our city through the arts. In 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, we expanded our scope to include literary arts and founded Giving Voice, a digital magazine written and created by students. 

2021 Annual Report

2021 brought growth in all areas of the Big Picture Initiative. See the new developments in our annual report linked below.

2020 Annual Report

2020 brought challenging times, but the Big Picture Initiative was able to find new and empowering ways to help brighten the community! See the full report linked below.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was a busy year for the Big Picture Initiative! Our annual street festival was a collaborative effort to bring the community together. See all that we accomplished in our annual report linked below.

Passionate Creators Driving Change.

Discover Our Partners

Giving Voice Community Magazine


Our Latest Projects

Our media archive holds extra snapshots into all that the Big Picture Initiative is working on.

Want to Collaborate?

We are looking for more collaborative artists, performance artists, musicians, community leaders, and businesses. Contact us if you want to get involved with one of these ideas or if you have an idea for a collaborative public arts project.



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