Our Mission

Big Picture Initiative’s mission is to build a thriving and vibrant community for all by using arts and creativity as a driver for social change, economic development, and wellness. We do this by providing arts-based solutions, promoting and supporting artists and arts initiatives, and advancing arts education.

Our Vision

Moved by our deep conviction of the economic, social, and cultural value of the arts, Big Picture Initiative envisions a community where: The arts are recognized as essential to the success and sustainability of our collective future;
·       Artists have the support, opportunity, and financial security to thrive;
·       The arts are prioritized in local and state decision-making;
·       People feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community pride; and
·       Every person, no matter their age, ability, or background can participate in and find expression through the arts.

Board of Directors

Doug Leunig

President | Founder
Doug had an early-life experience of winning a prize for a cartoon...

Eileen Leunig

Treasurer | Secretary | Founder
Eileen discovered the joy of art early in life and is dedicated to giving...

Mark Misselhorn

Vice President
Mark is a proud life-long Peorian, having had a great experience...

Paroma Banerjee

Board Member
Paroma is a STEAM advocate working at Caterpillar as a...

Jessica Bingham

Board Member
Jessica Bingham is an artist, curator, and mother. Her artwork...

Jamie Wunning

Board Member

Maggie Misselhorn

Board Member
Maggie is a life-long Peorian and is very proud...

Our Partners

Big Picture Through the Years

2023 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report