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News and Updates


The Prairie Center was founded in 2003 to provide artists with opportunities for research and development of new work; to provide an accessible facility for art and creativity that embraces the Peoria area community offering equipment and new technologies not currently available to the general public.

Moving into 2014 Prairie Center temporarily suspended the residency program to focus on implementing a Community Print Shop and Book Arts facility. Since 2006 we have been acquiring equipment and supplies from various venues to be able to install a press which will serve our community with memberships, studio access, classes and workshops to enhance awareness of the fine art of printmaking and book arts. Over the past months we have moved equipment and supplies into place with the able management of Robert Rowe from Bradley and Dawn Gettler, Prairie Center’s Program Manager.

We are ready to reopen the residency program to local artists with the full intention that we will be able …