“So the overall arts and culture planning has lots of positive benefits. For instance, in 1986 Chicago went through a similar process and Navy Pier was a result of that. There arts community got together and realized there was an opportunity there to further the culture of the Chicago area by creating a tourist destination.”
The next art-and-culture input session is tonight at 5:30 at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Peoria. Two other sessions will follow May 20 and June 3. The sessions are a part of the Brilliant-Bright-Community initiative, which is a regional effort to create a long-term arts and culture plan in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. The groups hope to have a final plan by the end of the year.