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2015 ARTPOP PEORIA entry deadline is April 16th

Showcasing Local Talent on Public Outdoor Billboards

Peoria, IL – ArtsPartners of Central Illinois Inc. is proud to announce a call for entries to artists in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties for consideration in ArtPop Peoria. ArtPop Peoria is part of a national program that shines the spotlight on talented local artists by displaying their artwork on Adams Outdoor Advertising 14′ x 48′ billboards. From June 2015 to June 2016, the work of five artists will be featured on individual billboards, with the locations circulating throughout the region.

A distinguished jury of local artists and leaders will select four of the five winning artists. In addition to this, the jury will also select a small pool of contestants for an online People’s Choice Award contest. Each billboard will include the artist’s work along with her or his name. A page on the ArtsPartners website will feature the five artists with a link to each artist’s site.

Those interested in submitting artwork for consideration can access the call on the ArtsPartners website at or through The entry deadline is April 16, 2015. There is a $20 fee per entry. See the website for important rules and regulations. All production costs will be borne by the project.

ArtPop Peoria is an ArtsPartners of Central Illinois initiative. This is our first annual event and we are seeking to display art from local artists that is appropriate for public viewing. The art will be rotated on Adams Outdoor billboards for one year in various locations throughout the Peoria area.