Access for All: Alfred Conteh Returns

Thumbnail Conteh  Wb


Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Thanks to the generous support of Art Bridges Foundation, every second Sunday at the Peoria Riverfront Museum is FREE to the public!

Join us Sunday, June 9, 2024 as nationally renowned artist Alfred Conteh returns to the Peoria Riverfront Museum and unveils his first ever piece based on a subject outside of his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. His newest piece features a family from Peoria, Illinois, and emphasizes family ties, fatherhood, and the way that we connect to each other. The unveiling will take place at 12:30 p.m. in FRESH: New Directions in Contemporary Art .

      Alfred Conteh 759x470

On top of unveiling this first-of-its-kind painting, we will be premiering the first ever documentary on Alfred Conteh: The Unseen Majority directed by Arshley Emile of Timberhouse Films. The documentary will premiere at 1:30 p.m. in the Giant Screen Theater, followed by a panel discussion with artist Alfred Conteh, director Arshley Emile, and assistant curator and community engagement coordinator for the Peoria Riverfront Museum, Everley Davis. 

Pxl 20220718 181908696 (2)

This Access for All day at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, enjoy a live DJ on the Sun Plaza, FREE snow cones, docent tours, and so much more! 

Learn more about our new Achievement Passports, and the points that you can earn on June 9, 2024 HERE .


  • 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Docent tours | Galleries | 20 points
  • 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Sketching with Marissa Justiniano | Galleries | 50 points
  • 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Portrait activity: Make and Take | Museum Lobby | 10 points
  • 12 p.m.  3 p.m. | Family Photos with Janay Shepherd | Museum Lobby | 20 points   
  • 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Face Painting | Sun Plaza
  • 12:30 p.m. | Painting unveiling with artist Alfred Conteh | FRESH: New Directions in Contemporary Art | 50 points
  • 1:30 p.m. | Alfred Conteh documentary premiere | Giant Screen Theater | 50 points
  • 2:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion with Alfred Conteh, Arshley Emile and Everley Davis | FRESH: New Directions in Contemporary Art | 100 points
  • 3:30 p.m. | Book signing with Alfred Conteh | Museum Lobby 

The Alfred Conteh documentary, The Unseen Majority, is sponsored by Oak River Foundation, and Ron Givens and Family.

The acquisition of Alfred Conteh’s portrait, Our Greatest Inheritance (2024), is made possible by an initial gift from Ron Givens and family, with major support from the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Anniversary Fund established in honor of guest curator Bill Heidrich, Oak River Foundation, Josh and Danette Swank, Brian and Erica Ray, and Andrew Muir.

Additional support provided by Gretchen Hagen Petrakis, Derrick Booth and Jehan Gordon-Booth, Family of Erma Davis, Aaron and Amanda Kilgore and Family, John Heintzman and Jeff Heintzman, Rosemary McCullough in memory of her mother, Geraldine Mitchell, Sally Snyder, and Joe and Sharon Montgomery and Family in honor of Everley Davis.

Generous support for Access for All free days provided by Art Bridges Foundation's Access for All program.

Access For All Logo 800x178 (1)