Bronzeville: A Celebration of Culture

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BRONZEVILLE: A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE

DARK TOWER HOUR
Wednesday, August 17 & 24, 2022 

Peoria Riverfront Museum's Sun Plaza

Free & Open to the Public

Celebrate a fusion of art, music, food, culture and history from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood during the Black Renaissance (1917-1930s), with this special series of events inspired by Archibald Motley's vibrant painting "Bronzeville at Night," on loan from Art Bridges, and Preston Jackson's "Bronzeville to Harlem: An American Story," at Peoria Riverfront Museum.

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DARK TOWER HOUR

WED, AUG 17 & 24 

Sun Plaza

Join us Wednesday evenings in August on the Sun Plaza for live music, poetry & cultural discussion. Featured Peoria artists: Greg Ward, Peoria-born jazz saxophonist, Greg Stewart ft. The Gruv Xperiment, and Brandon Alexander Williams, Peoria-raised poet, MC and DJ.

WED, AUG 17 | Jazz Saxophonist GREG WARD & R&B artist GREG STEWART ft. THE GRUV XPERIMENT

5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

WED, AUG 24 | Poet, MC & DJ BRANDON ALEXANDER WILLIAMS

5:30 PM- 7:30 PM 

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EVENT SPONSORS

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges.

Locally sponsored by Visionary Society & Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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Artwork: Archibald John Motley Jr. (1891 - 1981), "Bronzeville at Night," 1949, on loan from the collection of Art Bridges.