Chairman Rocco Landesman Releases the Schedule for His Visit to Peoria, Illinois, August 8, 2011

Chairman invited by Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18)

Washington, DC -- NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will visit Peoria, Illinois, on August 8, 2011 at the invitation of Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18). This will be Chairman Landesman's second trip to Peoria, where he kicked off his national Art Works Tour in November 2009. Rep. Schock and Chairman Landesman will tour Peoria arts organizations and attend an event at the Wildlife Prairie Park with Peoria artists and arts organizations.

The following events are open to the press:

Monday, August 8, 2011

11:50 a.m. CT "" Tour Peoria Riverfront Museum location to see progress since Chairman Landesman's last visit. 
2:00 p.m. CT   "" Visit to Peoria Ballet Rehearsal Location: 809 W Detweiller Dr # C, Peoria, IL
*6:00 p.m. CT   Discussion with local artists and artistic organizations  Location: Wildlife Prairie Park, 3826 N. Taylor Rd.,
Hanna City, IL

*Please note for media attending the 6:00 p.m. event, please RSVP to Steve Dutton at or 202-225-6201.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at


Liz Stark