Students will exhibit their artwork and perform dance routines, theater acts, choir performances and band concerts at the Peoria Arts & Cultural Festival, presented by Valley Schools, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in Old Town Peoria and Osuna Park.
The City of Peoria and Peoria Unified School District continue this partnered event that brings students’ artistic talents to the forefront. Along with a variety of visual art, guests can watch demonstrations, enjoy the kids’ zone area, sponsored by Sky Zone, participate in make and take crafts, and shop from the craft vendors. This year’s festival will also feature a chalk art zone/mural, and new “pop-up” performances in locations throughout the event.
The Musical Instrument Museum is back again with the Instrument Petting Zoo, exposing community members to many different types of instruments that they can see and play. The event also includes a variety of food trucks, which will serve food and refreshments. The event is free to the public and fun for all ages. Some of the activities may require the purchase of a wristband for a small fee to participate.
In addition, the Peoria Police Department will announce the winners of the 7th Annual Anti-Bullying Art Contest, sponsored by the Peoria Police Officers Association. The theme of this year's contest was “All it Takes is One Voice.” Peoria Unified School District students in third through 12th-grade were challenged to create a visual image or photo to depict the theme.