Juneteenth Celebration

Contemporary Art Center


Jun 18 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Contemporary Art Center’s 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration will take place Sunday, June 18, 6:30-8:30pm at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

The public is invited to this free event. No food or drink will be offered but guests may bring their own food and drink.

Artist Preston Jackson, founder of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, will share insights into his paintings on display in the gallery. Other speakers include Romando Dixson, Executive Editor of Peoria Journal Star, Whitney Jensen, co-host of Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry, will share spoken word poetry and Carl Adams, author of Nance: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln.

In-between speakers, music will be performed by Judy Page, Preston Jackson and their band.

If anyone would like to promote this event, more information, photographs and access to the artists and speakers for interviews are available. We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out about this important event.

We are grateful to Weston Meuth for sponsoring the music for tonight’s performances.