Resident Artists and Businesses

3rd Floor Residents

Visit the Resident Artist Studios on the 3rd floor of the facility including Tanya Bayer, Kaye Berry, William Butler, Elizabeth Davis, Duffy Armstrong Farrell, Julie K.W. Harkless, Larry Hendricks, Bennett Johnson, Darlene Jones, Richard Kirchgessner, Donald Mason, Kagan Masters, Ilva McBrayer, Joy Johannes Miller and Jack Ryan. Some of the artists participate in the 1st Friday Studio Tour, every 1st Friday of the month, 5-9:00pm

Third Floor residents also include Anne Buchanan-Massage Therapy.

2nd Floor Residents

Visit the Side View Gallery on the 2nd floor to view the sculptures and paintings of Preston Jackson, photography of Natalie Jackson and other artists. Natalie often participates in the 1st Friday Studio Tour, every 1st Friday of the month, 5-9:00pm. Adjacent to this gallery is Preston’s studio, where he has created many iconic sculptures, like the Richard Pryor sculpture on State and Washington.

1st Floor Residents


Plan your visit to the Contemporary Art Center to include dinner starting at 5:00 at the Rhythm Kitchen Music Café. Dine on unique, home-cooked meals in a relaxed atmosphere. All of the food is prepared, in limited quantities, fresh daily. The Rhythm Kitchen Music Café retains the warehouse appearance with eclectic décor, a full bar, an open kitchen and rotating art displays.


The Fiber Universe is a specialty yarn store in downtown Peoria, open Tuesday-Saturday, offering yarn, needles, accessories, spinning fibers, classes and open knit night on Wednesday and Thursday!