Playing Peoria is on Hiatus

Montage of all Playing Peoria artists and entertainers

I’m sorry to say that I will no longer be able to continue making regular posts on “Playing Peoria.” I’ve truly enjoyed meeting each and every one of the artists and performers who have shared their art with us.

The Playing Peoria website will continue to be available online, and I do hope to make periodic posts in the future. Click on the “Follow Playing Peoria” button to receive an email notification of any future posts.

You can also learn more about me and my photography on my website,, and visit my personal photography blog at

I specialize in medium and large prints of my landscape and fine art photography. Prints are available through a number of local outlets, including Studios on Sheridan, Studio 825, the Joseph Works Art Gallery, The Main Statement, and the Traffik Jam, as well as directly from me. Local artwork is the perfect way to decorate your home, office or restaurant.

Thanks again to all of the artists who have participated in Playing Peoria. I also want thank the people who have helped me produce and promote Playing Peoria.

Debbie Stocks, my wife, proofreader and occasional co-author
Wini Stocks, my mother, proofreader
Suzette Boulais, Executive Director of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois
Nancy Davis, photography assistant
Amanda Stoll, writer
Molly Richmond, writer and photography assistant
Carol Davidson, photography assistant
Jayme Eng, writer and photography assistant


New Schedule

Playing Peoria is published every other week.  If you’d like to receive an email when a new feature is published, simply enter your email address in the box to the lower-right and then click on the “Follow Playing Peoria” button.