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Art Gala for the new Ronald McDonald House in Peoria, IL – November, 2, 2019

9/23/2019 RMHC Central Illinois

Saturday, November 2, 2019
5:30pm to 11:00pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral
400 NE Perry Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603

Presented By

Maui Jim - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Art Gala for Peoria House Presenter.     Float - Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois Art Gala for Peoria House Presenter.

Join us on Saturday, November 2, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria as we “Bid to Give” for the new Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. This is an evening you don’t want to miss and is sure to be the talk of town. Live art demonstrations, pop-up entertainment, great food, and a cash bar will make for a fun evening. Plus, you’ll get to meet some talented regional artists and see the original art we’ve selected for the Peoria Ronald McDonald House. The Art Gala features over 100 original artworks created by dozens of regional artists.

Award-winning Ronald McDonald House Charities Artist of the Year, Jeff Hanson, will also be at the event. His work will be among the art featured in our LIVE “Bid to Give” auction. Jeff has pledged to help raise $10 million for charity by the time he is 30!

Individuals, couples, families, friends or businesses can select and sponsor one or more artworks or make a gift to help us purchase the works. Each individual or group will be recognized for the thoughtful gift of art with a plaque displayed next to your sponsored piece(s). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


$100 each; $175 for two
Sponsorships with multi-ticket benefits are available.

“We love these works and know they will brighten the lives of those who will be staying at the Peoria Ronald McDonald House®. Each work has been chosen to create a fun, healing environment for the children, their families, and all who will care for them.” ~~ Art Gala Committee

Event Schedule

Doors Open: 5:30 pm
Attire: Creative, Semi-Casual
Heavy Appetizers: 5:30-7:30 pm
Art Bidding: 6:00-7:30 pm (online bidding will be available)
Live Auction: 7:30 pm


Rusty Hall, Pianist: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Lowell & Leslie Koons Quartet: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cousin Eddie: 8:30 pm-10:30 pm

Special Guest

Host: Kim Blickenstaff


Dan Campbell, Raising Paddles

Event Chair:

Brian Tibbs

Honorary Co-chairs:

Doug & Eileen Leunig, Big Picture Initiative

Hotel & Parking

RMHC room blocks are reserved at the Pere Marquette for $119 + tax & fees and Mark Twain for $89 + tax & fees. Parking is available in the Scottish Rite lot. Look for Art Gala parking signs.


Please contact Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois at 309-401-2525.

Artists will in turn be compensated for their efforts to fill the interior space with works creating a warm and comforting House where overnight accommodations and meals are provided at no charge for the families and patients of the local hospitals while their children (ages 0-22) are receiving treatment.


This event needs your support.

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