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Two of Peoria's Juneteenth events celebrate through art, hip hop, community and more

On this week’s episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois talks with Marc Supreme of the YANI Collective and William Butler, Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, about two upcoming Juneteenth events.

The first, taking place on Saturday, June 17 at John H. Gwynn Jr. Park in Peoria, features a hip hop tribute, the creation of a community mural and more.

The second event takes place on Sunday, June 18 at the Contemporary Art Center and features an artist talk from Preston Jackson, as well as spoken word, music and much more.

Find additional information here.

Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant development director, assistant program director, host of WCBU's newsmagazine All Things Peoria and producer of WCBU’s arts and culture podcast Out and About.