The mission of the Tarble Arts Center is to engender appreciation for and involvement in the arts for the people of east-central Illinois and Eastern Illinois University through the presentation of exhibitions, performances, programs, education, and a teaching collection.
We recognize and honor the land upon which we gather to share stories as part of the traditional territory of Native American peoples: the Peewaareews (Peoria), Kaahkaahkia (Kaskaskia), Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw), Waayaahtanwa (Wea), Myaamiaki (Miami), Mascoutin, Odawa (Ottawa), Othâkîwa (Sauk), Meshkwahkihaki (Mesquaki), Kiwikapawa (Kickapoo), Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi), Anishinaabe (Ojibwa), Mamaceqtaw (Menomonee), and Hoocąk-waaziija-hači (Winnebago) peoples. Telling the stories of first peoples is an obligation the present owes to both the past and the future. We further wish to acknowledge the land’s sustained historical stewardship by indigenous peoples across North America and their ongoing struggles against injustice and oppression.
The Tarble is closed to the public for the summer season so that staff can develop 2022-23 programs.
FREE gallery admission and visitor parking.
Admission for performances and classes may require a fee.