Jonathon and Nikki Romain are turning the old Greeley School, a 45, 000 square foot building, into a community arts center. You can help support this cause by donating to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow (ART, Inc.). Our mission is to inspire and empower the community through the arts.
We will provide affordable studio space for artists. In turn, those artists will teach various forms of art to individuals in the community.
Some of the most crucial hours in young people's lives are right after school. We want to fill those hours with fun, creative, productive and educational programs. For many of these children this will be their first introduction to the arts. We are hoping it will be as transformative for them as it was for us.
After Peoria was ranked #1 on the 247WallSt.com website
list of the “worst” cities for black Americans, We believe that repurposing Greeley school in a community arts center will provide a beacon of light and hope to a community that's often overlooked.
Generous supporters like you will provide the financial resources needed in order for us to get the building up to code:
-Parking Lot Repair
Your donation will also enable youth in the community to create art, prepare for college, and explore new opportunities. Help us make an impact!
JONATHON ROMAIN BIO:
Jonathon Romain is a nationally known artist who has owned an art gallery for over twenty years. His art has been seen on television, in magazines, and museums. In addition to his artistic accomplishments he is a prolific speaker. Jonathon has shared his journey with thousands of young people across the country from prisons to some of the most prestigious colleges in the world.
NIKKI ROMAIN BIO:
Nikki Romain is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Theater. She was selected to perform with the well-known Chicago Praise Ensemble and toured throughout Northern Italy. Nikki has performed in musicals and theatrical productions across the country such as, Little Shop of Horrors, The Wiz, Godspell, Steel Magnolias, For Colored Girls, and Shoe Story. She recently wrote, produced, and played in her one woman show, “Lost and Found” (a story about how the arts saved her life), at the prestigious Royal George theater in Chicago.