Wedding season has arrived. Book your Bachelorette (and other celebratory painting pARTies) before your preferred dates fill up.  Check out one of our new classes on the schedule. Sessions are offered both at the studio, as well as off-site. Call Jody at (309) 360-4880 with questions or to schedule your customized event.

“Birds on a Branch” – Sat. May 26th 2-4 “Buy Now!”

“Pour Painting 5/29” – Tue. May 29th 6 p.m. “Buy Now!” 

“1st Friday Happy Art” – Fri. June 1st 6 p.m. “Buy Now!” 

“Kids Create 6/7” – Thu. June 7th 10:30 a.m. “Buy Now!” 

“Sunset in Paradise” – Tue. June 19th 6 p.m. “Buy Now!” 

“Art & Appetizers” – Thu. June 21st 6 p.m. “Buy Now!”

“Kids Create 6/22” – Tue. June. 22nd 10:30 a.m. “Buy Now!” 

“Kids YogART 6/23” – Sat. June 23rd 10:30 a.m. “Buy Now!”

“Butterfly” – Sat. June 23rd 2 p.m. (off-site at Hoerr Nursery) “Buy Now!” 

“Kids Create 6/26” – Tue. June 26th 10:30 a.m. “Buy Now!”

“Japanese Maple” – Tue. June 26th 6 p.m. “Buy Now”

“Vodka Sunset” – Wed. June 27th 6 p.m. “Buy Now!”

“Kids Create 7/3” – Tue. July 3rd 10:30 a.m. “Buy Now!”

“Clematis” – Sat. July 7th 3 p.m. “Buy Now!”

Coming this summer…”Kids YogART” (one Saturday morning each month in June, July & August)


Make a hit with a gift certificate for a class at The Hive.  “Buy Now!”


The Hive is located in the Contemporary Art Center building at 305 Water St. on the Peoria riverfront.  We offer a variety of art classes, team-building, girls’ night out painting, date night, bachelorette and birthday pARTies, as well as other activities, for all ages: children, teens, adults, seniors, and special needs.   Earn scouting art badges, too! Like us on The Hive Facebook page. Our FB page has the most up-to-date photos of Hive events and classes. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes due to inclement weather of if minimum class size is not met. 

When classes are not scheduled, the space is available for private adult events such as, but not limited to:
  • Girls’ Night Out
  • Date Night
  • Team-building
  • Wedding and Baby showers
  • Adult Birthday pARTies
  • Bachelorette pARTies
  • Off-site meetings

The Hive is truly a social community, buzzing with artful activity.

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