Press Coverage


Read our archive of selected press coverage about ART Inc.

Finding the heart behind ART Inc's first summer camp at Greeley School

Journal Star

"The Romains know the power of art and want to pass it on. So when Jonathon came home one day talking about buying an abandoned school building. Nikki didn't even need to think about it."

Dream comes true as Greeley school in Peoria reopens as art center

Peoria County Chronicle

"Sometimes it can be very misleading because it looks like Nikki and I are standing on top of this hill, shining,” Romain said. “But when you get closer, you see we’re standing on the shoulders of hundreds and hundreds of people who believe so dearly in this mission.”

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Couple seeks $150,000 to convert former school into community arts center

Peoria County Chronicle

"Two Peoria artists are working on developing a community arts center at a former school building, but they need the public’s help."

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BAIA Talks : Interview with Jonathon Romain – turning a School into Community Arts Center

Black  Art In America

"After Peoria, IL was ranked #1 on the website list of the “worst” cities for black Americans, Jonathon and Nikki Romain believe that, in purchasing this old school, we will provide a beacon of light and hope to a community that’s often overlooked."

Peoria couple granted $25,000 for art center in former Greeley School

Journal Star

"Jonathon and Nikki Romain received a vote of confidence Tuesday in their effort to turn the former Greeley School into a community arts center."

Using Art for a Better Future

Bradley University Alumni Spotlight

"While his fellow Bradley graduates headed off to jobs or further study, Jonathon Romain ’90 faced a different future."

Artists ReEnvisioning Tomorrow "ART Inc"  is a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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