Jonathan and Nikki Romanin, Co-Founders/Owners919 NE Jefferson St Peoria, IL 61603
ART Inc. was born in December 2018 by Jonathan and Nikki Romain and was given to the community as a way to foster, encourage and strengthen the diverse community that surrounds this non-profit.
Nikki has an extensive background in the performing arts and her husband, Jonathan, is a nationally celebrated visual artist. Together they offer just about everything that can be encompassed by Arts Education including visual, ceramic, steam activities, coding, drama and dance.
The sprawling three-story building was once a part of Peoria’s School District 150. The Romains have transformed the former school into a warm, welcoming center that frees your creative senses.
“We are here for the community and we are for inclusiveness,” said Nikki.
This couple inspires each other and they are each other’s biggest fan.
Nikki offers this wisdom to future generations.
“Empower our girls. We [as females] have plans and goals,” said Nikki. “Those experiences along the way are necessary to get you where you want to be. Enjoy the journey.”
This couple most enjoys investing in kids and the after school program.
“We pour into them,” said Jonathan.
One visit to this remarkable venue speaks loudly about the Romains passion for investing in future generations.
The Romains know it still takes a village...