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Since its 2015 inception, Sculpture Walk Peoria has brought color, life and artful energy to Peoria’s Warehouse District. Last year,SWP, an initiative of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois, partnered with 15 local restaurants to present “What Does Art Taste Like?”—a fun and tasty way to engage the community in experiencing sculpture, as well as the artistry of local chefs.

“It was fun to hear from these wonderful local chefs how much they enjoyed creating a dish inspired from the Sculpture Walk,” notes Jenn Gordon, ArtsPartners executive director. “And I really love highlighting that chefs are artists in their own right.”

This year, 16 restaurants are pairing food and drink with SWP’s 16 current slate of sculptures, on display through May 2018. Each establishment will offer its creation during normal business hours that week, and all funds stay with the establishment.

In February, Popcorn Heaven, Hearth, Alwan & Sons and Seasons Gastropub kicked off the first two weeks of the eight-week program.Here is the remainder of the schedule:

Week of March 5
The Chef & The Baker paired with Anomie Exquisite
Drink: Granite City Food & Brewery paired with Angles Shadows Reaching

Week of March 12
Food: Brienzo’s Wood Fired Pizza paired with Firebirds
Drink: Tannins & Hops paired with Pedestrian

Week of March 19
Hacienda El Mirador paired with Without Reservation
Drink: Leaves N’ Beans paired with Three Ids of Self

Week of March 26
Jim’s Bistro paired with High Steppin’
Drink: Noir Tapas & Rendezvous Lounge paired with ISPE (Intergalactic Subatomic Particle Enhancer)

Week of April 2
Food: Suite Fire Bar & Grille paired with Without Reservation
Drink: Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery paired with Wired Stag

Week of April 9
Food: Obed & Isaac's Microbrewery and Eatery paired with Killer Bee
Drink: Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. paired with Horse with Bridle Chain

More information on the menu items and the sculptures that inspired them can be found at and on SWP’s Facebook page. iBi