Yaku is a non-profit organization located in Peoria, Illinois, tasked with restoring and re-purposing the iconic Hale Memorial Church located near the heart of downtown. The building exists to nurture and house a growing 60+ member community of Artists and Art groups from around the world. The Organization will draw Artists and Artworks from the international community to curate cultural festivals and events inside the HMC. Between festivals and other Yaku programming, the HMC will be offered for use as a public facility. Yaku will also actively engage future generations and the youth through school collaborations and outreach programs to promote their community participation and cultural involvement.