Sara Holtz brings a fun, whimsical quality to her multi-media paintings and that buoyant spirit will fit in perfectly with the light, happy environment for her first solo gallery showing as the latest Taste of Q-C Art creator at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans).

Holtz has had artworks on display at other area galleries, including Bucktown and the Star Dog Gallery, but this is her first solo gallery show.

An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more.

A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.

If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary at seanleary@seanleary.com.

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written over 50 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.