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Quad City Arts Presenting 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational

March 18th, 2019

Quad City Arts presents the 42nd Annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from March 30-May 2. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, April 4th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 16 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provided the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $4000 in scholarships and prizes. Primary sponsorship is provided by The William... Read More

The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists Now on Display at GAHC

December 22nd, 2018

Looking for an enjoyable and educational way to spend some time in the Quad Cities? The German American Heritage Center & Museum (712 W 2nd St. Davenport) currently is showcasing the exhibit, The Civil War: Through the Eyes of German-American Caricaturists. You can check out this amazing exhibit now through Monday Feb 4. As the largest ethnic contingent to fight for the Union in the Civil War, German-Americans played a critical role in its outcome. Lesser known but also important is the work of two German-American caricaturists who not only influenced public opinion, but also how the conflict... Read More

Make Holiday Memories at the Vander Veer Holiday Workshop!

December 16th, 2018

Are you looking for a family friendly holiday activity this weekend? Then look no further than Vander Veer Botanical Park! The annual Vander Veer Holiday Workshop takes place this Tuesday Dec 18 at Vander Veer Botanical Park (215 W Central Ave Davenport. Two sessions will take place, the Early Session at 4 p.m. and the Late Session at 6 p.m. This family event is a great opportunity to enjoy the splendor of the holiday floral display while creating holiday ornaments and gifts! Materials and instruction for craft projects suitable to different skill levels will be provided along with some holiday... Read More

Rock the Arts Lights Up Downtown Rock Island

December 4th, 2018

Rock the Arts will light up downtown Rock Island during a December art stroll happening at the Desoto building, The ARTery/MidCoast Gallery West and Quad City Arts. The three art sites will be open on Friday, December 7 during 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from noon to 3 p.m. At Desoto, there will be demonstrations on woodworking by the Quad City Woodturners, outdoor raku firing with Joel Knanishu and intricate collage with Amber Williams. The Desoto studio will have a table where children can experiment with clay.  New for this event will be the collage demonstration by Amber Williams.... Read More

Winterfest Coming To Family Museum

November 24th, 2018

The Family Museum will continue its tradition of seasonal, family-friendly activities with WinterFest on Sunday, December 2, from 12:00-5:00 pm. For the first time ever, guests will meet a real reindeer and visit with both Santa and Mrs. Claus! Visitors are invited to make a variety of holiday crafts and enjoy performances by the Family Museum Dance Company and other local musical groups. Admission to this event and the Family Museum’s hands-on gallery is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to a local food pantry.   Activities Live Reindeer (1:00-4:00)... Read More

Find Your Holiday Spirit at the Festival of Trees!

November 13th, 2018

Nothing kicks off the holiday season in the Quad Cities more festively than the Festival of Trees! This amazing annual tradition since 1986, held at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St Davenport), will commence festivities on Thursday Nov 15. There will be something to enjoy for the entire family between the art galleries, Bo the Bear, the decorated trees and much more!   Here is a full list of the Special Events at the Festival of Trees 2018:   Thursday Nov 15             9 a.m. – 12 p.m.                            RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St. Davenport) A... Read More

Connect with Your Inner Artist at DIY Craft Lounge!

November 6th, 2018

There is a much-needed addition to Downtown Moline that will have DIYers in the Quad Cities screaming for joy! After putting her heart and soul into Café Fresh (1514 5th Ave Moline) for the last 11 years, Amanda Kerner and family have expanded their creativity and passion into the space next door, at the brand-new DIY Craft Lounge! DIY Craft Lounge (1514 5th Avenue Moline) begins regular business hours today! Hours will be Tuesday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Winesday) evenings will be for adult-crafting only. However,... Read More

QC Arts Opens 41st High School Art Invitational

April 4th, 2018

Quad City Arts is now presenting the 41st Annual High School Art Invitational! The 41st Annual High School Art Invitational is happening at the QC Arts Gallery, located at 1715 2nd Avenue Rock Island, from Mar 30 through May 3. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, Apr 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 15 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provide d the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete... Read More

Connect With Your Inner Artist At Muscatine Art Center

March 21st, 2018

Connect with your inner artist this weekend and check out the latest exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center! In conjunction with the “Faces of Iowa State” exhibit, artist Rose Frantzen will be giving a portrait painting demonstration this Saturday Mar 24 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Muscatine Art Center (1314 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine). While the admission is free, donations are appreciated. “Faces of Iowa State” features 39 portraits painted by Maquoketa artist Rose Frantzen. Frantzen’s art has been featured nationally, including an exhibit of her Portrait of Maquoketa project at... Read More

Celebrate National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

January 31st, 2018

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day is a day to reflect on how art affects your heart. Art, in all of its forms, has the power to move us, and to inspire our hearts. Of all the different kinds of art created in the world, those that move us to tears or cause us to burst out in laughter remain with us for a lifetime. National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is celebrated annually on January 31st. While its origin is unknown, the ways in which you can observe the National Day are plenty. You can visit an art gallery, read a book, listen to music, teach someone to play an instrument, explore... Read More

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