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‘Art On Lockdown’ On Display Through Dec. 3 In Rock Island

December 1st, 2021
'Art On Lockdown' On Display Through Dec. 3 In Rock Island

Through December 3, Quad City Arts presents “Art on Lockdown.” This diverse exhibition features 80 works of art by 67 regional artists. The public is invited to celebrate creativity at the opening reception on October 15 from 6-9 pm where most artists will be present, and refreshments will be served. As “Shelter in Place” began in March 2020, Quad City Arts’ staff searched for different ways to connect with the community and for a way to encourage artists to keep creating at a confusing time. As most non-essential workers found themselves working from home or not working at all, they... Read More

Check Out ‘Art On Lockdown’ At Quad City Arts

November 30th, 2021
Check Out 'Art On Lockdown' At Quad City Arts

Through December 3, Quad City Arts presents “Art on Lockdown.” This diverse exhibition features 80 works of art by 67 regional artists. As “Shelter in Place” began in March 2020, Quad City Arts’ staff searched for different ways to connect with the community and for a way to encourage artists to keep creating at a confusing time. As most non-essential workers found themselves working from home or not working at all, they needed something constructive to fill their time. Creativity helps people cope with isolation, anxiety, and boredom by refocusing the brain. In 2020, creativity showed... Read More

West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

November 30th, 2021
West Davenport Arts Council Holding Exhibit And Art Opening For Local Artists

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting a wine and cheese art exhibition for local artists Sara Meyer, Karene Nagel, Wendy “Bingo” Fellenzer, Cathy Bolkcom, Cyndi Peterson, Sarah Robb, Jen Hansen and Mona Ritemon on the evening of Wednesday, December 1st, from 6-8pm. These artists work in various mediums and styles and what unites them is their connection to Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC). Exhibit features oil painting, watercolors, photography, woodworking and wreaths and most are... Read More

Figge Hosts Craft Night at the Botanical Center December 1

November 30th, 2021

This Wednesday night, the Figge Art Museum are taking over the craft room, 5-9PM during Winter Nights Winter Lights Powered By MidAmerican Energy Company. Visit to participate in crafts curated by Figge educators. Get all the details HERE!  Read More

Quad City Arts presents paintings by Elisa Boughner, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat, and sculpture by Lori Roderick

November 20th, 2021
Quad City Arts presents paintings by Elisa Boughner, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat, and sculpture by Lori Roderick

From November 3rd 2021-January 3rd, 2022, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents oil paintings by Elisa Boughner of Glenview, IL, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat of Carbondale, IL, and ceramic sculpture by Lori Roderick of Rock Island, IL. Elisa Boughner was born in the United States, raised in Mexico and studied art in America and Europe. Her work reflects the influence of each of these cultures. She says, “Color holds an emotional bond for the viewer and the artist alike. My work is about emotion, and I believe color and composition can create an undeniable joyful emotion when looking at... Read More

Executive Director of Quad Cities Cultural Trust to Serve as Grand Marshal for Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

November 15th, 2021
Executive Director of Quad Cities Cultural Trust to Serve as Grand Marshal for Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Jen Dobrunz, executive director of the Quad Cities Cultural Trust, will serve as a Grand Marshal at the 2021 Kwik Star Festival of Trees Holiday Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20 in downtown Davenport. Dobrunz has dedicated her career to the non-profit sector, raising nearly $100 million over the last 15 years. She is a Quad City native who lives in LeClaire, Iowa with her three children. She has served as the QCCT executive director for three years. During her tenure, QCCT started and completed a record-breaking campaign that brought the trust’s endowment to over $32 million, which has allowed for... Read More

Rock Island’s David Sebben’s Mississippi River Photo Chosen For New Postage Stamp

November 11th, 2021
Rock Island's David Sebben's Mississippi River Photo Chosen For New Postage Stamp

Rock Island’s David Sebben will have one of his gorgeous photos shared throughout the United States in 2022 — on a postage stamp. Sebben is one of a series of artists who have had their works chosen to grace the face of a new series of stamps based on the river and surrounding environs. Each state touching the river will be honored among the collection, with a photo representing the scenery of that state along the river. Sebben took the photo, along with several others, in 2015, and like many of his photos, he shared it on social media and the photo site Flickr. The USPS, scanning Flickr... Read More

Three New Quad-Cities Artists Featured At Art At The Airport Gallery

November 7th, 2021
Three New Quad-Cities Artists Featured At Art At The Airport Gallery

Through January 3rd, 2022, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents oil paintings by Elisa Boughner of Glenview, IL, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat of Carbondale, IL, and ceramic sculpture by Lori Roderick of Rock Island, IL.  Elisa Boughner was born in the United States, raised in Mexico and studied art in America and Europe. Her work reflects the influence of each of these cultures. She says, “Color holds an emotional bond for the viewer and the artist alike. My work is about emotion, and I believe color and composition can create an undeniable joyful emotion when looking at it.” Her still... Read More

Davenport Public Library Hosting Talk On Haitian Art

November 5th, 2021
Davenport Public Library Hosting Talk On Haitian Art

Join Figge educator, Kelsey Vandercoy, for an in-person talk all about Haitian art on Saturday, November 6th at 3:00 pm at Eastern Ave. (6000 Eastern Ave.) The Figge Art Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of Haitian art outside of Haiti itself. Vandercoy will give a brief presentation about the basics of Haitian art and why the Figge has so much of it, followed by a hands-on art activity related to the lesson. A series of Haitian flags from the Figge Outreach’s collection of objects will be brought to allow patrons a close-up, physical experience with the art. This program... Read More

Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

November 4th, 2021
Festival Of Trees Is BACK in Davenport! See The Full Schedule Here

Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20 – November 28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.  In its’ 36th year as the annual fundraiser for Quad City Arts, over 30,000 people experience the 10-day Festival of Trees each year and an additional 45,000 watch the Holiday Parade, making this event one of the largest attractions in the Quad Cities. Festival of Trees features... Read More