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Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

July 9th, 2019

Coming to DeSoto Studio in Rock Island for the month of August 2019 is”QC Icons and Landmarks The Art Of Jon Burns,”A collection of new work from Moline, Illinois native Jon Burns. The opening reception at the gallery, 2324 3rd Ave Rock Island (Enter through alley), is 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 2, and the closing reception will be Friday, August 30. Jon Burns is an artist and musician living and working in the Quad Cities IA/IL region. He has shown art at several galleries around the Q.C. including The Artery, Bucktown, Rozz Tox, Midcoast Gallery West, Peanut Gallery, Mode Art Gallery,... Read More

Christopher Reno and Rene Meyer Ernst Artworks at Quad City Arts

June 15th, 2019

On exhibit from June 28 through August 16, 2019 at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island will be paintings by Christopher Reno of Galesburg, IL, and digital collages by Rene Meyer Ernst of Davenport, IA. Christopher Reno creates paintings that are based on the grid as a structure from which to improvise. Reno states, “Technology allows me to incorporate manipulated photographic imagery and capitalize on the efficient repetitive labor of digital output tools such a plotters or engravers to make objects that I could never make with my own hand.” His paintings act as a marker for his... Read More

Check Out The Figge For Free!

May 9th, 2019

The Figge Art Museum will be FREE to all Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 19 during the final days of the Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection exhibition. Visitors will have full access to the entire museum including the permanent collection galleries as well as Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection, Submerged in the Sublime: The Landscape Photography of Kim Keever, Art Nouveau Amphora and Vanessa German: Miracles and Glory Abound opening May 11 in the second-floor Katz Gallery. Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures From the Driehaus Collection,... Read More

Partake in Colorful Creations at Tie-Dye in the Park!

April 27th, 2019

Do you love Tie-Dye? Do you love parks? Then this is the event for you! Tie-Dye in the Park, hosted by Sunrise Village, is happening Saturday May 11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park (1645 23rd Street Bettendorf). This fun, family-friendly event will feature all things tie-dyed! All supplies will be provided to tie-dye canvas grocery bags, socks and t-shirts, along with step-by-step guidance. The tie-dye process takes about 30 minutes. Tie-dye tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at https://sunrisevillageiowa.ticketleap.com/tie-dye-in-the-park/. In addition to tie-dye, participants... Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Beaux Arts Fair!

April 26th, 2019

Continue your Mother’s Day tradition this year with the largest Beaux Arts Fair! The Beaux Arts Spring Show will inspire all on Saturday May 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday May 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) on Bechtel Plaza and 2nd Street between Harrison and Brady. The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! Food vendors will also be available on 2nd Street. Musical entertainment and booth with children’s... Read More

The Village Will Be Blooming at This Festival

April 20th, 2019

Two names that are synonymous with art in the Quad Cities are John and Isabel Bloom. The impact this legendary couple has had on the community will live on forever. The 7th Annual Village in Bloom Festival of the Arts, which honors the legacy of John and Isabel Bloom, will be held on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Village of East Davenport. This is a FREE event for the entire family! John and Isabel lived, raised their family and created art in the East Village. Village in Bloom celebrates their contribution and encourages young people to get involved in the arts. The festival will... Read More

Beck and Woods Return To Cedar Rapids

April 12th, 2019

Scott Beck & Bryan Woods will host a Q&A at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival this Saturday 4/13 at 3:45pm to discuss their journey from young filmmakers to working in Hollywood on such films as A Quiet Place and their upcoming Stephen King adaptation “The Boogeyman”. The Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival runs April 12th & 13th and showcases dozens of films with Iowa ties. Tickets are available at www.crifm.org.  Read More

QC Arts Presents High School Art Exhibit

March 26th, 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

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

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