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Quad City Arts Raises Nearly $76K So Far in Festival of Trees

November 23rd, 2020

Kevin Maynard was as busy as a Christmas elf last Friday afternoon, as he distributed sugar cookies in the area to help promote the 35th-annual Festival of Trees. In fact, the Quad City Arts executive director dressed as an elf to deliver the Olde Towne Bakery treats (topped with the Festival logo) to his home-based co-workers and other Festival supporters. Among Maynard’s cookie run was for Kelly Oberhardt of KONE Spares (a team of the local KONE company), who covered the cost of her cookies and she matched donations of her team – raising a total of about $500 for Festival of Trees. “Things... Read More

Karpeles Museum Holding Painting Party

November 21st, 2020

A painting party will be held at Karpeles Museum, 700 22nd St., Rock Island, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Join us at the Karpeles Museum for a fun day of painting! I will guide you through each and every step of this beautiful fall landscape as you let your creativity flow! No experience is needed. This painting will be $30 per person. Please message us if you’d like to reserve a spot! Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or Venmo @karie-rauch. Preregistration is required to guarantee you a seat! Can’t wait to see you all there  Read More

Quad City Arts Getting Ready for Reimagined Festival of Trees

November 20th, 2020

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. Kaleigh Trammell is in her second year of coordinating Festival of Trees at Quad City Arts, and while the focus for the first time will be online and on TV, there also will be a gift shop and window displays at the Rock Island Gallery from Nov. 21 to 29. “It has been a challenge,” she said recently. “When we made this decision, we were trying to look ahead to what November was going... Read More

Winter Nights Winter Lights Lights Up Botanical Center

November 19th, 2020

Winter Nights Winter Lights begins lighting up the Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, this weekend! From Nov. 19 to Jan. 10, every night from 4 to 9 p.m. the outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 130,000 glowing lights. Showcasing our largest light display yet, new areas of our outdoor gardens will be lit, including the Children’s Garden. Explore the lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit. Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. A small processing fee will be added to all tickets. All... Read More

Teen Anime Day Going Virtual

November 18th, 2020

Teen Anime Day is going virtual Saturday, November 21 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Zoom! Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7196938 The annual Teen Anime Day is going virtual! All Teens ages 11-19 are invited to register for a special Teen Anime Day To Go activity kit and to attend a special Zoom party with the Davenport Public Library, the Figge Art Museum and special guest, “JAPANNA” anna ito, founder at Japan Shinzen Art and Culture International! Each Teen Anime Day To Go kit will include cups of ramen, tea, and candy sushi supplies plus some simple crafts, drawing... Read More

Art Legacy League to Hold Open House in Davenport Nov. 20

November 16th, 2020

The Art Legacy League (ALL) has found a new home on the Davenport riverfront and will hold a two-hour open house on Friday, Nov. 20. Founded in 2012, the nonprofit ALL is dedicated to the memory of Father Edward Catich and his contributions to the calligraphic arts, history of writing, and his long legacy of teaching. Father Catich (1906-1979) was an internationally renowned artist, calligrapher and visionary instructor who founded the St. Ambrose University Art Department. The ALL moved from J.B. Young Opportunity Center, 1702 N. Main St., Davenport. It had been there since 2018, and is now at... Read More

Davenport’s Mississippi Marketplace Hosting Vendor Show Today

November 14th, 2020

Support your local artisan by shopping with Mississippi Marketplace! Mississippi Marketplace (4004 W Kimberly Rd Suite B Davenport) will be hosting a Vendor Show this Saturday Nov 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Nov 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shop for unique gifts, home décor, vintage and repurposed items with 90+ vendors. Admission is FREE! Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/514075322569077 for more information.  Read More

NEED SOME GOOD NEWS??? Check Out What’s The Good News For November!

November 6th, 2020

With all of the election stress this week, we could all use some GOOD news, am I right? And every month, we at QuadCities.com, along with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present What’s The Good News, a look at some of the awesome people and positive news happening around the area! So, what’s the good news for November? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series Takes On An Online Educational Tone Quad City Arts has launched its new collection of online educational materials for the 47th-annual Visiting Artist Series that’s designed to help people during... Read More

Art-Mageddon Rocks The Davenport Farmers Market

November 6th, 2020

Art-Mageddon Kicks off the holiday season with an array of local artists and crafters gathered at the Freight House Farmers Market (421 W River Dr. Davenport) this Saturday Nov 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shop local and get started with your holiday gift-giving in an outdoor and safe environment! From custom wood signs, and wooden toys, woven baskets, and handmade jewelry. Food truck, baked goods, wine, and beer onsite! For more information, please visit https://www.freighthousefarmersmarket.com/. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Circa ’21 in Rock Island To Close Again Until January

November 2nd, 2020

With the closure of indoor dining throughout the state, by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse has made the difficult decision to close its doors for the holiday season. The Rock Island theater’s planned productions of “Winter Wonderland” and “Seussical” will be moved to the end of the 2021 season instead. Circa has, however, received special permission from Springfield to remain open until this Saturday to finish the current run of “The Savannah Sipping Society.” “This was a terribly difficult decision,” Brett Hitchcock, director of audience development,... Read More

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