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MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts Returns to the Quad Cities

September 19th, 2019

MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Art returns to the Quad Cities this Saturday Sep 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Lindsay Park (Village of East Davenport). Entry is only $4 for adults (or $6 for a weekend pass). Children and the first 260 students with a school ID receive free admission! The 32nd Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts will have over ninety artist’s booths, including many new exhibitors. Stroll, shop, enjoy wine tasting with Tabor Home Winery and artist-painted wine glasses. There are great food options from Lagomarcino’s,... Read More

Rock Island Artists’ Market Happening this Sunday!

September 4th, 2019

The next Rock Island Artists’ Market is this Sunday, September 8!  This family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The September market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, popcorn by G’s Popcorn of Moline, and music by Roger Carlson. Patrons... Read More

Fall 2019 Beaux Arts Fair at the Figge!

September 3rd, 2019

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The Fall 2019 Beaux Arts Fall Show is heading to the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) this Saturday Sep 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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! The Midwest’s finest group of artists comes together to showcase quality art pieces just in time for early holiday shopping. Don’t forget to grab something... Read More

Iron + Grain Maker Festival Celebrates Creativity and Innovation!

August 26th, 2019

Woodworkers. Blacksmiths. Ceramicists. Glass Blowers. Artisans. Streamline Artisans are giving the Makers in the world a place to shine, at this festival! Don’t miss the inaugural Iron + Grain Maker Festival this Friday Aug 30 from 2 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline). Admission is FREE! Come celebrate creativity and innovation, enjoy delicious local food and brews, and take in live music-all curated around the Quad Cities’ hottest new concert venue. Bring out the entire family for this fun-filled weekend! Enjoy a bounce house,... Read More

PaperFest Cutting Into Quad-Cities Next Weekend

August 18th, 2019

PaperFest, a new visual arts event in the Quad Cities, will include art demos and family-friendly hands-on art activities, all with paper. Activities planned are paper book folding, foam core sculpture, origami, collage and paper making. Artists involved include: Bucktown multi-media artist Linda Hardin, Carolyn Krueger who teaches ceramics, owns The ARTery and directs MidCoast Gallery West in Rock Island, Illinois, Rose Patton of Seven Orchids Gallery in Bucktown, David Smith who owns Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois, and DeSoto Studio (Rock Island) artist Amber Williams. There is... Read More

Alternating Currents Flow into Downtown Davenport

August 17th, 2019

Music.  Film.  Comedy.  Art. That’s right, Alternating Currents returns to Downtown Davenport. Alternating Currents, now in its 3rd year, will take place from Thursday Aug 22 through Sunday Aug 25, and will include 100 + performances and events throughout 17 different venues. Come celebrate the Birthday and life of Ellis Kell with a two-day vinyl record sale and musical swap meet Friday Aug 23 from 4 -8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 24 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the River Center (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)!  Multiple vendors will be selling vinyl albums, amps, instruments, and other musical wares,... Read More

OMG Beckyfest Returns to Downtown Davenport with Handmade, Vintage, & Kid Vendors

August 15th, 2019

Crafted QC will be hosting its fifth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, August 23, 6-9 PM and Saturday, August 24, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport, IA. This FREE shopping event features over 120 vendors from the QC and all over the Midwest selling unique handcrafted items and vintage finds. Twelve kid makers will have their own booths with handmade items ranging from sewn cat toys, to green cleaning products, to original paintings. Concessions, including alcoholic beverage sales, are being provided by the RiverCenter.   Live acoustic music... Read More

Make a Landing at Quad City Airport for an Electrified Art Exhibit

August 3rd, 2019

Quad City Arts Art at the Airport presents “Electrified” now and through Sep 2. Artists from the Quad City region will transform the gallery at the Quad City International Airport (2200 69th Avenue Moline) with sculptures that incorporate neon and video, along with other lighting effects. This show features pieces on loan from K. V. Dahl of Dahl Ford Davenport and Amy Nielson, and works by various artists including Gail Ray, Bruce Walters, Dawn Wohlford, Bill Wohlford, and Ron Kessel. Art at the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find. It is just across from... Read More

Have Some Free Family Fun at the Figge

August 2nd, 2019

Looking for some FREE family fun in Downtown Davenport, this weekend? Free Family Day at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St Davenport) will be held this Saturday Aug 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come celebrate the many exhibitions at the Figge with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences for both kids and adults! Families and fans alike will dive into the current exhibitions through art projects, films, gallery happenings and even a snack break.  Whether you are 1 or 100, you are invited! You can also visit the current exhibitions and chat with museum guides in the galleries. Featured exhibits... Read More

Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

August 2nd, 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

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