Friday - October 18, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

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

Bucktown Is Back!

July 18th, 2019

Bucktown is back.   The art gallery is reopening today after being closed for over two months due to the Flood of 2019. Sunrise Galleries East in the Bucktown Center for the Arts is reinstalling paintings and photography after having the business closed since April 30th when a Hesco barrier broke flooding Downtown Davenport. Gallery owners Jane Doty and Jim Elias will be in their business today from 10:00am to 3:00pm hanging art they removed during the flood. Sunrise Galleries East will reopen for business Thursday, July 17. Located at the corner of 2nd Street and Pershing Avenue, The Bucktown... Read More

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

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