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

Connect with Your Inner Artist at DIY Craft Lounge!

November 6th, 2018

There is a much-needed addition to Downtown Moline that will have DIYers in the Quad Cities screaming for joy! After putting her heart and soul into Café Fresh (1514 5th Ave Moline) for the last 11 years, Amanda Kerner and family have expanded their creativity and passion into the space next door, at the brand-new DIY Craft Lounge! DIY Craft Lounge (1514 5th Avenue Moline) begins regular business hours today! Hours will be Tuesday – Thursday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday (Winesday) evenings will be for adult-crafting only. However,... Read More

QC Arts Opens 41st High School Art Invitational

April 4th, 2018

Quad City Arts is now presenting the 41st Annual High School Art Invitational! The 41st Annual High School Art Invitational is happening at the QC Arts Gallery, located at 1715 2nd Avenue Rock Island, from Mar 30 through May 3. The exhibition is open to the public, and includes a reception and award ceremony on Thursday, Apr 5 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, 15 schools, 28 teachers and over 170 students are provide d the opportunity to show their artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete... Read More

Connect With Your Inner Artist At Muscatine Art Center

March 21st, 2018

Connect with your inner artist this weekend and check out the latest exhibit at the Muscatine Art Center! In conjunction with the “Faces of Iowa State” exhibit, artist Rose Frantzen will be giving a portrait painting demonstration this Saturday Mar 24 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Muscatine Art Center (1314 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine). While the admission is free, donations are appreciated. “Faces of Iowa State” features 39 portraits painted by Maquoketa artist Rose Frantzen. Frantzen’s art has been featured nationally, including an exhibit of her Portrait of Maquoketa project at... Read More

Celebrate National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

January 31st, 2018

National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day is a day to reflect on how art affects your heart. Art, in all of its forms, has the power to move us, and to inspire our hearts. Of all the different kinds of art created in the world, those that move us to tears or cause us to burst out in laughter remain with us for a lifetime. National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day is celebrated annually on January 31st. While its origin is unknown, the ways in which you can observe the National Day are plenty. You can visit an art gallery, read a book, listen to music, teach someone to play an instrument, explore... Read More

Muscatine Art Center Hosting A Whale Of A Show

January 30th, 2018

Kimble Bromley, Professor of Art at North Dakota State University, will exhibit his Moby-Dick painting series at the Muscatine Art Center from February 15th through April 12th, 2018. Bromley’s work has been inspired by environments in which he lives and has visited, as well as being influenced by Herman Melville and Moby-Dick. Universal themes as read in the book, Moby-Dick, are discovered in these expressive and personal paintings.  Ultimately these paintings are about persevering, moving ahead, living life. In thinking about his work, Bromley reflects that, “one encounters many surprises... Read More

Simple Beauty Of Our World Celebrated in QC Arts Exhibit

January 24th, 2018

Paintings by Holly Kimball & Brad Bisbey, with wood sculptures by Jay Stratton will be exhibited at Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island Feb. 2-March 23. There’s an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the gallery, in the District, Rock Island. The event is free. In our fast paced world, it’s important to take time to appreciate the simple beauty of locally created art. On exhibit from February 2nd through March 23rd, 2017, will be simplistic and calming paintings by Holly Kimball of Galesburg, IL and Brad Bisbey of Moline, IL, with awe inspiring wood sculptures and furniture by... Read More

Con/In-Fluence By Steve Banks And Philip Laber Coming To QC Arts

December 7th, 2017

“Con/In-Fluence,” works by Steve Banks and Philip Laber, both of Davenport, IA, will be on exhibit from December 8th through January 26th 2018 at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, IL. Steve Banks is most well-known for his extravagant use of mixed media.  Banks creates mixed media painted constructions (primarily on canvas) utilizing oil paint, cardboard, fabric and carved wood. Philip Laber creates traditional intaglio prints with a digital component (primarily the colored areas) along with large pastels and paintings. Both artists explore popular culture with juxtapositions of classical... Read More

The Fun And Funky Art Of Jackie Krebs Hits Taste Buds

September 21st, 2017

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Thursday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More

Rock With The RI Artists Market Sunday

September 10th, 2017

Join a variety of local artists and makers this Sunday, September 10th  for the fourth monthly installment of the 2017 Rock Island Artists‘ Market. Over 20 vendors selling art, hand-crafted goods and more will be set up in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. Live music will be provided by Roger Carlson & Friends. The market takes place on the second Sunday of each month, June through October, from 12-4 pm. The Rock Island Artists’ Market was formed through a partnership of the Rock Island Arts Advisory Committee and Skeleton Key Art and Antiques. The... Read More

Beaux Arts Falls Into Figge This Weekend

September 7th, 2017

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The Beaux Arts Fall Show is heading to Davenport this Saturday Sep 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free! The Figge 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 from Harrison to Main. Parking is available in the two parking ramps as well as on the street. Metered parking is free both days! Musical entertainment... Read More

Translate