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New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

April 27th, 2021
New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

During an era of social distancing, Quad Citizens have gotten outside to explore the region’s parks, hiking trails, and riverfronts — perhaps more than ever before. Now, the community can see the natural world through the painting and photography of Tom Uttech in the new exhibition “Origin,” opening at the Figge Art Museum Saturday, May 1. “It’s like we are bringing the outdoors in,” said Michelle Hargrave, executive director and CEO of the Figge. “Visitors are going to be immersed in Tom’s love for nature — in his appreciation for both the small wonders of the world, and the... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

April 24th, 2021
Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, through April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on Quad City Arts Facebook page , along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed at www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html, This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools,... Read More

Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

April 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

While last year’s Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest was virtual, the fifth-annual event will be back live and in person June 26-27, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Last year’s event was spread out over two weeks in the second half of August, where 100 artists chalked up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, and the first-place winner was from southern California. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival in June will bring together hundreds of local... Read More

Learn More About Figge Museum’s ‘For America’ Exhibit Tonight

April 22nd, 2021
Learn More About Figge Museum's 'For America' Exhibit Tonight

Get an in-depth look at the latest traveling exhibit at the Figge Museum tonight! You can attend a virtual talk at 6:30 p.m. by American artist Ann Gale, who is featured in the traveling exhibit “For America,” through May 16. Gale is known for her complex and expressive oil paintings of individuals. Gale earned her BFA from Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle. Gale is an American figurative painter based in Seattle, Wash. Gale received her BFA from the Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University.... Read More

Looking For Fun This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Find It In Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

April 22nd, 2021
Looking For Fun This Weekend, Quad-Cities? Find It In Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

We all lead hectic lives. We’ve got a lot going on. Sometimes we don’t have the time to look through the various lists and calendars and such to see what’s happening this weekend. Luckily, we’ve got WEEKEND IN 2 MINUTES! Every Thursday, our podcast offers a quick and fun look around the pop cultural landscape in the Quad-Cities to let you know what’s happening — what bands are out playing, what events are going on, etc. It’s a fast rundown of some of the cool stuff going on in our community, and of course it’s always free for you to listen to here... Read More

Café at Figge Art Museum Reopens for Lunch Thursday, April 22

April 21st, 2021
Café at Figge Art Museum Reopens for Lunch Thursday, April 22

The Figge Café, featuring the culinary skills of Quad-City native Chef Jason Stewart, will reopen to the public on Thursday, April 22. It’s inside the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport. Stewart, who is also known as “Chef Stu” and owner of Zeke’s Island Café in Bettendorf, will be introducing a completely updated menu that will launch in conjunction with the Café’s reopening. Items include a variety of sandwiches — including the Rustic Burger, that is ground fresh and hand pressed daily, vegetable cheddar chowder soup, loaded Caesar and B.L.T. salads with homemade salad... Read More

Exhibit by Senior Art Prize Winner Opens April 20 at Western Illinois University Art Gallery

April 18th, 2021
Exhibit by Senior Art Prize Winner Opens April 20 at Western Illinois University Art Gallery

Western Illinois University senior Art major Andrea Kliffmiller, of Rushville, IL, will have her solo Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition, “Bound,” on display Tuesday, April 20-Friday, April 30 at the University Art Gallery. Kliffmiller is also the recipient of the 2021 Mavigliano/Brabec Senior Art Prize through the WIU Department of Art and Design. The exhibit is open free to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. The gallery is closed on University holidays. For more information about the Gallery, visit wiu.edu/artgallery.  Read More

Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week’s FUN10

April 18th, 2021
Comedy At Renwick, Raves At Rozz-Tox, Taoism, Fashion And More In This Week's FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Figge Offers Free Admission to Quad-Cities Essential Workers This Week

April 12th, 2021
Figge Offers Free Admission to Quad-Cities Essential Workers This Week

To honor and celebrate Quad Citizens who have stepped up to support the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Figge Art Museum is offering free admission to all essential workers this week through Saturday. “Quite simply, we would not have gotten through the past year without the heroic efforts of our community’s essential workers — from medical personnel to teachers to grocery store workers. Day in and day out, these Quad Citizens have consistently made sacrifices for our region,” said Figge Executive Director and CEO Michelle Hargrave. “Their efforts are to be commended... Read More