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Sean Leary’s Comic Book Art Flies Onto The Walls At Taste Buds

May 25th, 2017

The graphic novel/comic book art of Sean Leary will be flying onto the walls this weekend at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. Leary will be on hand to also sign copies of his graphic novels in the Dark Equinox series. The series is a YA horror tale about a teenager who survives a suicide attempt and as a result is able to see the world of demons... Read More

Outsider Artist Knudsen’s Vibrantly Imaginative Art Hits Taste Buds

May 11th, 2017

Local outsider artist Charles Knudsen has been creating imaginative and vibrant art of all stripes for decades around the Quad-Cities, and this weekend he’ll be showcasing some of his colorful, intriguing pieces at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks,... Read More

Gallery Hop And Open House Rockin’ Rock Island This Weekend!

May 4th, 2017

The District in downtown Rock Island is hoppin’ with activity this weekend! Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, the Gallery Hop offers free fun at a variety of venues until 10 p.m. See live musical performances, live comedy, live art being created, book readings, book signings, pottery, jewelry and more! The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! It’s no secret in the Quad Cities that Downtown Rock Island is a happening place filled with interesting and historical buildings. But have you ever wondered what was going... Read More

Are You Ready To Rock Some Photography?

April 27th, 2017

Quad-Cities, are you ready to rock???? Well, you can check out some rock, blues and funk photography at the latest art exhibit by local luminary and shutterbug Kevin Richard Schafer, at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday... Read More

Creative And Quirky Artworks Pop At Taste Buds

April 19th, 2017

The imaginative, quirky and vibrantly eclectic artworks of Sara Holtz are sprouting on the walls at Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, through April 27. Holtz utilizes a wide array of found objects and different textures in her mixed media art, including metalware, fabrics, stones, plastics and even ground spices. She has had her artworks exhibited at Star Dog and Bucktown and this is her first solo exhibit. A Taste of Q-C Art showcases various local artists and, through a sponsorship with QuadCities.com, allows them to keep 100 percent of their sales – Taste Buds takes no commission on... Read More

Holtz Debuting New Artworks At Taste Buds

April 13th, 2017

Sara Holtz brings a fun, whimsical quality to her multi-media paintings and that buoyant spirit will fit in perfectly with the light, happy environment for her first solo gallery showing as the latest Taste of Q-C Art creator at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). Holtz has had artworks on display at other area galleries, including Bucktown and the Star Dog Gallery, but this is her first solo gallery show. An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies,... Read More

Give The Horns To Bullying With Pete!

April 10th, 2017

At one time or another in our lives, most of us have felt powerless and persecuted, attacked and antagonized. Bullied. One voice against the onslaught can carry amazing weight. Many gathered against it? Remarkable courage and determination. Summoning that unity and resolve and bringing recognition and repair to this situation is the goal of the Unity Year-Round Campaign, an initiative by Eco Arts Quad Cities and QC United. The purpose of the anti-bullying initiative, which was kicked off in November 2012, is to recognize the worth of all Q-C community members and to practice showing respect and... Read More

Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

April 7th, 2017

Sometimes the best way to deal with a painful experience or journey, is to transform that pain into comfort. That is exactly what Living Proof Exhibit specializes in. Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to those impacted by cancer. This includes patients, survivors, families and caregivers. On Saturday April 8, anyone impacted by cancer can join Living Proof Exhibit at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) for Full Circle Project. This FREE class will allow individuals to cut up those unappealing hospital gowns, turn those gowns into pulp, change the pulp... Read More

Nine-Year-Old Having His Debut Art Exhibit At Taste Buds

March 30th, 2017

Jackson Leary is certainly celebrating his ninth birthday in a unique way. The third grader is having his first solo art exhibit as the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). Jackson is the son of QuadCities.com digital media director Sean Leary and the co-host of Eventures with Sean and Jackson, a podcast on QuadCities.com. He’s had his art exhibited at Rozz Tox and local school art exhibits but this is his first solo show. He’s also co-authored and illustrated five books with his father, the latest being We Are All Characters.... Read More

Simon Says Take A Tangent To Taste Buds

March 22nd, 2017

Local underground artist Simon Tangent is having his debut showing of his art at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds. If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary... Read More

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