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Dramatic Art, Hilarious Book Featured At Taste Buds

July 1st, 2017

Sydney Johnson’s dramatic black-and-white drawings and colorful abstract paintings are on display at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). The colorful art of Sydney Johnson decorates the walls June 23 through July 6, and Heather Nobiling’s book, “Life Sucks,” will be on hand for sale during that time. 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.  Read More

Carlson’s Art, Nobiling’s New Humor Book Featured At Taste Buds

June 22nd, 2017

Sydney Johnson and Heather Nobiling are the featured creators at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). The colorful abstract art of Sydney Johnson decorates the walls June 23 through July 6, and Nobiling’s book, “Life Sucks,” will be on hand for sale during that time. An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artists 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... Read More

Carlson’s Abstracts Decorate The Walls At Taste Buds

June 14th, 2017

The colorful abstract art of Misha Carlson decorates the walls through June 22 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.  Read More

Lundahl Paintings On Exhibit In Historic Building

June 12th, 2017

Augustana College has loaned seven of its works by the painter Frank Lundahl to the Safety Building in Rock Island. This loan was coordinated by the Doris and Victor Day Foundation located in that same building, built 1907-1908. The case where the recently installed works are on display has sat empty for years. Dave Geenen, executive director at the foundation, said he believes “that art needs to be brought to the people and made accessible to all.” Geenen’s hope is that, “people will know that we have lots of history, talent and innovation in the Quad Cities and will celebrate our past... Read More

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

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