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Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

January 22nd, 2022
Putnam Partners Again with MLK Project, Opens New Original Exhibit

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! This past week has been another major one for the Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport. On Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), Putnam CEO Rachael Mullins attended an exciting announcement from the Friends of MLK, Inc. The Quad Cities non-profit announced Monday that a new $1-million park will be built to honor Dr. King, outside its building... Read More

Figge Hosts Craft Night at the Botanical Center December 1

November 30th, 2021

This Wednesday night, the Figge Art Museum are taking over the craft room, 5-9PM during Winter Nights Winter Lights Powered By MidAmerican Energy Company. Visit to participate in crafts curated by Figge educators. Get all the details HERE!  Read More

Check Out ‘Nature’s Blueprints’ At Davenport’s Putnam Museum

September 22nd, 2021
Check Out 'Nature's Blueprints' At Davenport's Putnam Museum

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design is running at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national tour and we’re... Read More

New Exhibit Nature’s Blueprints Opens At Davenport’s Putnam Museum Tomorrow

August 31st, 2021
New Exhibit Nature's Blueprints Opens At Davenport's Putnam Museum Tomorrow

In an age of complex environmental challenges, why not look to the ingenuity of nature for solutions? The forms, patterns, and processes found in the natural world—refined by 3.8 billion years of evolution—can inspire our design of everything from clothing to skyscrapers. This approach to innovation, called biomimicry, is becoming increasingly popular. Nature’s Blueprints: Biomimicry in Art and Design opens Wednesday, Sept. 1 at the Putnam Museum and Science Center (1717 W. 12th St., Davenport), a Smithsonian affiliate. “The Putnam is the first stop on this exhibit’s national... Read More

Planning Your Weekend? Listen To Our Weekend In 2 Minutes Podcast HERE!

August 20th, 2021
Planning Your Weekend? Listen To Our Weekend In 2 Minutes Podcast HERE!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Listen to the Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! Every Thurday, we give you a rundown of some of the cool things happening in and around the Quads over the coming week END! This week? Alternating Currents brings in a HUGE slate of events this weekend, but that’s not all, Whiteside County Fair is going on, LeClaire is having live music, Poopy’s is holding a Country Festival and bike events, and there’s a whole lot more! Get all the details on your latest Weekend in 2 Minutes! LISTEN HERE!  Read More

Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

August 6th, 2021
Need To Figure Out What To Do This Weekend? Listen To The Quad-Cities Weekend In 2 Minutes!

What to do this weekend… what to do this weekend… Need some help? Need some tips? Want to know what’s going on? Check out our Weekend in 2 Minutes podcast! It runs every week on your fun, free, local QuadCities.com! This week, All Sweat presents Abbey Road, new shows open at Music Guild and Playcrafters, Bix Fest celebrates 50 years, the fair continues to rage on, there’s outdoor music, art exhibits and more as well in this week’s Weekend!  Read More

Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

August 6th, 2021
Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

Despite the brutal Covid pandemic, film and TV production in Illinois last year spent nearly $362 million, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. Doug Miller of Davenport – who heads the Quad Cities Production Coalition – wants to see some of that money come to the Illinois Q-C area. He is working with state and local officials on establishing a regional film office in Rock Island, and is bringing Illinois Film Office director Peter Hawley to the Rock Island Holiday Inn on Thursday, Aug. 19, to talk about state filming incentives and financing. It’s among first events in the Quad-Cities... Read More

BREAKING (UPDATED): Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Unveils New Pieces, New Diversity/Equity Fund

July 15th, 2021
The museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): At an invitation-only event Thursday night, the Figge Art Museum unveiled seven new acquisitions and a newly created Art Diversity and Equity Fund intended to combat the systemic inequality in the art world. The fund is supported by a lead gift from locals Jim and Michelle Russell of Russell Construction. According to a 2019 published research journal by the Public Library of Science, the diversity of artists in major U.S. museums illustrates the urgent need to focus on collecting and preserving the works of artists from marginalized communities. The study found that 85.4%... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center Hires Two New VPs

July 15th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center Hires Two New VPs

EXCLUSIVE: The Putnam Museum and Science Center has expanded its leadership team to include a Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Leslie Klipsch, and Vice President of Museum Experiences, Ben Johnson. “The Putnam is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever. Not only has the facility been re-imagined, but we’ve been able to rebuild our staff,” Putnam President/CEO Rachael Mullins said Thursday. “We’re pleased to welcome two new leaders to the Putnam who both bring an incredible expertise that will further our growth and relevance to our Quad-City community.” Leslie Klipsch is... Read More

Bettendorf Artist/Gallery Owner and Q-C Students Share Thrills of Italy Trip

July 10th, 2021
Bettendorf Artist/Gallery Owner and Q-C Students Share Thrills of Italy Trip

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! Even though four of the group of 10 students and adults who recently returned from a two-week trip to Italy had been there before, it was a unique, life-changing experience for all involved. Pat Bereskin – longtime artist, teacher and owner of Bereskin Art Gallery & Academy, 2967 State St., Bettendorf – has taken summer trips to Italy every year since 2004, except... Read More