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Illinois’ Skeleton Key Hosting Last Artists Market Of The Season TODAY

September 25th, 2022
Illinois' Skeleton Key Hosting Last Artists Market Of The Season TODAY

ROCK ISLAND, IL – The final Rock Island Artists’ Market of the 2022 season is taking place this Sunday, September 25th, from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of mediums represented, including painting, ceramics, jewelry and clothing design, furniture, woodworking, metal sculpture, outdoor furniture and more. The 20+ artists with the market join over 50 local artists and makers that sell full time inside Skeleton Key Art and Antiques,... Read More

Pysanky Egg Workshop Cracking Open At Iowa’s German Heritage Center TODAY

September 25th, 2022
Pysanky Egg Workshop Cracking Open At Iowa's German Heritage Center TODAY

Create your own Pysanky Egg September 25 at The German Heritage Center! Ukrainian-style eggs, or pysanky, are eggshells that are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik process using layers of wax and dye to “write” on eggshells. This workshop will feature a blaudruck-inspired design. Blaudruck, or German “blue-print” is a traditional folk art that is on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The instructor, Crystal Potthoff, has been creating pysanky for over 16 years. Join her to create your own pysanky and learn the history of this ancient... Read More

Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

September 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. The event is now being held on October 8! FEATURING: QC Rock Academy bands and solo performers Dynamic Status Gems (dance group) Spotlight Theater ……and more TBA SPONSORS: Rock Island Parks & Recreation Quad City Arts River Music Experience I-Rock 93.5FM Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors Illinois Casualty Company Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting Primetime Apparel & Promotions BBG... Read More

“Their Town” Hits the Stage in Downtown Davenport

September 24th, 2022
“Their Town” Hits the Stage in Downtown Davenport

“Their Town” is now playing at The Mockingbird On Main in Downtown Davenport! Inspired by Thorton Wilder’s classic, “Our Town,” “Their Town” presents life, marriage, and death in a small midwestern town. A day and a night go by as people just try to get by in the new century.  Written and directed by Alexander Richardson, “Their Town” was previously presented by Playcrafter’s Barn Theatre a week before the pandemic shutdown began in 2020. Richardson completed an extensive rewrite in 2021 that will debut on The Mockingbird stage. “Their Town” will hit The Mockingbird... Read More

Quad Cities Great Glass Hunt Debuting Around The Area

September 20th, 2022
Quad Cities Great Glass Hunt Debuting Around The Area

Get ready to go on a treasure hunt. The QC Great Glass Hunt is a partnership between Visit Quad Cities and Hot Glass, Inc., a glass blowing studio and gallery in Davenport, Iowa. Participants can engage in this outdoor treasure hunt to find handblown glass floats hidden at specific parks in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, and Rock Island. Hot Glass has handblown 250 glass floats that are hidden at area parks; full details can be found at qcglasshunt.com. Now it’s up to you to find them. Each float has a glass stopper with a QC emblem and QR Code sticker. Scan the QR code with your mobile device,... Read More

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art Comes to Davenport September 17-18

September 17th, 2022
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art Comes to Davenport September 17-18

Riverssance  Festival of Fine Art is celebrating its 34th year as the premier fine arts festival of the Quad Cities, showcasing over 70 of the top artists throughout the greater Midwest. Organized and run by art enthusiasts, Riverssance continues to be recognized for its careful attention to artists’ success, community partnerships, great buyers, beautiful location, and a fun weekend. As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community. This event is fun for the whole... Read More

Like The Fiber Arts? Iowa Library Hosting Creative Program For Fiber Arts Saturday

September 16th, 2022
Like The Fiber Arts? Iowa Library Hosting Creative Program For Fiber Arts Saturday

The Creation Studio at the Bettendorf Public Library is meant to be hub for creative exploration. On Saturday, September 17th at 1:00 PM the Bettendorf Public Library will offer community members a hands-on exploration of fiber arts. Creation Studio Workshop: Beginning Knitting is a limited sized class open to teens through adults. Registration is required for this free workshop and can be made at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/6850135 or by calling the Library at 563-344-4175. The workshop will be held in the Creation Studio of the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning... Read More

Opening Event For Mona Ritemon Art Exhibit Happening In Davenport This Weekend

September 13th, 2022
Opening Event For Mona Ritemon Art Exhibit Happening In Davenport This Weekend

West Davenport artist Mona Ritemon will be exhibiting her latest paintings an art reception and sale at the West Davenport Arts Council gallery wall of the Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities in Davenport on Sunday, September 18th from 2 to 5 pm. Mona is both a visual and performing artist. She is well-known for her dejembe drumming for events around the Quad Cities. She has also long been a painter, and previously had her work displayed at the Arts Gallery in Rock Island. “I began drawing in grade school. Being dyslexic and undiagnosed at the time, art was my friend, my companion,... Read More

Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

September 10th, 2022
Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

There will be much fun on Figge Plaza for the fall Beaux Arts Fair September 10 and 11! Enjoy a variety of art vendors as well as free Spin Art on the Bechtel Plaza each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum admission will be FREE to all on both Saturday and Sunday. Beaux Arts Fair Saturday, September 10: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, September 11: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.beauxartsfair.com.  Read More

First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7

September 7th, 2022
First Wednesday Art Program Returns at Western Illinois University Sept. 7

The September “First Wednesday” art program at Western Illinois University will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 in Garwood Hall, the Heating Plant Annex and the University Art Gallery. The event is open free to all ages, and welcomes visitors from campus and the surrounding community/region. First Wednesday has relied on numerous donations of materials from businesses like Blick Art Materials in Galesburg, IL, and through monetary support from the Performing Arts Society (PAS). Garwood Hall Activities • Monotypes – Professor Bill Howard, Garwood 12 (first floor) • Embellish... Read More