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Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Holding Art Talk This Week

January 29th, 2023
Davenport's Figge Art Museum Holding Art Talk This Week

𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery starting Jan. 28 and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository to carry away pain and burdens. Above 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭 glowing papier mache orbs will be suspended, representing hope, gratitude and spiritual... Read More

New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

January 27th, 2023
New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗝𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗬 𝟮𝟴 – Zaiga Minka Thorson: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 — 𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library offering string art workshop with High Strung by 3M

January 26th, 2023
Bettendorf Public Library offering string art workshop with High Strung by 3M

The Bettendorf Public Library is hosting an expert-led class on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 PM. The Creation Studio Workshop: String Art will be led by Maria Mathews of High Strung by 3M. The program is open to participant ages 16 through adult and will be held at the Bettendorf Public Library located at 2950 Learning Campus Dr. in Bettendorf. Registration is required to participant in this free workshop and can be made at https://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/7806428 or by contacting the Library at 563-344-4175. Mindy Mathews, of High Strung by 3M started her art form as a hobby and now... Read More

Ashley January Exhibition Jan. 17-Feb 24 at Western Illinois Art Gallery

January 17th, 2023
Ashley January Exhibition Jan. 17-Feb 24 at Western Illinois Art Gallery

Chicago artist Ashley January will have a solo exhibition, “Human | Mother | Black,” on display Tuesday, Jan. 17 – Friday, Feb. 24 at the Western Illinois University Art Gallery. A reception for the artist will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The artist will speak about their work at 5 p.m. January creates contemporary paintings informed by her maternal experience. Due to pregnancy complications that led to her son’s premature birth, her body of work addresses the crisis of the Black maternal mortality and morbidity rate in America. Recently, January became the first... Read More

Davenport Public Library Opens Studio 321 Makerspace for Appointments

December 20th, 2022
Davenport Public Library Opens Studio 321 Makerspace for Appointments

The Davenport Public Library | Main has officially opened their new makerspace, Studio 321 to the public! The Davenport Public Library’s mission is to connect a diverse community to resources that inform, enrich, educate, and entertain. Studio 321, which is a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge. Studio 321 is designed to encourage individuals to innovate, explore their creativity and ingenuity, and to collaborate with and inspire others. Now open by appointment only, individuals... Read More

Holiday Art Sale Taking Place at Western Illinois University Dec. 12-14

December 11th, 2022
Holiday Art Sale Taking Place at Western Illinois University Dec. 12-14

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design will host its holiday art sale from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Monday–Wednesday, Dec. 12-14, in the University Union Brattain Lounge. The event will feature original artworks, including ceramics, prints, jewelry, photography and more. A portion of the proceeds from the sale provide financial support for WIU Art and Design students. For more information about the sale, contact the WIU Art and Design office at (309) 298-1549, or email art@wiu.edu.  Read More

Now Playing: “Spooky Pete” at The Mockingbird On Main

November 19th, 2022
Now Playing: “Spooky Pete” at The Mockingbird On Main

Haus of Ruckus Run of “Spooky Pete!” Ends Sunday! Just in time to be late for Halloween… Haus Of Ruckus’ latest production is a bone chilling story of 5 under grads exploring a haunted mansion belonging to the outrageous spooky Pete. Scream in delight at several interwoven storylines of self acceptance, queer identity, and giant bugs. The gang stumbles upon all sorts of otherworldly and fabulous entities. Ghouls, drag queens, puppets and loose parodies of 1970s tv personalities. The call is coming from inside The Mockingbird! Tickets are $10 at the door payable via cash or Venmo. Reserve... Read More

Celebrate the Festival of Trees November 18

November 18th, 2022
Celebrate the Festival of Trees November 18

Celebrate the opening of Festival of Trees at the Quad Cities’ “premiere” holiday event! Be one of the first to purchase or bid on beautiful designer displays while enjoying culinary creations by Chef Chris Carton and cash bar with signature cocktails! Dance the night away with musical entertainment by Funktastic 5 while taking in the marvelous displays and participating in fun photo ops and raffles! Take chance in the money machine or purchase a lucky lotto ticket to WIN big prizes courtesy of Estes Construction and Necker’s Jewelers! Raffle tickets are also available for the VIP Baskets... Read More

Western Illinois University Talent Grant & Tuition Waiver Exhibition opens Wednesday

November 16th, 2022
Western Illinois University Talent Grant & Tuition Waiver Exhibition opens Wednesday

The Western Illinois University Department of Art and Design Talent Grant and Tuition Waiver Exhibition opens Wednesday, Nov. 16 in the University Art Gallery. The exhibit, which highlights the work of WIU art students, runs through Friday, Dec. 9. A reception for the artists will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Exhibiting artists include art majors: senior Kaylee Agans, of Macomb; junior Rivers Ashton, of Lincolnton, NC; senior Alex Bassen, of Pekin, IL; junior Molly Borth, of Towanda, IL; senior Teresa Chaidez, of Beardstown, IL; senior Yahzyah Crutcher-Hanna, of Chicago; junior Claire... Read More

Festival of Trees Parade Floats Into Davenport November 19

November 13th, 2022
Festival of Trees Parade Floats Into Davenport November 19

The largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest is BACK and better than ever! Quad City Arts will fill the streets with music, fun, and excitement again this year for the 29th annual Festival of Trees Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 19 at 10am in Downtown Davenport! Co-Title Sponsors: Arconic, John Deere, RDA, KWQC Balloon Sponsors: Carpenters Training Center of the Quad Cities, City of Bettendorf, NECA/IBEW, R.I.A. Federal Credit Union, Mid-American Energy, City of Davenport, Novelis Learn More: PARADE  Read More