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Don’t Miss The Artery’s Second Saturday

September 2nd, 2023
Don’t Miss The Artery’s Second Saturday

Did you miss The Artery’s Grand Opening on Final Friday? No worries: you can come shop on Second Saturday! Many of their ARTists will be bringing in brand new work for sale! You can also checm out the gallery and hang out while they work in the pottery studio and watch them make magic! Featured artists: Jenna Isbell, Tara Malnar, Carolyn Krueger, Tony Seabolt, Carrie Clark, Jon Burns, Nathan Parr, Maria Gilbruith-Clements, Paula Teel, Sam McFarland, Karen Klingborg, Three Dragons, Erica Parrott, Pam Kaufman, and Neighbor Tom! Learn more: THE ARTERY  Read More

Beaux Arts Fair Hits Downtown Davenport August 19

August 19th, 2023
Beaux Arts Fair Hits Downtown Davenport August 19

The Beaux Arts Fair will celebrate their 70th Anniversary on Saturday, August 19 by bringing artisan booths and one-of-a-kind artwork to Alternating Currents on the Figge Art Museum’s Bechtel Plaza. This premier award winning art fair brings artists from around the Midwest and beyond. Paintings, glass, clay are just a few of the media shown at the fair. Also at the fair “Creation Station” booths that sponsoring groups bring “make and take” projects for the kids. It’s free admission to the fair and the Figge Art Museum! ABOUT ALTERNATING CURRENTS Alternating Currents... Read More

Chalk Art Fest Hits the Pavement June 24 and June 25

June 21st, 2023
Chalk Art Fest Hits the Pavement June 24 and June 25

7th ANNUAL QUAD CITIES CHALK ART FEST hits the sidewalks of Schwiebert Park June 24 and 25! ​In its’ 7th year, Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest will take place June 24-25, 2022 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. both days and goes till 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. This FREE, live outdoor arts festival brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the cement pavement at Schwiebert Park into a gallery of chalk art, while competing for cash prizes. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they... Read More

Spring Beaux Arts Fair May 13-14

May 6th, 2023
Spring Beaux Arts Fair May 13-14

Celebrate 70 years with this Mother’s Day tradition at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds! Free admission, free parking, FREE FUN! Learn more: BEAUX ARTS FAIR  Read More

Art of the Brew Pours Into the Figge April 14

April 8th, 2023
Art of the Brew Pours Into the Figge April 14

Join us for Art of the Brew at the Figge Art Museum on Friday April 14 for the chance to sample some of the best craft beers in the Quad Cities area all in support of the Figge! With your souvenir tasting glass, sample beers and mead from nine participating businesses and enjoy live music as you browse our silent auction or try your luck with a spin on our Mystery Wheel of Beer. Learn more: ART OF THE BREW  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

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

Take and Make Adult Crafts at the Davenport Public Library Start Aug. 3

July 27th, 2021
Take and Make Adult Crafts at the Davenport Public Library Start Aug. 3

Looking for an easy craft? Each Tuesday during August and September beginning August 3rd, we will have new take and make adult crafts available at our Eastern, Fairmount, and Main Libraries. Kits will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Get Your Brushes Ready For A Paint Party At The Quarry Today!

May 16th, 2021
Get Your Brushes Ready For A Paint Party At The Quarry Today!

Looking to express your creative spirit in paint? Today, there’s a Paint Party from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Quarry, 3557 Middle Rd, Bettendorf! Here are the deets: I am super excited to be painting at The Quarry! Join us for a fun night of sipping and painting! We will guide you through step-by-step. No experience is needed and all materials are provided. Come laugh, sip, unwind, and leave with a masterpiece of your own! Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite or venmo @karie-rauch for $30 per person. Seating is limited so get your tickets ASAP!! *Please do not buy from anyone claiming to have... Read More

Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week’s FUN10!

May 16th, 2021
Painting Parties, Cake At RIBCO, Spicy Comedy And More In This Week's FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More