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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

Rock Island’s Riley Jones Wins Congressional Art Competition!

May 12th, 2021
Rock Island's Riley Jones Wins Congressional Art Competition!

Congratulations to RIHS student Riley Jones, whose piece “Black Pride” was selected as the winner for the Congressional Art Competition! Riley’s artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol! Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the winner and runners-up of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District. The public got to vote for their favorite submission. The first-place winner this year is Riley Jones from Rock Island High School, whose submission “Black Pride” will be displayed in the United States Capitol! The Congressional Art Competition... Read More

Quad City Arts Seeking Entries For Public Sculpture

March 2nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Seeking Entries For Public Sculpture

Quad City Arts announces the open Call for Entries for public sculpture to be considered for exhibition in the Quad Cities on a one-year lease. Currently, the cities of Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline participate in the program with their own selection committees who choose from the available sculptures for pieces that provide points of interest, inspire discussion, and attract visitors to the community. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the Quad Cities since 2002. All the sculptures are for sale and can be purchased by individuals, businesses,... Read More

Quad-Cities’ Living Proof Birdhouse Project Soars to Seniors in Chicago

January 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities' Living Proof Birdhouse Project Soars to Seniors in Chicago

Living Proof Exhibit has made many hearts leap in the Quad-Cities with its “Make Hope Soar” birdhouse project, and now that art initiative has taken wing for Chicago senior citizens. Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) this month has partnered with the Moline-based nonprofit, so far producing 80 decorated birdhouses (done by staff and residents) that will be given to people impacted by cancer. “It’s really been an amazing turnout for this project,” Jenn Ross, the art programming coordinator for CMSS, said Friday. “I think there is this real strong connection to cancer and how it... Read More

Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Opens New Exhibit on American Artist Saturday

January 15th, 2021
Davenport's Figge Art Museum Opens New Exhibit on American Artist Saturday

The Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) is opening a new exhibit Saturday, Jan. 16, in the second-floor Lewis Gallery. Blakelock: By the Light of the Moon, will feature eight extraordinary pieces of American art — some of which have not been on display in more than two decades. In much the same way the Mississippi River serves as a source of creative inspiration to Quad Citizens, so too did the natural world inspire Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) to create expressively painted landscapes that have a distinctive otherworldly quality, according to a Figge release. “As the global... Read More

Art Legacy League to Hold Open House in Davenport Nov. 20

November 16th, 2020
Art Legacy League to Hold Open House in Davenport Nov. 20

The Art Legacy League (ALL) has found a new home on the Davenport riverfront and will hold a two-hour open house on Friday, Nov. 20. Founded in 2012, the nonprofit ALL is dedicated to the memory of Father Edward Catich and his contributions to the calligraphic arts, history of writing, and his long legacy of teaching. Father Catich (1906-1979) was an internationally renowned artist, calligrapher and visionary instructor who founded the St. Ambrose University Art Department. The ALL moved from J.B. Young Opportunity Center, 1702 N. Main St., Davenport. It had been there since 2018, and is now at... Read More

Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

September 18th, 2020
Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find Skeleton Key Art and Antiques selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of their favorite Quad Cities events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so they’ve decided to make their very own small event for the weekend, and they’re affectionately calling it Wallessance! Join John, and maybe a bonus artist friend or two, in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 19, and noon to 4 pm on Sunday, September 20. For more... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

September 13th, 2020
10 Fun Things To Do Week of September 13th: Big Lebowski, Ballet, Tacos and MORE!

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’ll 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. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More