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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

Illinois Art Fans Can Chalk Up Great Fun At The Quad City Arts Chalk Art Festival

July 15th, 2022
Illinois Art Fans Can Chalk Up Great Fun At The Quad City Arts Chalk Art Festival

The 6th annual Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest will take place July 16-17, 2022 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and goes till 7pm on Saturday, July 16 and 5pm on Sunday, July 17. This FREE, live outdoor arts festival brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the cement pavement at Schwiebert Park into a museum of chalk art, while competing for cash prizes. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they come to life, vote for their favorite and even do some chalk art of their own, by taking part... Read More

Unique Chalk Art Fest Coming to Rock Island

July 10th, 2022
Unique Chalk Art Fest Coming to Rock Island

The 6th annual Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest will take place July 16-17, 2022 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and goes till 7pm on Saturday, July 16 and 5pm on Sunday, July 17. This FREE, live outdoor arts festival brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the cement pavement at Schwiebert Park into a museum of chalk art, while competing for cash prizes. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they come to life, vote for their favorite and even do some chalk art of their own, by taking part... Read More

Quad City Arts Announces Chalk Art Fest Winners!

July 4th, 2021
Quad City Arts Announces Chalk Art Fest Winners!

Quad City Arts has announced the winners from last weekend’s Chalk Art Fest, and there are some awesome artworks getting honors! Here’s the rundown: • 1st place $500 – #25 Elizabeth Niemczyk, Chicago, IL • 2nd place $300 – #8 Maia Glover, Davenport, IA • 3rd place $250 – #33 Emily Menke, Alex Dessert, Rebecca Quick, Nam Brennan, Coal Valley, IL • People’s Choice $250 – #25 Elizabeth Niemczyk, Chicago, IL • Honorable Mention $100 cash prize – #22 Deasia Hickman, Rock Island, IL • Honorable Mention $100 cash prize – #13 Katherine Cornwell,... Read More

Quad City Arts Salutes Winners of 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest in Rock Island

June 29th, 2021
Quad City Arts Salutes Winners of 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest in Rock Island

Quad City Arts had a successful fifth-annual Chalk Art Festival last weekend – giving out $1,600 in cash prizes and new swag bag awards, as well as leaving amazing, colorful displays on the pavement at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island. “It was wildly successful,” Quad City Arts executive director Kevin Maynard said Tuesday morning of the June 26-27 event, which drew 66 artist entries – many representing teams, with over 100 artists participating altogether. That was roughly the same number of people who took part in the last two years of the festival. “We are truly proud of all... Read More

Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest Shining On Downtown Rock Island

June 26th, 2021
Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest Shining On Downtown Rock Island

Some awesome artworks will be filling downtown Rock Island this weekend! Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person June 26-27!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local... Read More

Chalk It Up For Art Fest This Weekend In Rock Island’s Schwiebert Park

June 25th, 2021
Chalk It Up For Art Fest This Weekend In Rock Island's Schwiebert Park

Quad City Arts on Tuesday announced the full schedule of events for Chalk Art Fest in Schwiebert Park, downtown Rock Island, June 26-27. SATURDAY, JUNE 26 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Live DJ Mark Manuel, Alt 104.5/Kiss FM 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Chrash 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — The Textures 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show SUNDAY, JUNE 27  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mo&Co 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — QC Rock Academy 3:30 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m. — Charlotte... Read More

Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

June 15th, 2021
Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

Quad City Arts on Tuesday announced the full schedule of events for Chalk Art Fest in Schwiebert Park, downtown Rock Island, June 26-27. SATURDAY, JUNE 26 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Live DJ Mark Manuel, Alt 104.5/Kiss FM 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Chrash 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — The Textures 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show SUNDAY, JUNE 27  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mo&Co 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — QC Rock Academy 3:30 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m.... Read More

Chalk Art Fest Heading To Rock Island

June 13th, 2021
Chalk Art Fest Heading To Rock Island

Looking for some colorful and vibrant artworks to brighten up your life? Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person June 26-27!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local... Read More

Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

May 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person this summer!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local and regional artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement... Read More