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Nerdfest, A New Putnam Exhibit, Outdoor Shows And More In This Week’s FUN10

August 29th, 2021
Nerdfest, A New Putnam Exhibit, Outdoor Shows 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

Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

August 25th, 2021
Moline Documentary Filmmakers Form New Nonprofit Organization on True Stories

Kelly Rundle of Moline has long been a director of documentary films. Now he and his wife Tammy – partners in Fourth Wall Films – are co-executive directors of the Quad-Cities’ newest non-profit — Truth First Film Alliance, Inc. (TFFA). The organization will focus on bringing films and filmmakers to local screens in special free programs that feature curated documentary films and narrative films based on true stories. Screenings will be followed by a moderated Q&A with directors, producers, and writers with an emphasis on the craft of filmmaking. The formation of the new non-profit... Read More

Figge Purchases Renowned American Artist Work, Progresses in Diversity Fund

August 9th, 2021
Figge Purchases Renowned American Artist Work, Progresses in Diversity Fund

The Figge Art Museum has acquired an early painting by renowned American artist Kehinde Wiley, who’s best known for being commissioned to paint the official presidential portrait of Barack Obama for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The untitled oil-on-plywood panel painting recently acquired by the Figge was done in 1998, while Wiley was an undergraduate at the San Francisco Art Institute. Now 44 and based in New York City, he graduated with a BFA in 1999 and received his MFA from Yale in 2001. This work demonstrates Wiley’s artistic mastery and vision while still a young man, according... Read More

Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

August 6th, 2021
Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

Despite the brutal Covid pandemic, film and TV production in Illinois last year spent nearly $362 million, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. Doug Miller of Davenport – who heads the Quad Cities Production Coalition – wants to see some of that money come to the Illinois Q-C area. He is working with state and local officials on establishing a regional film office in Rock Island, and is bringing Illinois Film Office director Peter Hawley to the Rock Island Holiday Inn on Thursday, Aug. 19, to talk about state filming incentives and financing. It’s among first events in the Quad-Cities... Read More

BREAKING (UPDATED): Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Unveils New Pieces, New Diversity/Equity Fund

July 15th, 2021
The museum is at 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport.

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): At an invitation-only event Thursday night, the Figge Art Museum unveiled seven new acquisitions and a newly created Art Diversity and Equity Fund intended to combat the systemic inequality in the art world. The fund is supported by a lead gift from locals Jim and Michelle Russell of Russell Construction. According to a 2019 published research journal by the Public Library of Science, the diversity of artists in major U.S. museums illustrates the urgent need to focus on collecting and preserving the works of artists from marginalized communities. The study found that 85.4%... Read More

Happy 4th Of July! Celebrate This Week With Free Outdoor Music, Pop Art And More In The FUN10!

July 4th, 2021
Happy 4th Of July! Celebrate This Week With Free Outdoor Music, Pop Art And More In The 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

Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

June 30th, 2021
Bettendorf Couple’s Support Allows Figge in Davenport to Offer Free July Admission

Thanks to the generous support of Cal and Jill Werner of Bettendorf, the Figge Art Museum (225 W. 2nd St., Davenport) will offer FREE admission during the entire month of July. Visitors will have the opportunity to see five current exhibitions including: Tom Uttech: Origin, Lesley Dill Wilderness: Light Sizzles Around Me, Drawn to Spectacle, Franklin Evans: franklinsfootpaths and Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The Figge’s permanent collection galleries will also be open for all guests to explore free of charge. “We... Read More

Art Night With the Figge Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 29th, 2021
Art Night With the Figge Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

POP onto Zoom for this fun, pop art-inspired activity put on by the Davenport Public Library and Figge Art Museum on Wednesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm. Use collage and an easy printing method to make your own iconic artwork. Registration is required! This event is limited to 30 participants. Art supplies will be provided to registered participants. You will be responsible for picking up your supply kit from the library before the event. We will meet on Zoom on June 30th to create the artwork. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://bit.ly/dpl-artnightwiththefigge Keep... Read More

Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

June 29th, 2021
Visit Quad Cities Launches New QC Family Pass for Area Attractions

Visit Quad Cities on Tuesday announced a new collaboration with local attractions for their new QC Family Pass. The pass provides a fun and interactive experience for visitors and Quad Citizens to spend time with family and friends. The QC Family Pass uses mobile-based code check-ins, discounts, special offers, and gamification to engage participants. Anyone can sign up for the free pass at www.qcfamilypass.com. As you visit attractions, you will access codes from each location to check and track your progress. Participants are entered into drawings for chances to win Visa Gift Cards and a Quad... Read More

Colorful Contemporary Art Pops Off Walls in New Exhibit At Davenport’s Figge Museum

June 24th, 2021
Colorful Contemporary Art Pops Off Walls in New Exhibit At Davenport's Figge Museum

Fifty-six years ago, Jordan D. Schnitzer bought his first artwork from his mother’s contemporary art gallery in Portland, Ore. Today, the multi-millionaire philanthropist has a collection of 19,000 paintings, sculptures and prints – 128 of which are in a dazzling Pop Art exhibit at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd St. The museum is hosting an exclusive members-only preview Friday, June 25, to open the powerhouse exhibition, which opens to the public on Saturday. Advance tickets are encouraged and available (as part of admission to the entire place) at www.figgeartmuseum.org. “As... Read More