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PaperFest Cutting Into Quad-Cities Next Weekend

August 18th, 2019

PaperFest, a new visual arts event in the Quad Cities, will include art demos and family-friendly hands-on art activities, all with paper. Activities planned are paper book folding, foam core sculpture, origami, collage and paper making. Artists involved include: Bucktown multi-media artist Linda Hardin, Carolyn Krueger who teaches ceramics, owns The ARTery and directs MidCoast Gallery West in Rock Island, Illinois, Rose Patton of Seven Orchids Gallery in Bucktown, David Smith who owns Smith Studio and Gallery in Geneseo, Illinois, and DeSoto Studio (Rock Island) artist Amber Williams. There is... Read More

Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

August 2nd, 2019

Coming to DeSoto Studio in Rock Island for the month of August 2019 is”QC Icons and Landmarks The Art Of Jon Burns,”A collection of new work from Moline, Illinois native Jon Burns. The opening reception at the gallery, 2324 3rd Ave Rock Island (Enter through alley), is 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 2, and the closing reception will be Friday, August 30. Jon Burns is an artist and musician living and working in the Quad Cities IA/IL region. He has shown art at several galleries around the Q.C. including The Artery, Bucktown, Rozz Tox, Midcoast Gallery West, Peanut Gallery, Mode Art Gallery,... Read More

Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

July 9th, 2019

Coming to DeSoto Studio in Rock Island for the month of August 2019 is”QC Icons and Landmarks The Art Of Jon Burns,”A collection of new work from Moline, Illinois native Jon Burns. The opening reception at the gallery, 2324 3rd Ave Rock Island (Enter through alley), is 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 2, and the closing reception will be Friday, August 30. Jon Burns is an artist and musician living and working in the Quad Cities IA/IL region. He has shown art at several galleries around the Q.C. including The Artery, Bucktown, Rozz Tox, Midcoast Gallery West, Peanut Gallery, Mode Art Gallery,... Read More

What’s The Good News For July, Quad-Cities?

July 3rd, 2019

It’s summer, and there are plenty of smiling faces around the Quad-Cities now that the weather is gorgeous and the floods have subsided! We here at QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” are always looking for positive news around the area to present in our monthly feature, What’s The Good News? So, what’s the good news for this month? Glad you asked!   Get More Rewards For Reading This Summer! Reading is a reward in and of itself, a generous gift to the imagination, but Rock Island Public Library is making it so that in addition to that... Read More

Re-FL3X Showcase 2019 Provides Fun for the Entire Family!

June 26th, 2019

The Showcase is Back! This is a show for the entire family! If you love Hip Hop Music, Dance and Spoken Word, then this event is for you! Check out the Re-FL3X Showcase 2019, this Saturday Jun 29 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Davenport Junior Theatre (2822 Eastern Avenue Davenport). Bring the kids to this family friendly event presented by Re-FL3X Hip Hop. Re-FL3X Students will be performing pieces from class. Special Guests will also be attendance, that will make this night so much better! Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/re-fl3x-showcase-2019-tickets-63094373971. For... Read More

Skeleton Key Has The Key To A Fun Artists’ Market This Weekend

June 7th, 2019

The Rock Island Artists’ Market begins its fourth season this Sunday, June 9. The family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The first market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, coffee creations by Cool Beanz, popcorn by G’s Popcorn,... Read More

Young Artists Rock Figge Through May!

April 22nd, 2019

The Figge Museum in Davenport continues to feature the works of young artists from Illinois grade schools through May 5! Check out some of the imaginative and colorful works from artists ages 5-12 alongside vintage classics on the walls of the Figge!        Read More

Simple Beauty Of Our World Celebrated in QC Arts Exhibit

January 24th, 2018

Paintings by Holly Kimball & Brad Bisbey, with wood sculptures by Jay Stratton will be exhibited at Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island Feb. 2-March 23. There’s an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 2 at the gallery, in the District, Rock Island. The event is free. In our fast paced world, it’s important to take time to appreciate the simple beauty of locally created art. On exhibit from February 2nd through March 23rd, 2017, will be simplistic and calming paintings by Holly Kimball of Galesburg, IL and Brad Bisbey of Moline, IL, with awe inspiring wood sculptures and furniture by... Read More

Rock With The RI Artists Market Sunday

September 10th, 2017

Join a variety of local artists and makers this Sunday, September 10th  for the fourth monthly installment of the 2017 Rock Island Artists‘ Market. Over 20 vendors selling art, hand-crafted goods and more will be set up in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. Live music will be provided by Roger Carlson & Friends. The market takes place on the second Sunday of each month, June through October, from 12-4 pm. The Rock Island Artists’ Market was formed through a partnership of the Rock Island Arts Advisory Committee and Skeleton Key Art and Antiques. The... Read More

Four Artists Unveil New Works At Augie

March 9th, 2017

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art presents “4 Artists, 4 Visions,” an invitational exhibition organized in conjunction with the Augustana Department of Art. While previous exhibitions this year have situated the arts in dialogue with other disciplines or contemporary issues, this exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with the visual arts as a cohesive and varied practice, for its own sake. The invited artists are masters of their medium, and were chosen to provide an opportunity for art students to gain a greater sense of varieties of praxis in the art world. The four artists of “4... Read More

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