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Metro Arts Takes New Forms This Year Due to Covid

July 8th, 2020

Just as last year was unusual for the Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program, this summer also is unique. ​ Far fewer students – ages 15 to 21 – are participating, in fewer projects, and they are wearing face coverings and are social distancing, as is the current practice. That does not mean that the two outdoor murals and improvisational comedy being created over the past five weeks are any less meaningful, important or impressive. “Every Metro Arts site has a collection of masks available, if the student either doesn’t have one or has forgotten theirs that day, so we... Read More

Quad City Arts Metro Arts Bringing Awesome Murals To The Area

June 29th, 2020

With social distancing and safety measures in place, the 2020 Quad City Arts’ Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program was still able to move forward, providing thirty area youth, ages 15-21, with five-week paid summer apprenticeships. These apprentices create arts projects that positively impact our community: a mural in Moline, Improv Comedy, and a mural in Rock Island.  These projects were made possible through support from the City of Rock Island, Friendship Manor, Modern Woodman of America, The Moline Foundation, and Renew Moline. The mural in Moline is underway and located in the courtyard... Read More

Metro Arts Apprentices Completing Freight House Mural Addition

October 24th, 2019

Apprentices from Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program are in the final stages of painting four murals on the doors of Davenport’s Freight House. These new panels complement the five panels completed by 2015 Metro Arts apprentices. Lead artist Sarah Robb, one senior apprentice, and seven apprentices painted murals at the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport, during the fall session for the 2019 Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program. Apprentices worked on weekends and weeknights after school in September and October. The mural panels are scheduled to be completed on... Read More

Metro Arts Improv Group Performing at Moline Public Library

July 7th, 2018

The 2018 Metro Arts Improv Group will be performing at the Moline Public Library (3210 41st Street Moline) this Wednesday Jul 11 at 11:30. This performance is free and open to the public. Spend your lunch hour at the library watching talented Quad City Metro Arts students performing improv comedy.   See what these artistically talented young adults have been working on this summer! The Metro Improv group is part of the Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program. This year, the improv group worked out of The Establishment, home of Comedy Sportz, and were lead by Patrick Adamson. For... Read More