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Riverssance Festival of Fine Art Comes to Davenport September 17-18

September 17th, 2022
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art Comes to Davenport September 17-18

Riverssance  Festival of Fine Art is celebrating its 34th year as the premier fine arts festival of the Quad Cities, showcasing over 70 of the top artists throughout the greater Midwest. Organized and run by art enthusiasts, Riverssance continues to be recognized for its careful attention to artists’ success, community partnerships, great buyers, beautiful location, and a fun weekend. As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community. This event is fun for the whole... 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

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

January 18th, 2022
What's The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

The weather outside is frightful, but the good news is so delightful! We’re back again with What’s The Good News, our team-up every month with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” to highlight some of the great news going on in and around the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for January, Quad-Cities? Glad you asked! Rock Island Math And Science Helps QC Paws Rock Island Center for Math & Science raised $1,000 for QC Paws through its Leader in Me service project “Cause for 4 Paws”! Students and staff raised funds through various fundraisers the school held and presented... Read More

Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

January 8th, 2022
Rapids City Painter Brings Public Art and a Bright, New Dawn Throughout Quad-Cities

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! If it’s the dream of most artists to make their mark on society and leave a legacy for future generations, 28-year-old Atlanta Dawn Fulscher of Rapids City has already done that many, many times over. And Dawn (who goes by her atmospheric middle name) has accomplished this – in a spectacular, prolific and blazingly colorful fashion – pretty much in just the past two... Read More

Elaine Miller’s Landscape Artworks On Display At Quad City Arts

January 5th, 2022
Elaine Miller's Landscape Artworks On Display At Quad City Arts

From now through January 28, 2022, Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller. The public is invited to attend the closing reception on January 29 from 11am-1 pm where the artist will be present, and refreshments will be served. Elaine Miller, of Chicago, presents four large scale paintings depicting the four seasons along with smaller canvases. Miller states, “This work is my life’s work. It is a homage to the magnificence of nature and a lament for its decimation.  In these paintings I work to convey the many layers of reality through the elements of the landscape... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents Works By Elaine Miller Through January

January 2nd, 2022
Quad City Arts Presents Works By Elaine Miller Through January

From now through January 28, 2022, Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller. The public is invited to attend the closing reception on January 29 from 11am-1 pm where the artist will be present, and refreshments will be served. Elaine Miller, of Chicago, presents four large scale paintings depicting the four seasons along with smaller canvases. Miller states, “This work is my life’s work. It is a homage to the magnificence of nature and a lament for its decimation.  In these paintings I work to convey the many layers of reality through the elements of the... Read More

Quad City Arts to grant $140,000 to local artists and organizations during 2022 Arts Dollars Grant cycle

December 29th, 2021
Quad City Arts to grant $140,000 to local artists and organizations during 2022 Arts Dollars Grant cycle

Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollars grants for the 2022 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools. This year, Quad City Arts has received additional funding from a funder who wishes to remain anonymous to fund Visual Artist Grants. In total, Quad City Arts will grant $140,000 to local artists and organizations... Read More

Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller

December 25th, 2021
Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller

From now through January 28, 2022, Quad City Arts presents “Uncommon Ground,” paintings by Elaine Miller. The public is invited to attend the closing reception on January 29 from 11am-1 pm where the artist will be present, and refreshments will be served. Elaine Miller, of Chicago, presents four large scale paintings depicting the four seasons along with smaller canvases. Miller states, “This work is my life’s work. It is a homage to the magnificence of nature and a lament for its decimation.  In these paintings I work to convey the many layers of reality through the elements of the... Read More

Quad City Arts PASS Series Brings A Wide Variety Of Music To The Quad-Cities

December 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts PASS Series Brings A Wide Variety Of Music To The Quad-Cities

The following article is part of QuadCities.com’s partnership with local music website The Echo. For more, check out theechoqc.com! The Quad City Arts Performing Arts Signature Series (PASS) kicked off in October with funk and soul band Bassel & The Supernaturals, and will continue on throughout the year with great performances. The PASS series consists of six events held each season from September – April that correspond with the Visiting Artist Series and outreach performances in area schools. This unique format provides guests with the opportunity for Q&A and up-close conversation... Read More