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What’s The Good News For April, Quad-Cities? Here’s Your POSITIVE News For The Month!

April 5th, 2021

Spring is here, the weather is looking better, and there’s an optimism in the air! Things are looking good, Quad-Cities! And so, it’s a great time to check out some of the POSITIVE news and stories from around the area, which we do every month in our What’s The Good News feature on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news this month? Let’s find out… New Book Offering Advice To Teenagers Yours truly, Sean Leary, is working on a new book, Advice To A Teenager, based upon advice I’ve learned, been given, and will be giving to my son Jackson, who... Read More

Windy City Pianos, Manny Lopez, Lojo Russo, Easter Activities And More Highlight Our FUN10!

April 4th, 2021

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

Quad City Arts Presents $6,000 to Area High School Students and Teachers

April 2nd, 2021

Quad City Arts on Friday announced the winners of the 44th Annual High School Art Invitational. It presented $6,000 in cash prizes and scholarships to area high school students and teachers for excellence in fine art. The awards are as follows: Senior Scholarship sponsored by Morency Family Foundation and Quad City Arts’ board members: Sophia Utsinger, Bettendorf High School Senior Scholarship sponsored by Deere Employee Credit Union and Quad City Arts’ board members: Jaide Logsdon, Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy Best of Show sponsored by Butterworth Center/Deere Wiman House Laurel Hynes,... Read More

Quad City Arts Partners With KWQC to Feature Local Artists

March 29th, 2021

Quad City Arts has a new partnership with KWQC-TV6, to provide exposure for area artists to create logos for their new weekly show, as well as the opportunity to feature local artists – on “Quad Cities Live.” Airing Fridays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., QC Live invites area artists to submit their work, particularly to create new versions of the show’s logo. The NBC affiliate is working with Quad City Arts to recommend artists of any age, who can also have their work featured and be personally interviewed on the air. Bettendorf native Brian Buckles (who now lives in Waterloo, Iowa), adapted a... Read More

Quad City Arts Opens 44th-Annual High School Art Show Saturday

March 26th, 2021

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from Saturday, March 27 through April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery (1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island) will be open extended hours — until 8 p.m. — on April 1 and 29th.  A virtual award presentation will go live on Quad City Arts Facebook page on April 1st, along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed at www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html, This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents The 44th Annual High School Art Invitational

March 24th, 2021

Quad City Arts presents the 44th Annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, from March 27-April 29, 2021. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery will be open extended hours-until 8 pm-on April 1 and 29th.  A virtual award presentation will go live on Quad City Arts Facebook page on April 1st, along with an online gallery where all of the entries can be viewed: https://www.quadcityarts.com/hs-invitational.html This exhibition features exemplary works of art selected by each high school art teacher in the region. On the average, 16 schools,... Read More

Quad City Arts Seeking Local Sculptors For $1200 Stipend Commission

March 10th, 2021

Quad City Arts announces the open Call for Entries for public sculpture to be considered for exhibition in the Quad Cities on a one-year lease. Currently, the cities of Bettendorf, Rock Island and Moline participate in the program with their own selection committees who choose from the available sculptures for pieces that provide points of interest, inspire discussion, and attract visitors to the community. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the Quad Cities since 2002. All the sculptures are for sale and can be purchased by individuals, businesses,... Read More

Quad City Arts Awards Over $84,000 to Local Creators

March 9th, 2021

Quad City Arts is providing over $84,000 in funding for 25 area organizations, arts-centered programs, and individual artists in 2021. The goal of the Arts Dollars Project and Education Grants is to provide funding for a variety of organizations and projects that have strong community impact and feature unique and interesting artistic ideas and to ensure that artists are being paid in the process. “Arts Dollars is unique – it’s a re-granting program designed to funnel funds deeper into the community, for smaller, more targeted grants,” Kaleigh Trammell of Quad City... Read More

Quad City Arts’ Metro Arts Program is Accepting Applications

March 8th, 2021

The 2021 Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program is accepting applications through Wednesday, March 31.  This program provides area youth ages 15-21 with five-week paid summer apprenticeships. These apprentices will create community arts projects that positively impact our community. These projects include mural painting, poetry, film, graphic design, and more. Interested applicants can apply online at quadcityarts.com/metro-arts This year’s Metro Arts program will start on Monday, June 7, and end on Thursday, July 8. Apprentices will meet for up to four hours Monday through Thursday.... Read More

Quad City Arts Introduces New Creators For Educational Resources Project

March 4th, 2021

In late October 2020, Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series launched the Educational Resources project with content from 11 professional performing artists. A dozen new artists presenting a broad selection of music, dance, theatre and visual arts are joining the project as of Friday, March 5, for a total of 21 artists and ensembles participating. Quad City Arts has enlisted these performers, including a North Carolina rapper and banjo player, a former NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” contestant, and an emerging Chicago dance studio, to create videos and documents to be shared with Quad City educators... Read More