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Chalk Art Fest Slated for June 22-23

May 12th, 2024
Chalk Art Fest Slated for June 22-23

In its’ 8th year, Quad Cities Chalk Art Fest will take place June 22-23, 2024 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. both days and goes till 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. 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 in the community... Read More

Rock Island High School Artists Display Work At Quad City Arts

April 3rd, 2024
Rock Island High School Artists Display Work At Quad City Arts

Check out these amazing art pieces displayed at the QC Arts High School Showcase by talented Rock Island High School students. Four of our students walked away with awards too! Congrats to Addison Bomelyn and Maisy Woods who won awards for 3-D Ceramics and Alexander VandeWalle and Delaney Carroll who won awards for 2-D Painting and Drawing!    Read More

Los Angeles Musician Jessica Fichot Performing In Illinois And Iowa With Quad City Arts

February 13th, 2024
Los Angeles Musician Jessica Fichot Performing In Illinois And Iowa With Quad City Arts

Accompanied by her accordion and fiery band, Los Angeles-based  chanteuse and songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her multi-ethnic French / Chinese / American heritage to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing, and international folk. As part of the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series, Jessica and her band will perform outreach concerts in local elementary school, as well as free concerts in public libraries in and around the Quad Cities. Website: http://www.jessicasongs.com/ Jessica’s Fichot FREE community concerts: https://www.quadcityarts.com/events.html *... Read More

Festival of Trees Holiday Parade Hits Davenport November 18

November 17th, 2023
Festival of Trees Holiday Parade Hits Davenport November 18

The largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest is BACK! Broadcast live by KWQC-TV6, don’t miss the annual kick-off to the holiday season in downtown Davenport. This FREE event features large helium character balloons, floats, dance groups, bands, antique cars and pageant queens all to help usher in the holiday – including a visit from Santa Claus himself! The parade route starts on 3rd Street and Pershing and goes west down 3rd Street to Scott Street. It then turns left and goes back down 2nd Street ending at 2nd Street and Iowa Avenue. Helium Balloon Parade | FREE EVENT Saturday, November... Read More

Celebrate the Festival of Trees This November

November 12th, 2023
Celebrate the Festival of Trees This November

Celebrate the opening of Festival of Trees at the Quad Cities’ “premiere” holiday event! Be one of the first to purchase or bid on beautiful designer displays while enjoying culinary creations by Chef Chris Carton and cash bar with signature cocktails! Dance the night away with musical entertainment by Funktastic 5 while taking in the marvelous displays and participating in fun photo ops and raffles! Take chance in the money machine or purchase a lucky lotto ticket to WIN big prizes courtesy of Estes Construction and Necker’s Jewelers! Raffle tickets are also available for the VIP Baskets... Read More

Chalk Art Fest Hits the Pavement June 24 and June 25

June 21st, 2023
Chalk Art Fest Hits the Pavement June 24 and June 25

7th ANNUAL QUAD CITIES CHALK ART FEST hits the sidewalks of Schwiebert Park June 24 and 25! ​In its’ 7th year, Quad City Arts’ Chalk Art Fest will take place June 24-25, 2022 at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, IL. The festival starts at 10 a.m. both days and goes till 7pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. This FREE, live outdoor arts festival brings together hundreds of artists that spend hours transforming the cement pavement at Schwiebert Park into a gallery of chalk art, while competing for cash prizes. Visitors strolling by can see the wonderful works of art as they... Read More

Festival of Trees Parade Floats Into Davenport November 19

November 13th, 2022
Festival of Trees Parade Floats Into Davenport November 19

The largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest is BACK and better than ever! Quad City Arts will fill the streets with music, fun, and excitement again this year for the 29th annual Festival of Trees Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 19 at 10am in Downtown Davenport! Co-Title Sponsors: Arconic, John Deere, RDA, KWQC Balloon Sponsors: Carpenters Training Center of the Quad Cities, City of Bettendorf, NECA/IBEW, R.I.A. Federal Credit Union, Mid-American Energy, City of Davenport, Novelis Learn More: PARADE  Read More

The Reminders Rock Davenport October 8

October 7th, 2022
The Reminders Rock Davenport October 8

The Reminders will hit the Raccoon Motel stage on October 8! A rare and remarkable musical duo with undeniable magical chemistry, The Reminders transcend the bounds of expectation to uplift and entertain. They seamlessly blend razor sharp rhythms and raw, soulful vocals with reggae-tinged hip-hop beats to highlight their relevant and inspiring messages. The couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for over a decade. The Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances.... Read More

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