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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

Quad City Arts Offering New Grant To Visual Artists

December 16th, 2021
Quad City Arts Offering New Grant To Visual Artists

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

‘Art On Lockdown’ On Display Through Dec. 3 In Rock Island

December 1st, 2021
'Art On Lockdown' On Display Through Dec. 3 In Rock Island

Through December 3, Quad City Arts presents “Art on Lockdown.” This diverse exhibition features 80 works of art by 67 regional artists. The public is invited to celebrate creativity at the opening reception on October 15 from 6-9 pm where most artists will be present, and refreshments will be served. As “Shelter in Place” began in March 2020, Quad City Arts’ staff searched for different ways to connect with the community and for a way to encourage artists to keep creating at a confusing time. As most non-essential workers found themselves working from home or not working at all, they... Read More

Check Out ‘Art On Lockdown’ At Quad City Arts

November 30th, 2021
Check Out 'Art On Lockdown' At Quad City Arts

Through December 3, Quad City Arts presents “Art on Lockdown.” This diverse exhibition features 80 works of art by 67 regional artists. As “Shelter in Place” began in March 2020, Quad City Arts’ staff searched for different ways to connect with the community and for a way to encourage artists to keep creating at a confusing time. As most non-essential workers found themselves working from home or not working at all, they needed something constructive to fill their time. Creativity helps people cope with isolation, anxiety, and boredom by refocusing the brain. In 2020, creativity showed... Read More