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Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

May 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Presenting Chalk Art Fest In Rock Island

Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person this summer!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival brings together hundreds of local and regional artists that spend hours transforming the blank cement pavement... Read More

Quad City Arts Promoting Opportunity For Artists To Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

May 21st, 2021
Quad City Arts Promoting Opportunity For Artists To Combat Vaccine Hesitancy

Quad City Arts is helping promote a new grant opportunity for artists to help combat rampant vaccine hesitancy nationwide. It is posting the fact that Arts Alliance Illinois is looking for practicing local artists (any medium) whose audiences reach Illinois residents under 35 years old, people of color, and women. Ideally, these artists have audiences and followings in the target demographics. The artists themselves do not have to fit within said demographics. The goal of the Arts and Vaccination Campaign is to encourage Illinois residents to combat Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy, and to support Illinois... Read More

Quad City Arts Welcomes Artists, Public in Person Friday in Rock Island

May 20th, 2021
Quad City Arts Welcomes Artists, Public in Person Friday in Rock Island

Quad City Arts is having an in-person artist reception for its current exhibit at 1715 2nd Ave., Rock Island, on Friday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free and beer, wine and pre-packaged snacks will be served. Face masks will be encouraged, but not required in conjunction with the new CDC and state guidelines, according to Quad City Arts. The featured artists – Peter Xiao, art professor at Augustana College, and sculptor Ioan Marcu of Davenport – will speak about their works at 7:30 p.m. Xiao presents a mixed body of work, “INundATIONs,” completed through the year of the... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents Peter Xiao and Ioan Marcu Art Exhibit

May 6th, 2021
Quad City Arts Presents Peter Xiao and Ioan Marcu Art Exhibit

On exhibit from May 5 through June 18, will be “iNundaATIONs,” paintings by Peter Xiao and “Immigrants,” mixed media sculptures by Ioan Marcu. (Notice the word NATION in inundation.) Peter Xiao presents a mixed body of work “iNundATIONs” completed through the year of the pandemic. It comments on global and national realities through art historical parody, satire, and direct observation. He has been experimenting with painting on unstretched canvas and other surfaces and has moved beyond the rectangular confinement of traditional painting by extending some of his paintings onto... Read More

Sisters Megan and Kristin Quinn Exhibited at Quad Cities Airport Gallery

May 3rd, 2021
Sisters Megan and Kristin Quinn Exhibited at Quad Cities Airport Gallery

The newest Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport exhibit is all in the family — paintings by Kristin Quinn of Davenport, with ceramic creations by her sister, Megan Quinn, of Rock Island, on display through June 30. Megan Quinn is a professor at Augustana College in Rock Island, while Kristin Quinn is a professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. Megan is a ceramic artist, and Kristin is a painter. The two sisters grew up in a family of five children with parents who were educators, and their dad was a physicist who specialized in optics and provided access to visually stimulating... Read More

You Can Still Enjoy Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Through Thursday

April 28th, 2021
You Can Still Enjoy Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Through Thursday

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, 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 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on Quad City Arts Facebook page , 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 school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools,... Read More

Horror Flix At Rozz Tox, Adults Only Skating, Sohrab Tomfoolery And More In Today’s FUN10!

April 25th, 2021
Horror Flix At Rozz Tox, Adults Only Skating, Sohrab Tomfoolery And More In Today's FUN10!

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 High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

April 24th, 2021
Quad City Arts High School Art Invitational Continues Through April 29

Quad City Arts presents the 44th-annual High School Art Invitational at Quad City Arts Gallery in Rock Island, 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 29th.  A virtual award presentation is live on Quad City Arts Facebook page , 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 school art teacher in the region. On average, 16 schools,... Read More

Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

April 22nd, 2021
Quad City Arts Back in Person for 5th-Annual Chalk Art Fest June 26-27

While last year’s Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest was virtual, the fifth-annual event will be back live and in person June 26-27, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery. Last year’s event was spread out over two weeks in the second half of August, where 100 artists chalked up their driveways, porches and sidewalks, and the first-place winner was from southern California. Inspiring and engaging for people of all ages, this free, two-day street painting festival in June will bring together hundreds of local... Read More

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

April 5th, 2021
What's The Good News For April, Quad-Cities? Here's Your POSITIVE News For The Month!

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