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Quad City Arts Presents New Art At The Airport, Works By Ann Kauff, Kara Fedje And Will Van Dyke

July 12th, 2021
Quad City Arts Presents New Art At The Airport, Works By Ann Kauff, Kara Fedje And Will Van Dyke

From July 2-August 31, 2021, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents paintings by Ann Kauff of Arlington Heights, IL with woven tapestries by Kara Fedje of Davenport, and ceramic sculpture by Will Van Dyke, of Evanston, IL. Ann Kauff presents Rooted in Place: Farms, Barns, and Bungalows, a series born out of residencies through the Fields Project in Oregon IL, that embedded artists in the everyday life of farm families. This residency deeply impacted her work. She was drawn to the simple shapes of barns, and how firmly they were rooted in their environment. With the advent of the pandemic... Read More

Quad City Arts Presents Paintings By John Born And Laura Vincent-Arnold

June 30th, 2021
Quad City Arts Presents Paintings By John Born And Laura Vincent-Arnold

On exhibit through August 13, will be “Bridging the Divide,” paintings by John Born and “Internal Landscapes,” paintings by Laura Vincent- Arnold. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on June 25 from 7-9 pm where the artists will be present and refreshments will be served. John Born, of Bettendorf, presents a series of paintings called “Bridging the Divide,” completed throughout the construction of the new I-74 bridge. These acrylic paintings were created by referencing photographs taken by the artist, the construction workers on site and shots shared by the media... Read More

Quad-Cities Artist Jen Hansen Hosts New Davenport Art Exhibit

June 29th, 2021
Quad-Cities Artist Jen Hansen Hosts New Davenport Art Exhibit

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting an art exhibition for local artist Jen Hansen on the evening of Wednesday, June 30th, from 6-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Jen’s art is currently on display at MCC QC, located at 2930 Locust St. in Davenport, through the end of July. Jen is an outsider artist who found their calling while taking a class to teach therapeutic art. Living with an illness brought them to a place of living art and all of the joy that comes with this freedom. This exhibit is the first... Read More

Last Chance To Check Out the Quinn Sisters’ Art Exhibit At Quad City Airport

June 29th, 2021
Last Chance To Check Out the Quinn Sisters' Art Exhibit At Quad City Airport

The latest 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... Read More

Jen Hansen Art Exhibit Coming To Davenport’s Metropolitan Community Church

June 26th, 2021
Jen Hansen Art Exhibit Coming To Davenport's Metropolitan Community Church

The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting an art exhibition for local artist Jen Hansen on the evening of Wednesday, June 30th, from 6-8 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Jen’s art is currently on display at MCC QC, located at 2930 Locust St. in Davenport, through the end of July. Jen is an outsider artist who found their calling while taking a class to teach therapeutic art. Living with an illness brought them to a place of living art and all of the joy that comes with this freedom. This exhibit is the... Read More

Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest Shining On Downtown Rock Island

June 26th, 2021
Quad City Arts Chalk Art Fest Shining On Downtown Rock Island

Some awesome artworks will be filling downtown Rock Island this weekend! Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person June 26-27!  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... Read More

Rock Island Artists Market Splashes In This Weekend

June 24th, 2021
Rock Island Artists Market Splashes In This Weekend

The Rock Island Artists’ Market has announced it will be hosting two events for the 2021 season. Join local artists, makers, and growers on Sunday, June 27th and August 29th from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Applications are now being accepted for vendors. Interested artists can find more information and the application form under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours.... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: TBK Bank Opens In Downtown Bettendorf With New Metro Arts Murals

June 23rd, 2021
EXCLUSIVE: TBK Bank Opens In Downtown Bettendorf With New Metro Arts Murals

EXCLUSIVE: The new four-story TBK Bank building in downtown Bettendorf already cuts a stylish figure inside and outside. Breathtaking and colorful locally-produced art on the second and third floors add a complementary cherry to the stunning architectural sundae. TBK Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Triumph Bancorp, Inc., has relocated its Midwest division headquarters to 1521 Grant Street, opening for business Monday, June 21. The lucky 102 employees who work there get to see new 27-foot-long murals (coordinated through the Quad City Arts Metro Arts program) right off the elevator on the middle... Read More

Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

June 15th, 2021
Quad City Arts Announces Full Chalk Art Fest Lineup June 26-27

Quad City Arts on Tuesday announced the full schedule of events for Chalk Art Fest in Schwiebert Park, downtown Rock Island, June 26-27. SATURDAY, JUNE 26 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Live DJ Mark Manuel, Alt 104.5/Kiss FM 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Chrash 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. — The Textures 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Doug Brundies Big Acoustic Show SUNDAY, JUNE 27  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Chalk art competition  Live Music Lineup: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Mo&Co 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — QC Rock Academy 3:30 p.m. – AWARDS CEREMONY 4 p.m.... Read More

Chalk Art Fest Heading To Rock Island

June 13th, 2021
Chalk Art Fest Heading To Rock Island

Looking for some colorful and vibrant artworks to brighten up your life? Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person June 26-27!  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... Read More