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Rock Island Artists Market Splashes In This Weekend

July 10th, 2022
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 July 17 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. The Rock Island Artists’... Read More

New Quad City Arts Photography Exhibit Opens, Reception Tonight

August 19th, 2021
New Quad City Arts Photography Exhibit Opens, Reception Tonight

A new black-and-white photography exhibit is opening tonight at Quad City Arts in downtown Rock Island, with a free reception at 6:30 p.m., in conjunction with Alternating Currents. Through Oct. 8, Quad City Arts presents black & white photography by Mike Leinhauser and Judith Eastburn. Tonight’s reception, in the gallery at 1715 2nd Ave., will include the artists, and refreshments will be served. Due to new guidance from the CDC for areas with rising Covid transmission levels, Quad City Arts recommends that everyone wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Mike Leinhauser, of Bettendorf, presents 51... Read More

New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled Thursday, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

August 18th, 2021
New Downtown Rock Island Mural Unveiled Thursday, Kicks Off Alternating Currents

The unveiling of a new mural in Downtown Rock Island, inspired by a Rock Island High School student’s award-winning artwork, will serve as the official kickoff to this year’s Alternating Currents festival Aug. 19-22 in the Quad-Cities. What: Ceremony unveiling the mural by young artist Riley Jones, a Rocky junior. When: 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19  Where: Alleyway at 313 20th St., Rock Island Hosted by: Quad Cities Chamber & Quad City Arts as part of Alternating Currents  Created by 16-year-old Riley Jones in collaboration with professional muralists Dana Harrison (Limone)... Read More

Art In The Garden Blossoms This Weekend At Quad City Botanical Center

August 6th, 2021
Art In The Garden Blossoms This Weekend At Quad City Botanical Center

Art in the Garden is August 7 at the Quad City Botanical Center in Rock Island, Illinois. The 5th annual event features local and regional artists including potters, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and others who are inspired by nature to create. Their works will be exhibited and sold at this outdoor show. The handcrafted works will be on display in tents throughout the gardens and a variety of art price points will be offered. The event includes music by Roger Carlson and friends, demonstrations by the wood turners and fun activities for the kids. Purchase tickets at qcgardens.com or pay at... Read More

“Golden Light” Is The Theme of A New Bettendorf Art Exhibit At Bereskin Gallery

August 4th, 2021
“Golden Light” Is The Theme of A New Bettendorf Art Exhibit At Bereskin Gallery

BETTENDORF – Pat Bereskin, owner of Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, knows that art has the ability to take us away to a different place and transform our mood. She has built the next exhibition at her gallery around the theme of “Golden Light: Summer of New Beginnings.” It’s on display now, through Aug. 26 at the gallery at 2967 State St., Bettendorf. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bereskin said the pieces from the 10 artists in the exhibition reflect expressions of hope and light. Artists whose works will be featured, in addition... Read More

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