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Quad City Arts Getting Ready for Reimagined Festival of Trees

November 20th, 2020

At Quad City Arts in Rock Island, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the 35th anniversary of Festival of Trees will look different this year, but the holiday magic will continue in a whole new way. Kaleigh Trammell is in her second year of coordinating Festival of Trees at Quad City Arts, and while the focus for the first time will be online and on TV, there also will be a gift shop and window displays at the Rock Island Gallery from Nov. 21 to 29. “It has been a challenge,” she said recently. “When we made this decision, we were trying to look ahead to what November was going... Read More

Quad City Arts Leading Galleries In Celebration Of Female Empowerment

September 5th, 2020

Quad City Arts is partnering with several local institutions to celebrate women’s empowerment and work by female artists. This month marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers an unparalleled opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to celebrate the achievements of women — especially in the arts. Quad City Arts’ September and October exhibition at Quad City International Airport, Moline, titled “A Portrait of Remarkable Women,” will feature... Read More

Quad City Arts Partners With Other Q-C Art Venues On Female Empowerment

August 27th, 2020

In this time of paralyzing pandemic, unreal unemployment, furious racial unrest and bitter political division, we could all use some simple peace and beauty. The eloquent, inspiring artist Cecile Houel provides it – displaying 20 deeply penetrating portraits of Nobel Peace Prize winners throughout the Quad-Cities, in a cooperative exhibit starting Friday. Convinced that art can contribute to world peace, the 56-year-old French woman started the “Nobel Peace Prize Collection: Peace Starts Within” in 2014, to celebrate all of the Nobel Peace laureates of the prestigious Nobel Foundation since... Read More

Enjoy Some Havana Daydreamin’ in Downtown Davenport

February 12th, 2020

Are you ready to warm things up this weekend, Quad Cities?! Break out the flipflops and the island gear for an afternoon and night of pub crawls, food, drink, and music, with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley! The Quad City Parrot Head Club invites all to the 16th Annual Havana Daydreamin’ this Saturday Feb 15. A Pirate Pub Crawl will take place in downtown Davenport from 12 – 4 p.m. The fun continues from 6 p.m. – Midnight at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Two parties with one small price! Entertainment will be provided by 5-time Trop Rock... Read More

Jaycees of the Quad Cities’ Bridal Expo Celebrates 35 Years

January 21st, 2020

Back in 1985, around 20 local merchants and vendors gathered together for the very first Jaycees of the Quad Cities’ Bridal Expo. Thirty-five years later, this Bridal Expo has grown exponentially and provides brides to be all over the area the best go-to expo for all of their wedding planning needs! Celebrate 35 years with the Jaycees of the Quad Cities at the 2020 Bridal Expo this Saturday Jan 25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will be held at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). Tickets are just $10 in advance and $12 at the door. You can purchase yours today online. This year’s... Read More

OMG! Becky Fest December Happening this Weekend!

December 2nd, 2019

OMG! Becky Fest, the Quad Cities’ Indie Art and Vintage Fest is back this weekend! Crafted QC’s very tinsel-ey Becky Fest will take place this Friday Dec 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday Dec 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). While admission is free, a suggested $2 donation to River Music Experience would be greatly appreciated! Come enjoy 100+ of the Midwest’s best in handmade, vintage, sweet treats, and crafty kids. Live, festive, music will also be provided by the River Music Experience. River Center concessions will have snacks,... Read More

QC Anime-zing! Celebrating 10 Years!

July 31st, 2019

Are you a lover of all things Anime? Then this is the event for you! Celebrating 10 years of Anime in the Quad Cities, Anime-zing! takes place this Friday Aug 2, Saturday Aug 3 and Sunday Aug 4 at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). QC Anime-zing! is an annual three-day festival celebrating Japanese anime, and all related fandoms, communities, and arts. Anime-zing! supports the gathering of hundreds of fans coming together to celebrate their mutual interest in anime and related media by organizing autograph sessions, panels, workshops, concerts, social events, game tournaments, anime... Read More

The MECCA of Caged Aggression Returns for 2-Night Event!

March 18th, 2019

The MECCA of Caged Aggression MMA takes over the Quad Cities, this weekend! Presented by 7G Distributing and Bud Light, the 7th Annual two-night mega event, Caged Aggression XXIV, happens this Friday Mar 22 and Saturday Mar 23 at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St. Davenport). Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Caged Aggression Events are the premier MMA experience featuring state of the art sound and lighting, official countdown trailers, live graphics and presentation, incredible match ups, and a presentation and production like no other!  This one of a kind event... Read More

Have an Enjoyable Evening at HAVLife 2019 Martini Shake Off!

February 18th, 2019

Are you ready to spend an evening sipping on the best martinis in the Quad Cities, while supporting a great cause? That’s right, it’s time for the 2019 Martini Shake Off! The 2019 HAVlife Martini Shake Off is happening this Thursday Feb 21 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd St. Davenport) in downtown Davenport! In addition to amazing martini creations, delicious appetizers will be available as well as incredible silent auction items. Live music from Soul Storm will ensure this evening is unforgettable! Tickets are only $60 and are available to purchase online at https://quadcities.havlife.org/events/2019-havlife-martini-shake-off... Read More

Help Prevent Bullying with a Margarita miX-uP!

October 15th, 2018

Mexican food, margaritas and making a difference in the community? Oh my! Join QC United and Pete the Purple Bull this Thursday Oct 18 at 6 p.m. for a Margarita miX-uP at the River Center (136 E 3rd St. Davenport)! Enjoy the best Mexican food the Quad Cities has to offer, while sipping on six different varieties of margaritas! Dance along the delicious Nacho and Dessert Bar with live music from Crooked Cactus. Take part in an adult-version Piñata Contest and vote for your favorite traditional taco and street taco. And so much more! Participating restaurants include: Acapulco Cafe, Azteca 1, El... Read More

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