Quantcast
   
Thursday - May 19, 2022
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

September 20th, 2021
Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art came back strong in 2021! In its 33rd year, this outdoor event featured over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event took place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa). As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community.  Sherry Case Maurer is the recipient of the 2021 Harley Award for... Read More

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is back TODAY!

September 18th, 2021
Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is back TODAY!

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is back September 18 and 19th, after a year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 33rd year, this outdoor event features over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event takes place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa).  Hours are Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission to Riverssance is $4 for the day or $6 for a weekend pass. Free entry for... Read More

Sherry Case Maurer Wins 2021 Harley Award For Outstanding Community Art Support

September 17th, 2021
Sherry Case Maurer Wins 2021 Harley Award For Outstanding Community Art Support

Sherry Case Maurer is the recipient of the 2021 Harley Award for Outstanding Community Art Support. This is an annual award bestowed during the Riverssance Festival of Fine Art that will be given at a 5:30 p.m. reception on Saturday, September 18 in Lindsay Park, Davenport. For more info on Riverssance, CLICK HERE.  Read More

Riverssance Rollin’ Into Davenport This Weekend

September 17th, 2021
Riverssance Rollin' Into Davenport This Weekend

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is celebrating its 33rd year as the premier fine arts festival of the Quad Cities, showcasing over 70 of the top artists throughout the greater Midwest. Organized and run by art enthusiasts, Riverssance continues to be recognized for its careful attention to artists’ success, community partnerships, great buyers, beautiful location, and a fun weekend. As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community. This event is fun for the whole family,... Read More

Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

September 18th, 2020
Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find Skeleton Key Art and Antiques selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of their favorite Quad Cities events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so they’ve decided to make their very own small event for the weekend, and they’re affectionately calling it Wallessance! Join John, and maybe a bonus artist friend or two, in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 19, and noon to 4 pm on Sunday, September 20. For more... Read More

Wallessance Coming To Skeleton Key In Rock Island Saturday!

September 16th, 2020
Wallessance Coming To Skeleton Key In Rock Island Saturday!

Looking for some awesome art and decor for your home? You NEED to come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for WALLESSANCE! As the good folks at Skeleton Key put on their business page: “Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find us selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of our favorite Quad City events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so we’ve decided to make our very own small event for the weekend, and we’re affectionately calling it Wallessance. Join John... Read More

Riverssance Festival Canceled Due To Covid-19 Concerns; Will Return In 2021

August 14th, 2020
Riverssance Festival Canceled Due To Covid-19 Concerns; Will Return In 2021

After thoughtful and careful consideration, Quad City Arts along with the Riverssance planning committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art originally scheduled to take place  September 19th-20th at Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport. Riverssance — formerly organized by Midcoast Fine Arts, before disbanding this spring — will return on September 18th and 19th, 2021 in support of arts programming through Quad City Arts.  As one of the Midwest’s finest outdoor arts fairs, this event has long been recognized for its careful... Read More

Bucktown, MidCoast, Embodied the “Cool, Creative” We Need More Of In The Quad-Cities

June 3rd, 2020
Bucktown, MidCoast, Embodied the “Cool, Creative” We Need More Of In The Quad-Cities

Sept. 30, 2016 was one of the best nights of my life. At the Boho Chic Gallery in downtown Davenport’s Bucktown Center for the Arts, I was surrounded by friends, samples of Front Street beer (including its Bucktown Stout), and copies of my first book, “A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s Infamous District Transformed.” It was because of this quirky collection of art galleries and studios – which had a brief, busy, vital life from 2005 to this past March – that I was commissioned in August 2014 by The History Press to write the definitive story of the colorful east end of downtown... Read More

MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts Returns to the Quad Cities

September 19th, 2019
MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts Returns to the Quad Cities

MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Art returns to the Quad Cities this Saturday Sep 21 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Lindsay Park (Village of East Davenport). Entry is only $4 for adults (or $6 for a weekend pass). Children and the first 260 students with a school ID receive free admission! The 32nd Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts will have over ninety artist’s booths, including many new exhibitors. Stroll, shop, enjoy wine tasting with Tabor Home Winery and artist-painted wine glasses. There are great food options from Lagomarcino’s,... Read More

Riverssance Fine Arts Festival Flows Back Into Quad-Cities

September 15th, 2016
Riverssance Fine Arts Festival Flows Back Into Quad-Cities

The Riverssance Fine Arts Festival is bringing a river of art back into the Quad-Cities. MidCoast Fine Arts’ Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is celebrating its 29th year as the premier fine arts festival of the Quad Cities, showcasing over 100 of the top artists from throughout North America.  Taking place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 in Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport, Riverssance is located on a scenic hill overlooking the Mississippi River. The event will feature a free children’s art tent, wine tasting, gourmet food and live... Read More