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Sean Leary’s Comic Book Art Flies Onto The Walls At Taste Buds

May 25th, 2017
Sean Leary’s Comic Book Art Flies Onto The Walls At Taste Buds

The graphic novel/comic book art of Sean Leary will be flying onto the walls this weekend at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. Leary will be on hand to also sign copies of his graphic novels in the Dark Equinox series. The series is a YA horror tale about a teenager who survives a suicide attempt and as a result is able to see the world of demons... Read More

Outsider Artist Knudsen’s Vibrantly Imaginative Art Hits Taste Buds

May 11th, 2017
Outsider Artist Knudsen’s Vibrantly Imaginative Art Hits Taste Buds

Local outsider artist Charles Knudsen has been creating imaginative and vibrant art of all stripes for decades around the Quad-Cities, and this weekend he’ll be showcasing some of his colorful, intriguing pieces at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks,... Read More

Are You Ready To Rock Some Photography?

April 27th, 2017
Are You Ready To Rock Some Photography?

Quad-Cities, are you ready to rock???? Well, you can check out some rock, blues and funk photography at the latest art exhibit by local luminary and shutterbug Kevin Richard Schafer, at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday... Read More

Creative And Quirky Artworks Pop At Taste Buds

April 19th, 2017
Creative And Quirky Artworks Pop At Taste Buds

The imaginative, quirky and vibrantly eclectic artworks of Sara Holtz are sprouting on the walls at Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, through April 27. Holtz utilizes a wide array of found objects and different textures in her mixed media art, including metalware, fabrics, stones, plastics and even ground spices. She has had her artworks exhibited at Star Dog and Bucktown and this is her first solo exhibit. A Taste of Q-C Art showcases various local artists and, through a sponsorship with QuadCities.com, allows them to keep 100 percent of their sales – Taste Buds takes no commission on... Read More

Local Businesses Supporting The Arts

April 14th, 2017
Local Businesses Supporting The Arts

Tour the Quad City downtown areas and you will find good examples of how creative people are growing as innovators – serving in a two-fold manner of providing products and services while supporting local creatives of all types. From artists to writers, local businesses are supporting a manifesto that CREATIVITY and the ARTS matter. This practice is economically benefiting our local community members and adding flair to tourism and recognizing the QCA as a cultural and vibrant destination point. It is this partnership that can also build a competitive advantage while assisting in advancing... Read More

Holtz Debuting New Artworks At Taste Buds

April 13th, 2017
Holtz Debuting New Artworks At Taste Buds

Sara Holtz brings a fun, whimsical quality to her multi-media paintings and that buoyant spirit will fit in perfectly with the light, happy environment for her first solo gallery showing as the latest Taste of Q-C Art creator at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). Holtz has had artworks on display at other area galleries, including Bucktown and the Star Dog Gallery, but this is her first solo gallery show. An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies,... Read More

Simon Says Take A Tangent To Taste Buds

March 22nd, 2017
Simon Says Take A Tangent To Taste Buds

Local underground artist Simon Tangent is having his debut showing of his art at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds. If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary... Read More

Get A Taste Of Stock’s Vibrant Abstracts

March 2nd, 2017
Get A Taste Of Stock’s Vibrant Abstracts

The electrifying and sprawling abstracts of Juliet Stock will cover the walls at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). An opening reception for the show will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Patrons can meet and talk to the artist and indulge in free coffees, smoothies, candy, snacks and more. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds. If you’re an artist interested in being a part of Taste of Q-C Art, contact Sean Leary... Read More

Floral and Arbor Landscapes Sprout at Taste Buds

February 21st, 2017
Floral and Arbor Landscapes Sprout at Taste Buds

A rainbow of floral color and verdant green arbor landscapes are sprouting on the walls at Taste Buds, as Rock Island artist Melanie Vallejo’s panoramic florals and colorful landscapes will be brightening up Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, through March 2. “This is my first ever exhibit, so I’m really excited,” Vallejo said at her opening reception. “It’s a thrill to see my artworks on the wall here! I’m very thankful to Taste Buds for hosting me!” A Taste of Q-C Art showcases various local artists and, through a sponsorship with QuadCities.com, allows them to keep 100 percent... Read More

Get A Taste Of Vallejo’s Art At Taste Buds

February 16th, 2017
Get A Taste Of Vallejo’s Art At Taste Buds

A self-taught artist, Rock Islander Melanie Vallejo’s panoramic florals and colorful landscapes will be brightening up Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island, for the next two weeks, beginning with a reception at 5 p.m. Friday. The event is open to the public and will feature free drinks, refreshments, snacks and other cool stuff, and you’ll get to meet the artist and talk to her about her work, which will be on display through March 2. Recently, Vallejo chatted with us about her muse. When did you first get into art and what got you into it? I am a self taught artist.  I have been painting... Read More