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Iaccarino’s Bold Vibrant Art On Display At Taste Buds

August 8th, 2017

The bold, vibrant art of freedom and artistic expression flowing from the brush of local artist Glorie Iaccarino is on display through August 31 at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, August 18, featuring free refreshments and snacks and the opportunity to chat with the artist. A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists and authors every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.    Read More

The Art Of Donnie Bobb Colors The Walls At Taste Buds

July 16th, 2017

The eclectic and intriguing art of Donnie Bobb will be on display July 8 through 21 at the latest Taste of Q-C Art at Taste Buds, 1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island (in the District, across from Bennigans). A Taste of Q-C Art is sponsored by QuadCities.com and features new local artists and authors every two weeks, with receptions every other Friday at Taste Buds.  Read More

Bobb’s Eclectic, Imaginative Art Coming To Taste Buds

July 6th, 2017

The eclectic and intriguing art of Donnie Bobb will be on display July 8 through 21 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. In addition to Bobb’s artwork, Sean Leary will be signing  copies of his new science-fiction novel, Black Knight Apocalypse, which is about the ancient aliens that once ruled our planet returning to conquer it and facing off... Read More

Are You Ready To Rock Some Photography?

April 27th, 2017

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

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

Get A Taste Of Stock’s Vibrant Abstracts

March 2nd, 2017

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

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

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

Don’t Be Shy, Be Like Shy And Head To Taste of Q-C Art

January 27th, 2017

Shy Brewer was far from her name at her opening night for her new art show at Taste Buds in The District, Rock Island. The local artist was the first to exhibit her art at the new regular show A Taste of Q-C Art at the venue, and at her opening reception Jan. 20 she was all smiles, chatting it up with a variety of guests about her colorful paintings and landscapes. “It’s great, I’m so happy to see my artwork up and excited to see people come out to see it,” Brewer said. “I hope people come out and enjoy the show.” A Taste of Q-C Art will showcase a new local artist’s work every two... Read More

Don’t Be Shy, Check Out Shy’s Art At Taste Buds

January 19th, 2017

You’re not going to want to be Shy about checking out the work of Shy Brewer. The local artist will bring her vibrant and colorful work to Taste Buds in downtown Rock Island as the inaugural creator exhibiting in A Taste of Quad-Cities Art. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning Jan. 20 at Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees, candy and other snacks. Every other Friday, a new local... Read More

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