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Urban Exposure Short Films Premiere Online Tonight, Oct. 15

October 15th, 2020

Two short films made by Quad-Cities youth will be shown online tonight at 6:30 p.m., through the Urban Exposure Independent Film Program. Jonathan Burnett, founder and creative director for the program, completed his sixth year programming and premiering short films by young adults. However, this year things were a little different. Because of the pandemic, Urban Exposure moved everything to the video conferencing platform, ZOOM. Instructors taught all the lessons through ZOOM, which allowed them to bring in guest speakers who work in the film industry to advise participants, Burnett said Thursday. This... Read More

Quad-Cities Cultural Groups Among Those Awarded $2 Million-Plus In Iowa Grants

July 18th, 2020

Several Quad-Cities cultural organizations and projects were among 176 grants totaling just over $2 million, announced Friday by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (IDCA), for works in art, film, history, and culture. The funding comes through programs overseen by the department’s divisions: the Iowa Arts Council, the State Historical Society of Iowa and Produce Iowa, the state office of film and media production. “These funds are critical to help sustain arts, film, heritage and cultural vibrancy across the state and showcase Iowa’s world-class cultural programs and destinations with... Read More

Alternating Currents Rolling into Quad Cities

August 20th, 2018

After the success of last year’s event, Alternating Currents is returning to Downtown Davenport! Alternating Currents festival has expanded from two days to five days and will be happening this Thursday Aug 23 through Sunday Aug 26. Venues downtown Davenport will be hosting an impressive amount of live music, film screenings, comedians and visual artists. A dozen venues will offer free programming all weekend, both indoors and outdoors like OMG Becky Fest, Quad-City Arts Chalk Art Festival, Bucktown’s Final Friday and MUCH MORE! The festival will kick off on Thursday night at the Figge... Read More