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Visual and Performance Art Thrive on Downtown’s Second Street PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 02 August 2005 18:00
Since the summer of 2000, when it attracted an estimated 2,000 visitors, MidCoast Fine Arts’ annual ArtStroll street festival has been the go-to event for both area artisans and connoisseurs of the arts, a union of not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations designed to showcase the quality and diversity within the Quad Cities’ art community.

 
Bucktown Offers Artists Recognition and Exposure PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 19 July 2005 18:00
Area artists agree that the Bucktown Center on Second Street in downtown Davenport – which rents studio and gallery spaces to local artists – is a wonderful way to combine their vision and talent with the sophistication and tourist draw of the Figge Art Museum up the street.

 
Bringing Artists Under One Roof PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Tuesday, 19 July 2005 18:00
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the eastern part of Davenport’s downtown was called Bucktown and known for its vibrant nightlife – including more than three dozen brothels. It will soon be home to a different – and perfectly legal – sort of commerce: the work of roughly two dozen artists.

 
Universal Archetypes and the Human Touch PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 21 June 2005 18:00
Artist Adrian Tio Diaz produces museum-quality work. His skillfully-executed linocut block prints are bold and forceful, with images of a primal nature – symbolic and often disturbing. His current exhibit at the Quad City Arts Center features prints from books he has illustrated.

 
An Explosion of Color, Light, and Life PDF Print E-mail
Reviews
Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 14 June 2005 18:00
If you like the simplicity of form and function, with the added panache of vivid color, you should make your way to the Iowa Welcome Center in LeClaire to see Bob Brehmer’s ceramics at the MidCoast Fine Arts Gallery’s most recent exhibit.

 
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