CONTACTS:       Dawn Wohlford-Metallo                    Glenda Huntsman                  
                             Gallery Manager                                Advancement Director
                             (309) 793-1213 ext. 109                   ext. 107


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2006


WHO:              Quad City Arts

WHAT:            Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony for “The Artist In You” ExhibitionWHERE:          Quad City Arts Center GalleryWHEN:            Friday, September 29 from 7-9 p.m. (Award Ceremony at 8:00)EXIBITION DATES: September 29-November 3, 2006FREE Join us for the opening reception and awards ceremony for “The Artist in You” on Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. “The Artist In You” is an exhibition for emerging and accomplished artists living within a 250-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Forty-five artists were chosen to be part of this group exhibit, presenting a total of 59 works of art. All eighty-four artists who entered the competition were provided with a written constructive critique of their submission. In addition to the artist’s reception, patrons are encouraged to participate in the Gallery Hop throughout the District of Rock Island between 5-9 pm. Free trolley rides and maps will be available. The Quad City ArtsCenter Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. All Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees; Quad City Arts Partners; and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts and humanities. For more information, contact Dawn Wohlford-Metallo at 309-793-1213, ext. 109. - 30 -