WHEN: November 7, 5-7 p.m. WHERE: Quad City Arts Center & The Left Bank Art League in Rock Island
WHAT: Quad City Arts vs. Left Bank Art League Chili Cook-Off
Come down to the District of Rock Island for a taste of chili and some preliminary Christmas shopping. Visit Quad City Arts and Left Bank Art League-just one block apart on 2nd Avenue-to taste and vote for your favorite chili. The chili is complimentary; beverages will be available. Both venues are loaded with one of a kind art and gift items created by local and regional artists. Afterwards, stay to enjoy the close jazz harmony of the What Ever Four Quartet at 7pm at Quad City Arts.
The Left Bank Art League is located at 1629 Second Avenue, Rock Island. Left Bank Art League Gallery is a non-profit member run and supported gallery. During this holiday season Left Bank Art League is celebrating over 50 years as a league with its "Everything under $50.00 SALE" for fine quality gifts made by area artist for under $50.00. Amazing gifts like glass, oil, pastels, woodcarvings, beadwork, photography, clay, silk, jewelry, watercolor, gingerbreads, and so much more. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday 12-6 pm or by appointment. For more information call Diane Wall at 563-343-2765 or visit http://www.leftbankartleague.org/
The Quad City Arts Center is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, 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 partially supported 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. 108 or visit http://www.quadcityarts.org/