DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 8, 2021) — Riverssance Festival of Fine Art is back September 18 and 19, after a year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 33rd year, this outdoor event features over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event takes place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa).

Hours are Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission to Riverssance is $4 for the day or $6 for a weekend pass. Free entry for individuals under 18 with a paid adult. Entry gates are on 11th Street. Parking is available in the lot across River Drive on Mound Street.

This year’s Riverssance local music line-up includes:


10AM- 12PM: Totes McGotes

1-3PM: David G Smith

3-5PM: Bucktown Revue


10AM-12PM: Lojo Russo

12-2PM: QC Vinyl

2-4PM: Lewis Knudsen

Food vendors on-site will include: Steve’s Meats, Pete’s Concessions, Lagomarcino’s, and Café Fresh (Café Fresh — Saturday Only).

As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community. This event is fun for the whole family! Enjoy the outdoors and listen to live music, sample wines from Fireside Winery, find the perfect art piece from over seventy artist vendors, kids can also engage in the Children’s Activity Tent, sponsored by Twin States Technical Services.

A public reception to honor this year’s Harley Award Recipient Award for outstanding support of the visual arts will be held on Saturday at 5:30PM. The reception is sponsored by Medix Dental. This year’s recipient is Sherry Maurer, who devoted most of her career to the arts.  Maurer worked for the Augustana College art program from fall 1983 to spring 2013, including gallery manager, art museum director, and the Midcoast Fine Arts executive director until 2020. Her invaluable experience and involvement in the Quad Cities Art scene helped countless artists!

Quad City Arts is looking for volunteers to sign up for shifts online! Volunteer for a two-hour shift at Riverssance Festival of Fine Art and get a FREE shirt and FREE admission! Sign up online, it's super quick and easy: https://x.gldn.io/Quad_City_Arts-61201.

RSVP for the event on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/1SYZqswGY.

Find the full artists listing on our website: https://www.quadcityarts.com/riverssance-festival.

Quad City Arts' events would not be possible without the support of our many generous sponsors: Twin States Technical Services, Medix Dental, IMEG, dphilms, KWQC-TV6, Zimmerman Honda, Fireside Winery, iHeart Media, Iowa Arts Council, Illinois Arts Council, City of Davenport, and Village of East Davenport. 

Quad City Arts is a non-profit arts organization serving a six-county area in eastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois. We are dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Quad City region through the presentation, development, and celebration of the arts by offering the community arts opportunities, programming, and community events. For more information visit www.quadcityarts.com, contact info@quadcityarts.com or call 309-793-1213.

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