DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 21, 2023) — Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is proud to announce its selection as one of the eleven Iowa arts, culture, history, and humanities organizations chosen to participate in the esteemed Iowa Culture Leadership Cohort program. The State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council jointly administer this exciting opportunity.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 18, 2023) —Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Geology Museum invite the public to view the partial eclipse of the sun 11AM-1PM, Saturday, October 14.

The planetarium, located at 820 38th St, Rock Island, will offer indoor and outdoor programs in the planetarium, observatory and geology museum. Admission is free.

Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Man Filled with Music (Green-Yellow-Black) print 24 x 18 (1)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 29, 2023) We are happy to announce an enlightening cinematic experience that will shed light on a long-standing injustice in American history. Join us on August 31, 6PM, at the Rock Island Public Library (Watts-Midtown Branch, 2715 30th St) as we present The Taking of Harris Neck, a thought-provoking short documentary by director Kevin Mannens. Admission is free and open to the public.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 11, 2023) — A keystone program of Quad City Arts, this nationally-recognized residency program brings professional performing artists directly to schools to do outreach performances that might otherwise be out of reach. Featuring artists from different artistic and cultural backgrounds, these performances inspire, uplift, educate, and transform a student’s academic, social, and emotional well-being.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (July 20, 2023) — The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is marking its 30th anniversary with a birthday party at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Saturday, August 5, 10AM–1PM. The free event will include live music, Iowa-author storytimes, spoken word performances, activities, snacks, exhibits and more.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 14, 2023) — Mark your calendars for the 2023 Alternating Currents festival August 17-20 taking place across more than two dozen venues in downtown Davenport along with key performances in downtown Rock Island and Bettendorf. AC features over 100 musical performances, comedy sets, film screenings, local art displays and even pro-wrestling.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (July 6, 2023) — The Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) seeks artists to create murals during the 2023 Alternating Currents festival. Five artists will be awarded the opportunity to create a mural that embodies the vibrancy of our Quad Cities community during the festival, which takes place August 17–20.

OTTUMWA, IOWA (July 6, 2023) — Main Street Ottumwa will host an eclectic gathering of artists, crafters, and makers in a one-day event that will have a fun carnival feel with family-friendly activities, busking street musicians, and artists of all types that is free to attend and open to the public. The event will take place at the 200 block of East Main Street, 10AM-3PM, on Saturday, July 15.