ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 15, 2021) — Quad City Arts is pleased to announce Arts Dollars grants for the 2022 cycle. Applications are welcome from individual artists, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations partnering with artists. All art forms are eligible. Since 1990, Quad City Arts has supported the local art community by awarding more than $1,000,000 in grants to local artists, non-profit organizations, and schools.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (November 29, 2021) — In 2020, the Muscatine Public Art Advisory Commission announced a Request for Qualifications, seeking artists to prepare concepts for public art in the roundabout at Mulberry and Second. Seventeen artists from Iowa and throughout the United States responded to the RFQ.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 29, 2021) — The West Davenport Arts Council, in conjunction with Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (MCC QC), is hosting a wine and cheese art exhibition for local artists Sara Meyer, Karene Nagel, Wendy “Bingo” Fellenzer, Cathy Bolkcom, Cyndi Peterson, Sarah Robb, Jen Hansen, and Mona Ritemon on the evening of Wednesday, December 1, 6-8PM.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (November 9, 2021) — The Putnam’s next exhibition is a ride through history on two wheels. Winter Wheels: Antique Motorcycle Exhibition will run from November 13, 2021 - April 3, 2022. This original, community-curated exhibition features vintage, classic, and antique motorcycles of all makes and models, all displayed at the Putnam Museum and Science Center, the Quad Cities’ Smithsonian Institution Affiliate.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (November 8, 2021) — Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO Bricks, an award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks is coming to the Muscatine Art Center. The exhibition runs from November 16, 2021, through February 20, 2022, and explores animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and humankind’s relationship with nature.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2021) — Oh, What Fun! The Kwik Star Festival of Trees is BACK in person this year! Returning to the River Center, November 20–28, this year’s Festival brings the magic of the holiday season to life in our NEWLY designed Festival Village, complete with the Tree of Lights as the focal point of the main town square.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2021) — From November 3 2021-January 3, 2022, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport presents oil paintings by Elisa Boughner of Glenview, Illinois, collagraphs by Luca Cruzat of Carbondale, Illinois, and ceramic sculpture by Lori Roderick of Rock Island, I

2020 Best Of Show, First Place: Battle in the Blizzard by Greg Punelli

WATERLOO, IOWA (October 25, 2021) — The deadline to enter 2021 Capture the Heart of America photo contest is this Sunday, October 31, at midnight.