MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 21, 2020) — When Monmouth College art professor Janis Wunderlich won Best of Show for a ceramic piece at a national juried exhibition last fall, she said the piece depicted "a way to rise above."



Artist Jaclyn Garlock's 68x95 painting, "Jingle Bell Time, What a Swell Time"

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 16, 2020) On exhibit in Quad City Arts Rock Island Gallery through December 11 will be Extraordinary Women, large-scale paintings by Jaclyn Garlock.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 13, 2020) — A series of new short films will introduce Muscatine Access Channel Nine viewers and other local residents to Muscatine Civil War soldier, Daniel Parvin. "Muscatine and the Civil War: The Letters of Daniel Parvin" will premiere on October 23. The short film features actors Bryce Taylor as Daniel Parvin and Courtney Gevaert as his wife, Sarah Parvin.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 6, 2020) — Quad City Arts’ subscription series of benefit parties featuring artists from the Visiting Artist Series program will move online this fall with a virtual “dinner and a show”.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 29, 2020) Families of all artistic abilities are invited to “Paint the Lot” at the Family Museum on Saturday, October 3. The event will run 7:30AM–3:30PM. Cost is $50 per parking spot and participants must be registered prior to event. All proceeds will go to the Family Museum Foundation.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2020) — Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois, to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibition during 2021-22. Selected artists will be paired with one or two additional artists for a 2-month long exhibition between July 2021 through August 2022 in one of our two large exhibit spaces.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 2, 2020) — Join us on October 17 at 6PM for an electrifying night to raise awareness and funds for the Putnam Museum and Science Center. Mad Scientist Ball is back this year at the Putnam to raise the necessary funds to support our programs, services, and collections such as summer camps, rotating and permanent exhibits, and virtual learning.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 11, 2020) — On exhibit from August 21 through October 9, 2020 is the show SIGNALS, featuring Matthew Boonstra and Alan Pocaro with Original Prints by Elizabeth Powell.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 30, 2020) Due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening in late May, The Family Museum will be closed and all staff will be furloughed August 9-23, 2020. This decision was made with guidance from the City of Bettendorf Administration and the City Finance Department. It is necessary to help ensure the future of the Museum’s programs and activities.