DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 5, 2024) Azubuike Arts is honored to announce a landmark event celebrating Black History Month in collaboration with The Last Picture House (325 East 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52801). This exclusive evening, featuring Ava DuVernay's groundbreaking new film, Origin, will commence on February 10 with a reception at 5PM, followed by a VIP screening at 6PM.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 17, 2023) — The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will present its annual holiday program, "Season of Light," on December 9-15. The planetarium show will be offered weekdays, 7PM, and 2PM Saturday and Sunday.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (November 15, 2023) — Local and regional artists and crafters are sharing their talents for a good cause this holiday season, and everyone is invited to be part of the fun at the Muscatine Art Center. The Heartfelt Lamp; Handmade Ornament Competition has returned for the first time since 2019. Each ornament purchase benefits Friends of the Muscatine Art Center and its mission to support educational programs at the Art Center.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 10, 2023) — Embarking on its 38th year, Festival of Trees is BACK again this year, with a spectacular display of over 100,000 twinkling lights that will be sure to illuminate your holiday this year! Celebrating 38 years of festival merriment, this beloved holiday tradition returns to the RiverCenter, November 18-26 with all the familiar events and attractions many have come to know and love.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (November 2, 2023) — The Moline Public Art Commission (MPAC) recently commissioned the largest mural project in the City of Moline, and quite possibly the Quad Cities. This mural project has garnered a lot of coverage from local media, and has started a great conversation around public art, which we LOVE!

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 26, 2023) — Visitors who remember the Japanese-style garden at the Muscatine Art Center can now encounter an entirely re-made space that has the look and feel of the garden as it was in 1930 when Laura Musser McColm had it installed. Since 2020, the rehabilitation of the Japanese Garden has been an active project for the Muscatine Art Center staff and its team of consultants and contractors.

LeCLAIRE, IOWA (October 17, 2023) — The LeClaire Community Library invites the community to a special presentation. On Tuesday, November 7, 6PM, the Figge Museum will join the regular Hands-on Art History program to present “Native American and Western Art.”

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (October 13, 2023) — The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI), in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMC), is pleased to announce the opening of their exhibit, “Power and Impact: A Survey of 21st Century Black Visual Arts in Iowa.” “Power and Impact” will be on display at the CRMA October 28, 2023–March 31, 2024.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 12, 2023) — The Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) video, I Am the Future: Standing on the Shoulders of the Past, will be shown at the Putnam Museum and Science Center in Davenport on Sunday, October 22, 2PM. The personal stories of local Quad City residents who fought for civil rights in the early 1960s were recorded and woven together into a powerful portrayal of their struggles and triumphs.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (October 3, 2023) — The Putnam Museum is excited to announce that for the first time ever we will be hosting a Volunteer Open House on October 12, 6-8PM. The open house will be an opportunity for individuals interested in volunteering, becoming a docent, or completing an internship with us at the museum. Attendees will have the opportunity to get information about what would be expected of them as well as what kinds of opportunities we have.

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