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.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 20, 2021) — Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois, to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibition during 2022-23. Selected artists will be paired with one or two additional artists for a two-month long exhibition taking place after August 2022 in one of our two large exhibit spaces. Cohesive bodies of work are highly desired. All media will be considered.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 11, 2021) — From October 15 through December 3, Quad City Arts presents “Art on Lockdown.” This diverse exhibition features 80 works of art by 67 regional artists. The public is invited to celebrate creativity at the opening reception on October 15 from 6-9 pm where most artists will be present, and refreshments will be served.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (September 28, 2021) — Celebrate fall with outdoor performances at the Muscatine Art Center. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy two free family-friendly performances and opening day of the Scarecrow and Jack-o-Lantern competition.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 21, 2021) — Bereskin Gallery and Art Academy is presenting the fifth-annual “Plein Air Paint Out” along the Mississippi River on Saturday, September 25, 7:30AM-3:30PM.

Artists may paint along the Mississippi from the I-80 Bridge to the Centennial Bridge on either side of the river. All mediums are acceptable.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 20, 2021) — Riverssance Festival of Fine Art came back strong in 2021! In its thirty-third year, this outdoor event featured over seventy quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine-tasting, and a children’s art activity tent.