ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 4, 2021) — Seven public sculptures in Bettendorf and two in Moline will be moving to other locations and replaced with new sculptures over the next 15 days, beginning Monday, June 7. Moline is adding two more sculptures this year, and the Geneseo Public Library will be leasing a sculpture for the first time.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (May 20, 2021) — On May 29, the Muscatine Art Center opens two crowd-pleasing exhibitions that are sure to engage and inspire local residents and visitors alike. “Alterations. tailored solutions to climate change,” an exhibition by artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd, features 15 sculptures that appear to be high-fashion couture but are actually made from garbage, litter, and objects found in nature.


Pale bill 16.5 x 5 x 5 ceramic by Megan Quinn


ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 22, 2021) — Quad City Arts is pleased to present the 5th annual Chalk Art Fest, live and in-person this summer!  While last year’s event went virtual with artists chalking up their driveways, porches, and sidewalks, we are thrilled to host this year’s event in the beautiful setting of Schwiebert Riverfront Park, in downtown Rock Island, directly across the street from Quad City Arts headquarters and gallery.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 21, 2021) — Muscatine will be one of three stops on the “Dance into Spring” tour, bringing together Ballet Des Moines and Hancher Auditorium. The free outdoor performance will take place on the Muscatine Riverfront on May 2, 5:30PM, and will feature company dancers from Ballet Des Moines, performers from the University of Iowa’s Dance Company, and special guests from the acclaimed Miami City Ballet.


This photo shows works by all three of the Monmouth College senior art majors whose work is on exhibit through May 5 in the Everett Gallery in Hewes Library

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (April 20, 2021) — The three artists featured in the final exhibit of the academic year at Monmouth College have become good friends.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 8, 2021) — To honor and celebrate Quad Citizens who have stepped up to support the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Figge Art Museum is offering free admission to all essential workers from April 11-17, 2021.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (April 5, 2021) — Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to enter the first-ever Random 5x7 Art Challenge hosted by Sunrise Galleries, 114 E 2nd Street in Downtown Muscatine. All contest entries will be featured in a special exhibit on display at the Sunrise Galleries from May 7–30, 2021.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 2, 2021) — Through Facebook and their website, Quad City Arts announced the winners of the 44th Annual High School Art Invitational and presented $6000 in cash prizes and scholarships to area high school students and teachers for excellence in fine art. The awards are as follows: