MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 6, 2023) — On Thursday, October 19, the Muscatine Art Center will welcome writers Marina Porcelli and Martha Cecilia Ruiz from the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP). The two are participating in the Fall Residency program that attracts established and emerging creative writers — poets, fiction writers, dramatists, and nonfiction writers — from all over the world.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (September 27, 2023) — The Muscatine Art Center, Global Education at the Stanley Center, MCC Collegiate LULAC, LULAC Muscatine, Muscatine UNIDOS 4-H, and the Muscatine County Arts Council are collaborating to offer an evening of dancing, music, and more on Thursday, October 12, 5:15-6:45PM.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2023) — Tickets are now available online for concerts from featured artists in residence with the Quad City Arts’ Visiting Artist Series.

Six of the artists in residence for the 2023-2024 season will give public performances as part of the newly branded “Quad City Arts Presents” concert series. The artists performing in concert are as follows:

DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 21, 2023) — Azubuike African American Council for the Arts is proud to announce its selection as one of the eleven Iowa arts, culture, history, and humanities organizations chosen to participate in the esteemed Iowa Culture Leadership Cohort program. The State Historical Society of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council jointly administer this exciting opportunity.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 18, 2023) —Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Geology Museum invite the public to view the partial eclipse of the sun 11AM-1PM, Saturday, October 14.

The planetarium, located at 820 38th St, Rock Island, will offer indoor and outdoor programs in the planetarium, observatory and geology museum. Admission is free.

Jon Fasanelli-Cawelti, Man Filled with Music (Green-Yellow-Black) print 24 x 18 (1)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 29, 2023) We are happy to announce an enlightening cinematic experience that will shed light on a long-standing injustice in American history. Join us on August 31, 6PM, at the Rock Island Public Library (Watts-Midtown Branch, 2715 30th St) as we present The Taking of Harris Neck, a thought-provoking short documentary by director Kevin Mannens. Admission is free and open to the public.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 11, 2023) — A keystone program of Quad City Arts, this nationally-recognized residency program brings professional performing artists directly to schools to do outreach performances that might otherwise be out of reach. Featuring artists from different artistic and cultural backgrounds, these performances inspire, uplift, educate, and transform a student’s academic, social, and emotional well-being.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (July 20, 2023) — The African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) is marking its 30th anniversary with a birthday party at the Cedar Rapids Public Library on Saturday, August 5, 10AM–1PM. The free event will include live music, Iowa-author storytimes, spoken word performances, activities, snacks, exhibits and more.