ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 12, 2023) — In its seventh year, the Quad Cities Chalk Art Fest will take place June 24–25, 2023, at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. The festival starts at 10AM on both days and goes till 7PM on Saturday and 5PM on Sunday.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (May 12, 2023) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center is excited to welcome Dr Marcus Eriksen and the traveling exhibit JUNKraft. This exhibit examines the issue of global plastic pollution within our oceans. More than 171 trillion pieces of plastic can be found floating on the surface of the ocean. Over 1,200 species worldwide are affected by plastic pollution through ingestion and entanglement.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA (May 10, 2023) — The African American Museum of Iowa in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art announce a call for entries for their upcoming exhibit, “Power and Impact: A Survey of 21st Century Black Visual Arts in Iowa.” “Power and Impact” is a partnership between the African American Museum of Iowa (AAMI) and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) and will be on display October 28, 2023–March 31, 2024.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (May 2, 2023) — Local QCA writer David Hankins is a winner in the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest and was honored along with eleven other winning writers and twelve winning artists at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood, California, April 28.  His story, "Death and the Taxman," is illustrated by Sarah Morrison of Malden, Massachusetts who is an Illustrators of the Future winner herself.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 2, 2023) — It’s that time of year again when you can maximize the impact you can have on arts and culture in our community by making a donation to Quad City Arts through Birdies for Charity!

DUBUQUE, IOWA (April 27, 2023) — The newest exhibit at the University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery brings together a variety of work by graduating seniors in the Department of Digital Art and Design.

Project Eleven, Emma Schmit

BETTENDORF, IOWA (April 21, 2023) — Creative-arts organizations in Mercer County are invited to apply for grants from the Looser-Flake Charitable Foundation, a private foundation administered by the Quad Cities Community Foundation. Up to $100,000 total will be available to organizations that participate in the collaborative grant-application process, which will be led by Mercer County Better Together (MCBT) between now and the July 14 deadline.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 15, 2023) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to open the much-anticipated updated regional-history exhibit, Common Ground: Our Voice, Our Stories. Partners, stakeholders, and members of the media are invited to the Putnam to experience the brand-new, permanent exhibit, which highlights the past, present, and future of the Quad Cities and its citizens.

Raphael Iaccarino is presented a certificate of appreciation by Steve Morency, President of the Friends of the LeClaire Community Library

DUBUQUE, IOWA (March 29, 2023) — The newest exhibit at the University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery provided students in the Department of Digital Art and Design an opportunity to step away from the classroom’s client-driven projects and to create individual pieces of artwork.