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.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 3, 2023)  More than 180 Iowans came together Wednesday, March 2, to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Iowans in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Dubuque, Hampton, Iowa City, Marshalltown, and Mason City who have left their mark on Iowa through the arts.

Spain by Alan Garfield, art gallery director

DUBUQUE, IOWA (February 6, 2023) — The newest exhibition at the University of Dubuque’s Bisignano Art Gallery gives patrons an opportunity to travel without leaving the gallery.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 31, 2023) — The Putnam Museum and Science Center is thrilled to host the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Narwhals: Revealing an Arctic Legend. From their depiction in the 1500s as angry sea monsters to their status as icons of pop culture today, the narwhal, with its unique spiral tusk, has inspired legend in Inuit and European society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries.

MOLINE, ILLINOIS (January 23, 2023) — From January 4-February 28, 2023, Quad City Arts’ Art at the Airport at Quad Cities International Airport (2200 69th Ave, Moline, Illinois) presents mixed media paintings by Corrine Smith of Rock Island, acrylic paintings by James Eli Bowden of Peotone, Illinois, and steel sculpture by Matt Moyer of Columbia, Missouri.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 5, 2022) — The Quad Cities Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance) Committee announces a call for entries for the "Ida Kramer Children and the Holocaust Essay Contest" and the "Meyer and Frances Shnurman Holocaust Visual Arts Contest" which are open to all Quad City Area students in grades six through twelve. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2023.

Both contests offer cash prizes as follows: