DAVENPORT, Iowa (November 18, 2020) — The Putnam’s next exhibit will examine the role of play and toys through culture and time in society. From antiquity and from around the world guests will see toys that reflect societal norms and other sociological trends.

Play: The Story of Toys is an original Putnam exhibit, set to open Saturday, November 21. The exhibit will be included with general admission and remain open through 2021 at the Putnam, a Smithsonian Affiliate museum.


Nancy Lindsay, Nestled In, 40x30 oil-sized

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 26, 2020) — Quad City Arts will launch its collection of online educational materials, called the Visiting Artist Series Educational Resources, this Wednesday.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (October 21, 2020) — When Monmouth College art professor Janis Wunderlich won Best of Show for a ceramic piece at a national juried exhibition last fall, she said the piece depicted "a way to rise above."



Artist Jaclyn Garlock's 68x95 painting, "Jingle Bell Time, What a Swell Time"

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 16, 2020) On exhibit in Quad City Arts Rock Island Gallery through December 11 will be Extraordinary Women, large-scale paintings by Jaclyn Garlock.

MUSCATINE, IOWA (October 13, 2020) — A series of new short films will introduce Muscatine Access Channel Nine viewers and other local residents to Muscatine Civil War soldier, Daniel Parvin. "Muscatine and the Civil War: The Letters of Daniel Parvin" will premiere on October 23. The short film features actors Bryce Taylor as Daniel Parvin and Courtney Gevaert as his wife, Sarah Parvin.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 6, 2020) — Quad City Arts’ subscription series of benefit parties featuring artists from the Visiting Artist Series program will move online this fall with a virtual “dinner and a show”.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 29, 2020) Families of all artistic abilities are invited to “Paint the Lot” at the Family Museum on Saturday, October 3. The event will run 7:30AM–3:30PM. Cost is $50 per parking spot and participants must be registered prior to event. All proceeds will go to the Family Museum Foundation.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 22, 2020) — Quad City Arts invites artists residing within a 250-mile radius of Rock Island, Illinois, to submit a proposal for a gallery exhibition during 2021-22. Selected artists will be paired with one or two additional artists for a 2-month long exhibition between July 2021 through August 2022 in one of our two large exhibit spaces.