DAVENPORT, IOWA (September 2, 2020) — Join us on October 17 at 6PM for an electrifying night to raise awareness and funds for the Putnam Museum and Science Center. Mad Scientist Ball is back this year at the Putnam to raise the necessary funds to support our programs, services, and collections such as summer camps, rotating and permanent exhibits, and virtual learning.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 11, 2020) — On exhibit from August 21 through October 9, 2020 is the show SIGNALS, featuring Matthew Boonstra and Alan Pocaro with Original Prints by Elizabeth Powell.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (July 30, 2020) Due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening in late May, The Family Museum will be closed and all staff will be furloughed August 9-23, 2020. This decision was made with guidance from the City of Bettendorf Administration and the City Finance Department. It is necessary to help ensure the future of the Museum’s programs and activities.


ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 16, 2020) — Quad City Arts’ 4th Annual Chalk Art Fest will move online this year, as the in-person event that was scheduled to take place August 29-30 in downtown Bettendorf has been canceled. Out of concern for the well-being of the community, the downtown Bettendorf Organization and Quad City Arts have decided not to move forward with the event.

ROCKC ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 18, 2020) — From July 2-August 31, 2020, Quad City Arts Art @ the Airport presents Ralph Scott’s digital paintings, Andrea Van Wyk’s oil paintings, and Terry Rathje’s sculptures.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 17, 2020) — On exhibit from June 26 through August 14, 2020, Assembled Portraits by David Van Allen and Jazz Noir-Images from the Iowa City Jazz Festival by Ron Meyer. Both artists are from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 10, 2020) — Six public sculptures in Bettendorf and four in Rock Island will be moving out and replaced with new ones over the next two weeks, starting tomorrow. Each city has elected to keep a sculpture from last years’ selection for another year. Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculpture in the Quad Cities since 2002.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (June 9, 2020) — After raising more than $500,000 through grants, corporate donors, private donors, and public sources; the Family Museum is ready to open the Luckey Climber presented by Genesis Birth Center to the public.

WATERLOO, IOWA (June 2, 2020) Entries are now being accepted into the 2020 Capture the Heart of America photo contest.

From day-to-day life on the family farm to the ever-changing industry, agriculture has proven to be one of America's most compelling stories. Through the contest, photographers from across the country can share their own piece of this important story as they see it through their camera lens.