'Talking Art' With Kyle Carter Of The Alternating Currents Festival

Aug 22, 2018

The 2nd annual Alternating Currents festival will take place Aug. 23-26 in downtown Davenport. Featuring a dizzying array of film screenings, music performances, comedy acts, and art displays, over 100 events will be held in 16 venues within walking distance over the course of the four-day event.

There are many free events including the Quad City Arts' Chalk Fest as well as the "OMG BeckyFest", an indoor and outdoor show featuring handmade art and vintage goods on both Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. Bring your kids because this event is family-friendly, as are many others!

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The indie rock band Dr. Dog will headline the Adler Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 25. Other ticketed musical venues include the Redstone Room at the River Music Experience, the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel, and the Stardust.

Scott Beck (left) and Bryan Woods (right) co-wrote the horror film "A Quiet Place" alongside John Krasinski, who also stars in the film.

Enjoy film and want to support our local filmmakers? Check out the Urban Exposure Independent Film Project screening on Thursday, Aug. 23 or the numerous other short films and documentaries hosted at this festival. An exclusive Q&A with Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who co-wrote the horror film A Quiet Place, will be held on Sunday, Aug 26.

Listen to our conversation here with Kyle Carter, Executive Director of the Downtown Davenport Partnership, about how investment in art and culture are essential elements to the continued growth and revitalization of our community.

Get your tickets here and download Alternating Currents' free app—the best way to find out what’s going on and where.