Arts & Culture



Courtesy of Tommy Iafrate

Festival 56 is a professional theater organization in Princeton, Illinois, with a packed summer schedule. Founded in 2004 on the idea that a small community like Princeton—population 7,500—can support quality theater, it is presenting six full-scale productions, a new works reading, and a series of cabaret shows—a wide breadth of performances offering something for everyone.


Courtesy of Opera Quad Cities

The comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance will be performed by Opera Quad Cities on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. at the Galvin Fine Arts Center on the St. Ambrose University campus.

Scribble: Anne Earel

Jun 8, 2019


Summer Theater Preview

Jun 7, 2019
Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse

On Midwest Week, from small experimental shows to musicals with large casts on big stages, it will be a busy summer once again for local theaters.

Blues Festival Moving

Jun 4, 2019

Due to flooding, this year's Mississippi Valley Blues Festival will not be held on the Davenport riverfront in Le Claire Park. Monday, the Blues Society announced it will be held instead at Murphy Park at The Bend in East Moline.

WVIK News

After years of planning, the City of Davenport and the Figge Art Museum have signed a new contract. Mayor Frank Klipsch and Museum Board President Cindy Carlson held a ceremonial signing Monday afternoon.

Courtesy of Quad City Arts

The third annual Chalk Art Fest, hosted by Quad City Arts, will be held in downtown Bettendorf on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. In partnership with the 2019 Be Downtown event, the Chalk Art Fest will transform the brand new pavement of the Ascentra Credit Union headquarters—located between State St. and Grant St., across from the Waterfront Convention Center—into a giant work of street art.

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