Arts & Culture

The show will go on for the Snake Alley Art Fair in Burlington this weekend – just not in person for the first time in its 53 year history. The fair will instead be held online.

The Family Museum, Figge Art Museum, and Putnam Museum are among the most popular attractions in the Quad-Cities area. The Iowa-side institutions – which together drew 103,000 Illinois residents last year – each took different approaches to dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.


After being closed since mid-March, the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will re-open with specific health and safety conditions on Tuesday, June 23rd.

Scribble: Reviews

Jun 20, 2020

Since Circa ’21 can’t bring people into the theater, it’s taking the show outside for a special weekend.

New Public Sculptures

Jun 14, 2020

With help from Hampton Cranes, Quad City Arts is installing new sculptures at various locations in the area. This is the month each year when it replaces some of the previous year's featured works, outside government buildings, libraries, private businesses, and in parks.

Photo by Curtis Bill Pepper

The innovative sculptor Beverly Pepper was a resident artist with the Visiting Artist program in the Quad Cities in 1981.  Over a dozen works were created during her time here.  Four of them remain in the Quad Cities, of which three are available for the general public to view. Her sculptures, many of them monumental in size, have been exhibited in major museums throughout the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and in many locations throughout Italy where she resided for many decades.

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival

The 49 th-annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival will be virtual this year for the first time.