Arts & Culture

So it can present a new experience for visitors, the Putnam Museum Science Center will take longer to re-open. 


Arts and cultural organizations in eastern Iowa are among those that'll receive some welcome help from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Wednesday it announced grants totaling 1.1 million dollars for relief during the pandemic, with the money coming from the federal CARES Act. 

Originally from the Quad Cities, Samantha Pauly is an actor best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in SIX the Musical on Broadway, and for her portrayal of Eva Perón in Jamie Lloyd’s critically acclaimed London revival of Evita.

Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts has re-opened in Rock Island and is revamping its online and in-person programming.

Family Museum

The Family Museum in Bettendorf and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport have taken different approaches to re-opening after shutdowns caused by Covid-19.


New Art Gallery Opens

May 29, 2020
Melody and Jacob Sloat

Even though the pandemic has forced many businesses to close, a new art gallery will open this weekend in Cambridge, Illinois.


Blues Festival Canceled

May 22, 2020

The pandemic has claimed another local victim. Friday the Mississippi Valley Blues Sociey announced the cancelation of this summer's Blues Festival. 

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