Arts & Culture

All your favorite local artists will soon be on one streaming platform. This Friday, "QC Beats" will launch with a kickoff party at the River Music Experience in Davenport, featuring several of the musicians. 

The QC Theatre Workshop's 3rd annual Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival will be held Feb. 1 and 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in Davenport. Featuring original plays written by local and national playwrights, the works contain strong female lead characters and focus on gender issues, social justice, and current events.

Scribble: Leon Lagerstam

Jan 26, 2019

Adam Higgins sees a big gender disparity in the DJ circuit. The Rock Island-based techno and house musician says that all too often, men crowd out women from the industry.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

The Putnam Museum's latest traveling exhibit is not about the Mississippi River, midwestern wildlife, or pop culture. This morning, the museum in Davenport opened, "Race: Are We So Different?

Carolyn Martin / WVIK

Diego Lasansky is an accomplished printmaker and painter from Iowa City, who at the age of 21 held his first solo exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. Still in his 20's, his paintings and prints evoke the work of famous old master artists, but are executed with a thoroughly modern twist and in his own unique, preternatural style.

Courtesy of John Pfautz

Augustana College's Center for Creativity opened in the fall of 2018 in Rock Island. Students are encouraged to think creatively and collaboratively there in a comfortable lounge-like space filled with bean bag chairs and couches and illuminated by soft lamp lighting.