Quad City Arts

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Nearly three years after it opened, the Bix Beiderbecke Museum and Archive in Davenport has its first director. Nathan Kraft began working, on a part-time basis, earlier this month.

New Leader for QC Arts

Nov 19, 2018
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After conducting a national search, Quad City Arts ended up choosing someone from Galesburg to be the next executive director. Last week, it announced the hiring of Kevin Maynard, now the executive director of the Orpheum Theater.

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A splash of color has just appeared outside the Waterfront Convention Center in downtown Bettendorf. Tuesday Quad City Arts dedicated the newest artwork in its Public Sculpture Program.

New Sculpture Installed in Longview Park

Jul 9, 2018

Quad City Arts has installed a new sculpture in Rock Island's Longview Park. "Chorus" by Jan Dean is the latest installment in Quad City Arts rotating sculpture program.

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The Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program, run by Quad City Arts, is hard at work on three new murals this summer. They are going up at Douglas Park in Rock Island, the K&K Hardware store in Bettendorf, and inside the south parking ramp of Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

Carolyn Martin

The 41st annual High School Art Invitational is currently on exhibit at the Quad City Arts gallery in Rock Island through May 3rd, 2018. High school art teachers from the six counties surrounding the Quad Cities on both the Illinois and Iowa side of our community nominate five of their promising artistic students to submit their work for the exhibition.

Arts Dollars Grants Awarded

Mar 12, 2018
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Thanks to Quad City Arts, arts organizations and artists will receive more than $90,000. That's the total of this year's Arts Dollars grants, awarded to 23 projects.

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For the 43rd year, a wide range of artists will perform for local residents. Monday is the kickoff for Quad City Arts' Visiting Artist Series.

Margot Day, from Quad City Arts, says between now and next spring the series will feature nine, one and two week residencies, including musical ensembles, tap dancers, a jazz pianist, and a singer-songwriter. 

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This week, the first visiting artist of the new season will be Paige Hernandez. Day says she calls herself a "theater artist" because her inter-active performances include poetry, dance, and song.

Her public performance will be held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Nighswander Theater in Davenport. 

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Works from this year's Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program will go on display Thursday in Davenport. Herb Trix reports.

Summary

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Three new sculptures are now on display in Rock Island, as part of Quad City Arts Public Sculpture Program. 

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