Being able to work with my
peers and collaborate with them
(on an art project) was a very
- 2009 Metro Arts Apprentice
Arts Summer Youth Employment
Each summer, Quad City Arts hires young artists ages 15-21 to work on group art projects under the supervision of a professional artist.
Metro Arts has a successful history of teaching vital 21st Century Skills while enhancing the community through public art and performances.
Rock Island, IL: “Flow Together” (2007), south of Centennial Bridge on-ramp; “Creation of Art” (2008), 24th Street, north of 4th Avenue; Untitled (2011), 16th Street, south of 2nd Avenue
Davenport, IA: “Davenport in Motion” (2009), 4th Street Pershing – faces southeast; “Natural Vitality” (2010), 4th Street Pershing – faces northwest; “Cultural Harmony” (2011), 3rd Street and Iowa – faces southeast; “Experiencing Progression” (2012), 314 3rd Street; “Glimpse into an Artist’s Mind” (2012), Emerson Place
Bettendorf, IA: “Active in Iowa” (2011), 18th Street and Lincoln Road
To view mural sites on a map click here.
Thank you Sponsors...
Metro Arts is made possible by generous support from Bechtel Charitable Trust, City of Rock Island, Modern Woodmen of America, Deere & Company, Downtown Partnership (a division of the Quad Cities Chamber), City of Bettendorf, Moline Forge, Inc., Davenport Noon Optimists, Bituminous Insurance Companies, Bettendorf Rotary, Moline Foundation: Karen’s Summertime FUNd, Junior Board of Rock Island. In-kind support has been provided by Ballet Quad Cities, Sergeant Pepper’s Auto Body Shop, The Establishment Theatre / ComedySportz, The YWCA, Tri-City Electric, AAMCO Transmission, Front Street Brewery, Quad City Cycle Shop, and our neighbors on Lincoln Road, Bettendorf.
For more information about Metro Arts contact our Community Arts