Gallery hours:
Mon–Fri: 10a–5p
Sat: 11a–5p

Closed Sundays



Fax: 309.793.1265

who we are

Our Mission

“Quad City Arts is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts.”

Quad City Arts is supported by operating support grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Our History

Quad City Arts Council, founded in 1970 as an arts advocacy organization that operated a visual arts gallery and re-granting program for local artists, launched Visiting Artists, Inc. in 1974 as an educational residency program presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts through residencies in schools and at community sites. Due to high demand for the residencies, Festival of Trees debuted in 1986 as a fund raiser for the program.

The organization’s dual role of presenting the arts and humanities, as well as serving as an arts resource, allows us to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Arts Center in Rock Island and at over 200 rural and urban community sites.


1715 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Tel: (309) 793-1213



Free parking is available on-street for four hours or less on 2nd Ave. Please note that parking ramps are also available within walking distance.

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in the news

kevin l. maynard

executive director

309.793.1213 ext. 101

dawn wohlford-metallo

Visual Arts Director

309.793.1213 ext. 108

kaleigh trammell

festival of trees administrator

309.793.1213 ext. 102

margot g. day

performing arts Director

309.793.1213 ext. 106

kelly schrader

Project Specialist

309.793.1213 ext. 103

karie gilson

Marketing & Sponsorship Director

309.793.1213 ext. 104

hannah morrell

Director of Administration & Operations

309.793.1213 ext. 107

Quad City Arts staff photos were taken by the 2019 Metro Arts Photography team, led by Clint Balsar.