Do you want to commission a new mural, sculpture, painting, or any piece of artwork for your home or business but, don’t know where to start? Quad City Arts can help!
CORPORATE ART SERVICES
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Selected past projects:
Selected past projects:
- 2022: New commissioned work for the Quad City Bank and Trust board room at their Brady Street location.
- 2021: Two murals painted through our Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program at the TBK Bank Midwest Division Headquarters.
- 2018: Commissioned custom built sculptures for a fountain at Genesis.
- 2018: Commissioned 34 works of art by 10 regional artists to fill first floor of Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.
- 2015: Commissioned and installed artwork from over 15 artists for Unity Point Trinity, Rock Island in their Emergency Department and Heart Unit.
- 1980-1984: Quad City Arts (operating as Visiting Artists, Inc.) established a committee to work on and commission the Sol LeWitt tower. Originally placed at The RiverCenter, before it was moved to the Figge Art Museum Plaza upon its opening. The Figge also houses a Sol LeWitt line drawing placed in their staircase commissioned as part of this project.
PuBLIC ART AND PLACEMAKING
Placemaking has always played a role in the 50 year history of Quad City Arts. The Lindsay Architectural Sculpture Park is one of the examples of great community partnerships. The concept for this park is based off a grouping of structural forms derived from historic styles of buildings and homes in the Quad Cities. The park is - in turn - visually engaging, playful, and educational. It is located along the Riverfront Parkway south of the Village of East Davenport. The concept for an interactive and educational park grew from a series of design meetings facilitated by Quad City Arts. Nearly 50 area historic preservationists, businesspeople, recreation enthusiasts, and river activists came together over a two-year period to develop the community-built project. Lori Roderick and John Gere were its primary designers, with Roderick serving as the project's lead artist. The breadth of Gere's experience as an architect is evident in the scope of the historic architectural references. The park was dedicated and presented to the City of Davenport on May 22, 1999.
In 2021, Quad City Arts made a commitment to placemaking in the Quad City Region. Placemaking is a participatory process for shaping public space that harnesses the ideas and assets of the people who use it. For us, that means that we want input from the communities that art will be going into.
In 2022, Quad City Arts provided input to assist The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and the City of Rock Island in submitting two grants that centered around placemaking in Downtown Rock Island. Both grants have been approved. Quad City Arts is leading the placemaking efforts to ensure the artwork in Arts Alley and throughout Downtown Rock Island, is representative of the people who live and work in these areas. This will be done by activating the community through the Rock Island Public Arts Commission, online surveys, in-person surveys, and by receiving input at community events.
Members of the Quad City Arts team actively participate in three local art commissions. Additionally, we actively advocated for the creation and adoption of the Moline Public Art and Placemaking Plan, as well as the Rock Island Public Art plan.
Our Public Sculpture Program has been working with local government entities and commissions (ex. Rock Island Art Commission, Downtown Davenport Art Commission, City of Bettendorf, and Renew Moline) to select sculptures for the community since 2002.
thinking about commissioning artwork, but you don't know where to start?
Start with the Quad City Arts’ Artist Index. Quad City Arts has created a platform where artists in our region can showcase their work and the public can get in touch directly with them! This searchable platform makes finding a visual artist from our region easy, and if you are an artist, it is easy to get registered.
Quad City Arts is interested in working with you on projects big and small!
Are you looking for an area expert to be part of your project, committee, or commission? Contact us.
KEVIN L. MAYNARD
309.793.1213 ext. 101