The Performing Arts Signature Series, (PASS), is Quad City Arts’ premier subscription series featuring world-class performing artists from the Visiting Artist Series.
Guests can enjoy an AMAZING performance with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and back-stage conversation with the artists, all at unique venues for the discounted price of $37 per person when you subscribe to all six parties. Half-season and individual tickets are also available.
All proceeds benefit the Visiting Artist Series, a nationally recognized residency program that brings professional performing artists to the Quad Cities for outreach performances in area schools. This series has brought GRAMMY Award winning artist to the Quad Cities since 1974! You can view all previous artists in our Archives page. A typical season brings 8-10 artists ensembles, providing over 30,000 K-12 students access to live performances that might otherwise be out of reach.
At PASS, you’ll get to see these incredible artists in an intimate setting and hear about their experiences in the schools. Select from six parties, all held on weekday evenings from 6:30pm-8:00pm at unique venues throughout the Quad Cities, so no two events are alike.
Our first party of the season takes place, Wednesday, October 6 at Davenport Country Club. Don't miss your chance, sign up and get your PASS today!
What can you expect? Here's a preview of the 2021 PASS locations and lineup!
All proceeds benefit arts education and enrichment for over 30,000 K-12 students each year through the Visiting Artist Series program. Get your backstage PASS to see world-class performing artists and support arts education in our community!
Today, we got to partner with the Quad Cities Chamber and shine a light on the arts in our community at "AMp Up Morning Networking: Arts Help Create a Vibrant Community". Kevin Maynard, the executive director for Quad City Arts, passionately spoke about the value of supporting the arts in our community and how Quad City Arts has helped facilitate placemaking in our area. To sum it up, Kevin Maynard quotes, “Everyone wants to live in a cool place. Arts and culture is the ticket to get there!”
This past year, was a challenging year for all. We were operating in the unknown with a global pandemic and looking at civil unrest centering on racial equity. Thankfully, the team at Quad City Arts stepped up to that challenge. We launched programs and content that could serve a purpose in a post-pandemic Quad Cities, my board of directors expanded our board aimed at creating a board that better represented our community, we made key changes to increase equitable access to our programs, and we continue to do so.
We also started looking more at what we wanted Quad City Arts to be and what our role in placemaking was. It led to great things, some of which were seen in both Rock Island and Davenport for Alternating Currents.
Let’s start with education.
It is worth noting that studies in education surrounding the arts centers around students with a low-socio-economic status.
The arts are a powerful tool in and out of schools. Exposure to the arts, specifically the performing arts, has shown to increase empathy. It has also shown to increase understanding of other cultures and leads to acceptance of other cultures. It helps to better understand facial expressions and emotions. AND arts of all kinds continually shows to reduce stress.
Studies center around schools in low-socio-economic status areas, because well-funded schools all HAVE arts programming, because they know it’s value. Quad City Arts reaches area schools, and with the help or area educators we make a valuable impact on our community.
But the arts reaches far beyond health and education. Let’s talk business.
One of our favorite statistics:
So, what is happening locally?
Placemaking is taking a front and center position at the Chamber of Commerce and extensions of the chamber have already had success in placemaking.
This brings us to the final part. What can you do to support our creative community?
Thankfully, we live in a region that is doing more to prioritize public art and placemaking. Quad City Arts continues to partner with organizations throughout the area to make the Quad Cities become THE destination for culture and the ARTS.