You can read our most recent printed newsletter below! As you can see from the cover image, this year Quad City Arts celebrates 50 years of making the arts accessible in the Quad Cities. In this unique year, it seems fitting for us to celebrate! We worked hard to make meaningful adjustments to serve our mission and provide even more accessibility to the arts. Most of this year's focus was placed on shifting programs virtually as we remain committed to the health, safety, and vitality of our region. This year, we have a way to share all our news digitally through our blog, support artists by selling artwork online, and provide quality performance arts materials through a free platform for educators.
During this difficult year, we continue to serve our mission, because we have witnessed the life-changing power of the arts. We've seen it through our digital Chalk Art Fest, by providing a creative platform for our community, by our Metro Arts Apprentices beautifying our community, and by our community educators embracing the Visiting Artist Series Educational Resources. We are also seeing a record number of people turning to arts and entertainment for comfort, to pass time, to try something new, etc.
The arts may be more important now than ever. This year, we are unable to host our signature fundraiser, Festival of Trees, which makes it challenging to raise the needed dollars to support our mission and programs. Please consider giving to support our Festival of Trees Holiday Special and Day of Giving at www.qcfestivaloftrees.com/gift. Because of your support, Quad City Arts is able to bring artists into classrooms, inspire young people to pursue a career in the arts, pay artists for their work, and make the Quad Cities a more beautiful place to live.