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

Closed Sundays



Fax: 309.793.1265

Metro Arts

Metro Arts brings together artistically talented young adults and provides them with productive, creative, paid apprenticeships in the arts. The program is open to any student age 15-21 residing in the Quad City area.


Participants will work on group projects under the supervision of a professional artist. Participants learn the artistic techniques and applications of their particular genre while developing personally and professionally.

Apprentices receive a stipend of $500, and Senior Apprentices (project leaders) receive a stipend of $750.

Spring 2019 Projects:

Mural on Lincoln Rd & 18th St. in Bettendorf

Mural at Friendship Manor in Rock Island

Summer 2019 Projects:

Mural at the QCSO in Davenport

Mural at the MLK Jr. Community Center in Rock Island

Sculpture project at the Figge in Davenport

Street Art Project in Bettendorf 

Photography project in Milan

Improv Comedy group in Rock Island

FALL 2019 Projects:

Mural at the Freight House in Davenport

Mural at the Bettendorf Public Library in Bettendorf

2019 Sponsors

Metro Arts is only possible because of the generous support from our sponsors. 2019's sponsors include: 

The John Deere Foundation, the City of Bettendorf, the Grant W. and Virigina M. Brissman Foundation, the City of Rock Island, the Downtown Davenport Partnership, Friendship Manor, the Figge Art Museum, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, the City of Davenport, and the Bettendorf Public Library.

How to Apply

Apprentices are selected through a competitive application and interview process.


Applications for 2019 projects are CLOSED. Thank you!

If you have questions, please call 309-793-1213.

past metro projects