Our Programs make a difference
ENRICHING LIFE THROUGH THE ARTS
Quad City Arts is an arts advocacy organization that operates visual arts galleries, community events, re-granting programs, an educational residency program presenting multi-disciplinary performing arts, and activates public spaces through a sculpture program and murals. Our programs allow us to serve more than 350,000 people annually in the Quad Cities.
Visiting Artist Series
The Visiting Artist Series offers residencies by world-renowned artists providing informal performances and discussions in schools, workplaces, and human-service agencies. Ten to fifteen performances are presented annually in public concert halls.
The series makes the arts accessible to students K-12 by bringing the performing arts directly to schools and community sites, and providing low-cost opportunities for Quad City area residents to see performances that would otherwise be out of reach.
Public SCulpture Program
Our Public Sculpture Program coordinates the selection and display of public sculpture with cities, organizations, and businesses in publicly-accessible locations throughout the Quad Cities. All of the leased sculptures are on view and for sale to anyone with interest in owning them.
Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program
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.
Arts Dollars Grants
Since 1979, the Arts Dollars grant program has provided funding for local artists and non-profit organizations to enrich the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. These grants support artists and arts programming with an emphasis on community engagement.
Visual Art Opportunities
Annual High School Arts Invitational
High school art teachers in the greater Quad City region are invited to choose works by their top students. Area schools are provided the opportunity to show their student's artwork in a commercial art gallery and compete for over $6,000 in scholarships and prizes.
Rock Island Gallery
• Visiting Artist Series
• Public Sculpture Program
• Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship
• Arts Dollars Grants
• Visual Art Opportunities
• Artworks Expo
• High School Art Invitational
• Chalk Art Fest
• Riverssance Festival
• Festival Of Trees
• Annual Celebration
& Lloyd Awards
• Performing Arts Signature Series
Make a tax-deductible donation to Quad City Arts and support art in your community!
Quad City Arts is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. 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.
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