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Harry Potter and Quad City Symphony make music together

The Adler Theatre was full of Harry Potter fans and symphony aficionados on Saturday for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra‘s live performance accompanying the entire film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

It was fabulous and amazing and delightful. As 10-year-old Anora put it: “I don’t know if I can ever watch the movie without thinking about this experience!” Her 8-year-old brother was even more impressed, “This was a life changer!”

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Art Outdoors – Self-Guided Tour of Public Sculpture

When the leaves start to turn and the weather gets cooler, it is a good time to get in your car or jump on your bike and visit various sculptures located across the Quad Cities. I take advantage of the weekly adult clay studio on Monday nights at the Bettendorf Family Museum so I often enjoy the sculptures at Faye’s Field which is just south of the museum.

Quad City Arts, a local nonprofit arts organization, has done a wonderful job of introducing public art to the area through the Public Sculpture Program. Quad City Arts has been coordinating the process of bringing outdoor sculpture to the area for 14 years. Their public sculpture program “allows cities, organizations, or businesses to have the opportunity to lease sculptures for a one-year period. All sculptures are for sale.” The 2017-2018 sculptures are located in Rock Island and Bettendorf.

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Look into history through Edouard Duval-Carrie’s ‘Endless Flight’

The best part about art is the enormous level of expression that comes along with it. Within art, you can be anyone, do anything and, most importantly, create anything.  In the Quad Cities, the Figge Art Museum has brought in spectacular works of art for citizens to see.  The best part of any portion of the arts community around here is the dedication it has to families, children, and local universities.

Personally, I am not one that would have thought of visiting the Figge on a regular basis, but after a trip with my Elementary Art Methods class, I began to see the importance of such art in our everyday lives.

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Get the Message in a Bottle at the Figge

You need to make plans to stop by the Figge Art Museum in Davenport by September 17 to see the Message in a Bottle Collection.

Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke provided the materials for this unique exhibit featuring bottles he and his teams have found over the years as they work to clean up the country’s waterways.

What a fun exhibit! From tell-me-you’ve-found-me to life stories and drawings, the Message in a Bottle Collection showcases a variety of the adventures and notes that have traveled along our famous rivers.

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Riverfront Pops Concert 2017: All you need is love, tickets, and snacks

Make plans to join the Quad Cities community at the Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Concert – The Beatles’ Greatest Hits on Saturday, August 19.

Bring chairs, blankets, food, coolers, family and friends to LeClaire Park in Iowa. You can also buy concessions from some of your local favorites. Set out your picnic spread and enjoy the show!

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