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Rockin’ Rock Island Murals: Tour the City via Wall Art

I love living in the Quad Cities, and in Rock Island specifically. One of the reasons is the murals that are literally almost around every corner. A few months ago, our family drove by the new mural on the corner of 14th Ave. and 30th Street every day to see the progress.

If you haven’t toured the murals of Rock Island lately, let me be the first to invite you to check out the artwork! It’s pretty rockin’. Here are some of my favorites.

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Wheel Throwing Pottery Lessons with Carolyn Krueger at QC Co-Lab

For our recent wedding anniversary my husband, Luke, and I spent time wheel throwing pottery with Carolyn Krueger in the Clay Lab at QC Co-Lab in Davenport. IT WAS AMAZING!! Carolyn Krueger is a fabulous local artist who really cares about bringing art into the lives of Quad Citizens. You can learn more about her from Deborah Davis’ post titled Carolyn Krueger and The ARTery. What I found especially fantastic was that while she was clearly a very talented artist, her greatest gift might actually be patience. She was an excellent teacher and well worth the time and money we spent with her.

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3 Days of Art: May Day Gallery Hop & MRVAD (Mississippi River Valley Art Drive)

Attend 2007-01-18 15.22.292 unique art events held during the first weekend of May!

Two events that I always attend each year in the spring are Gallery Hop! and the MRVAD (Mississippi River Valley Art Drive). If you like to go from place to place in a colorful atmosphere, each of these events are made for you.

The first event will be held in The District, the arts and entertainment area of downtown Rock Island, IL.

May Day Gallery Hop! will be held on Friday, May 1 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. I like to attend with friends and stay for the whole evening. We grab a map which is available at all hop locations and we walk from gallery to gallery and art venue to art venue to see what the artists are exhibiting. Continue reading 3 Days of Art: May Day Gallery Hop & MRVAD (Mississippi River Valley Art Drive)

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