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.
Continue reading Look into history through Edouard Duval-Carrie’s ‘Endless Flight’
It’s going to be a spooky, scary Halloween season this October in the Quad Cities area! There are plenty of places and events to put you in the Halloween spirit.
Continue reading Spooky, Scary Halloween 2017
On a recent walk in downtown Davenport, Iowa, I came across a business that I had not seen or heard of before: COWORKQC, located at 102 2nd Street. Out of curiosity, I decided to venture inside.
Continue reading COWORKQC – A Shared Workspace
It is a rare occasion when you enter a hotel and think that you are in an art gallery. This is the experience that my friends and I had when we went to the new Current hotel in downtown Davenport, Iowa.
Continue reading The New Current Hotel: Art! Rooftop Bar!
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.
Continue reading Get the Message in a Bottle at the Figge
When I saw the information for the first OMG BeckyFest, I knew it would be outstanding because the folks from Crafted Quad Cities are organizing it. Everyone knows that they have the scoop on what is “on trend” in the makers market.
Continue reading OMG BeckyFest: It’s Going To Be Artfully Amazing!
Last Saturday, after going to the Freight House Farmer’s Market in downtown Davenport, Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River, I was returning to my car with a load of fresh veggies and other goodies when an interesting historic building caught my eye. I walked across the street and made my first visit to River Bend Retro.
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For all the nannies, parents and grandparents taking care of the kiddos over the summer, your “what to do on a rainy Tuesday afternoon” problems are solved. No need to spend $10 on a movie — visit your local library.
Throughout the summer until July 25, the Davenport Public Library – Main Downtown Branch is hosting a summer movie event for the kids in the area, FREE of charge, with that beloved movie popcorn we all crave.
Continue reading Movies at Main!
The Quad Cities has a lot of options for all types of adults planning a weekend trip away or a local “staycation” from the Active to the Adventurous, or for the more Artistic.
Continue reading Quad Cities Weekend Get-A-Ways for Adults
Shopping in the Quad Cities has grown into a diverse array of options for people. From city mall settings to downtown areas 0r off the beaten path small towns, from new wares or second-hand treasures, there’s something for every type of shopper around.
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