Artful Fun in the Quad Cities

Enjoy the arts and musical entertainment offered by the Quad Cities! You'll be inspired by the talents you'll witness. We recommend confirming hours of admission before you make the trip.

 

 

 

 

Figge Art Museum
Spend a few hours enjoying this museum's outstanding collection. The museum's 3,000 permanent holdings are testimony to seven decades of philanthropy and civic pride. The collections, organized into seven areas, offer a distinct look at regional, national and international art from the 15th century to the present. Check the website for traveling exhibit schedules and current exhibits of the museum's permanent collection.

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday until 9 p.m.

 

Bucktown Center for the Arts
Bucktown features working artist studios and exhibits of art for sale and viewing. Browse the studios to discover works from regional artists that are collectible, affordable, unusual and usable. Free admission.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last Friday of each month until 9 p.m.

 

River Music Experience
Experience the music of the Mississippi River and learn about local jazz legend, Bix Biederbecke. Peruse the exhibits that showcase the Quad Cities' influence on music. After the museum, take in a performance at one of the four River Music Experience venues. Shows range from blues jams and local acts to stage shows and national music acts. Check the website for upcoming shows.

 

Lodging
Check in for a relaxed evening at your hotel in the Quad Cities. Check for hotel packages on the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

 

 

 

 

Isabel Bloom Production Tour
The artisans of Isabel Bloom invite you on a free tour of the Harborview Production Studio. During the 75-minute tour, you'll have behind-the-scenes access to every step in making each Isabel Bloom sculpture. Call 800.273.5436 for tour times (reservations required).

 

Riverbend Antiques
Discover this hidden gem in the Quad Cities featuring buildings that are filled with interesting treasures. Antiques are spread throughout seven buildings.

Open daily.

 

Village of East Davenport
Have lunch in the village - take a break and enjoy food and shopping in this historic six-block village off River Drive.

 

Channel Cat Water Taxi
Get out and explore the mighty Mississippi aboard this open-air pontoon-style boat. Catch it right across the street from the Village of East Davenport, off Mound Street.

Operates Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

Evening Performing Arts Show or Live Music
Enjoy dinner and then catch a play, live music or comedy at various venues across the Quad Cities, like the Adler Theatre or Redstone Room. Check each location's online calendar to see what's on the ticket during your visit.

 

 

 

 

Le Claire
Before leaving town, make a stop at this historic riverfront town just east of the Quad Cities. Spend some time taking in the beautiful river views, the pretty Main Street, specialty shops, cafes and gift stores among the beautiful historic homes and buildings.

 

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