You've, no doubt, been walking downtown in any of the Quad Cities and seen giant pieces of art surrounded by beautiful landscaping.  Ever wonder how those sculptures get there?

Quad City Arts can be thanked (of course along with the city you're seeing it in).  Since 2002, Quad City Arts has facilitated the leasing and installation of public sculptures.

All of the art you see in this program is from Midwestern artists. The sculptures are leased and on public display for a one-year.  Then you can purchase it...the city may purchase it or it can be replaced with a new sculpture.

As soon as all the pieces are installed you'll be able to see a map of each piece on Quad City Arts’ website www.quadcityarts.com/public-sculpture.

The new installs are going up now.  Here's a complete list of new sculptures and where you'll be able to see them.

Moline:

  • “High and Dry” by Kyle Fokken (Minneapolis, Minn.), Bass Street Landing. 1601 River Drive
  • “Gears of Change” by Hilde DeBruyne (Cumming, Iowa), Mercado on Fifth, 421 12th St.
  • “Mercury” by Terry Karpowicz (Chicago), 15th Street & Great River Trail (behind the Radisson parking lot).
  • “Beginnings” by Ben Pierce (Cape Girardeau, Mo.), Kone Building, 1 Montgomery Drive

Rock Island:

  • “Window Dressing” by Tim Adams (Webster City, Iowa), Five Points, 18th Avenue and 17th Street
  • “Expand and Grow” by Micki LeMieux (Chicago), Southwest Branch Library, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.
  • “Wheels on Fire” by Steven Maeck (Burr Oak, Iowa), Longview Park. 1300 17th St.

Bettendorf:

  • “Ora’s Shelf” by Mike Baur (West Chicago), Veterans Memorial Park
  • “Mod Pod” by Gail Katz-James (Minneapolis, Minn.). Faye’s Field, 2850 Learning Campus Dr.
  • “Majestic Honker” by Pete Segar, Waterfront Convention Center
  • “Sweet Dreams Fly Away” by Paul Bobrowitz (Colgate, Wis.), Build to Suit (River’s Edge Business Park), 1805 State St.
  • “Coral” by Tim Adams (Webster City, Iowa), Community Center, 2204 Grant St.
  • “Flame of Remembrance” by Peter Gray (Chicago), Ascentra Credit Union, 2019 Grant St.

Davenport:

  • “Wending” by Ted Sitting Crow Garner (Chicago), Parking Ramp on W. 2nd Street.
  • “The Nature of Healing” by Tim Adams (Webster City, Iowa), outside Current Iowa Hotel, 2nd & Main streets.
  • “Taking Flight��� by Michael Young (Chicago), 126 Main St., in front of the RME Courtyard.
  • “King of Prairie Town” by Nicole Beck (Chicago), Figge Art Museum, 225 W. Second St.

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