Arts & Culture


Nate Lawrence is the executive director of Polyrhythms, a local non-profit organization dedicated to provide exposure to the arts. 


Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau

Once again, residents of the Quad Cities are being asked to visit the Quad Cities. This weekend, the Convention and Visitors Bureau will sponsor the 17th annual "Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard."

Painting of farm fields of row crops, trees, and rolling hills with an old-fashioned single-blade plow in the foreground
submitted / Deere and Company

In the spring of 2010, the Figge Art Museum in Davenport partnered with Deere and Company to showcase works from the company's art collection. Here's Michelle O'Neill's report that previewed the opening of the exhibit entitled, Global Currents: The John Deere Art Collection.

The Quad Cities is well-known as the home of John Deere, but what's not well-known is that it's also the home of the company's extensive art collection.

Central hallway, East building, John Deere headquarters
Courtesy of Deere and Company

The John Deere headquarters in Moline holds one of the best corporate art collections in the world, thanks in large part to the vision of former chairman Bill Hewitt. 


Mississippi Valley Fair

An old fan favorite is set to return to the Mississippi Valley Fair next summer.

Levitt Foundation

The votes are in, and Galva has won a 25,000 dollar grant from a national foundation to help pay for this year's summer music series. This week, the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation announced the 15 winners, following online voting in November.

http://www.tagxedo.com/app.html, Michelle O'Neill / Tagxedo, WVIK News

If you're sick of hearing people say "nothingburger," "impactful," "drill down," and "pre-owned," you're not alone. Those are just a few of the words and phrases newly-banished for "over-use, mis-use and general useless-ness" by the language guardians at Lake State Superior State University in Michigan.

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