Arts & Culture

(from left) Hy Thurman, Antonio Lopez, Michael James and Stan McKinney discuss the Rainbow Coalition at a panel hosted by the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, moderated by Brian Lovato (right).
Lacy Scarmana

Original members of the Rainbow Coalition joined a panel discussion at Augustana College Wednesday night. The multi-racial Coalition was formed in Chicago during the 1960s to work against racism, poverty and oppression. 

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This fall, a tree on 7th Avenue in Rock Island will become even more colorful than usual. The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art has received a federal grant to do a yarn-bombing project.

Moline Native To Swim English Channel At A Hefty Cost

Aug 24, 2017
Courtesy of Craig Frederiksen


A Moline native is spending tens-of-thousands of dollars to check a major item off his bucket list: swimming across the English Channel.

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Another rally with the goal of affirming the Quad Cities as a welcoming and diverse community will be held this weekend in Rock Island.

Urban Exposure

Aspiring film makers will premiere short films Thursday night at the Figge Art Museum.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Artists, art lovers, and people who hate peeling paint will be happy to learn Rock Island plans to repair and maintain murals in the city.

Urban Exposure

After a summer hiatus, Claire and Melissa jump back into The Gallery Gap with an interview of Quad Citizens Gaye Shannon Burnett and Jon Burnett regarding their summer film program, Urban Exposure.