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

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


  • “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.


  • “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.


  • “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.

Take a look at some of the new art around town and some installation shots too!

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40 Things To Do On The 4th Of July In The Quad Cities

  • wisky bar - band or something

12.Danger Zone's Rockin' Independence Day Celebration Fri Jul 1, 2022  


16.Visit this for firework info:


22.I MIGHT HAVE DONE THIS ALREADY ---- Fireworks East Moline
Mon, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
River Bend Park, 900 Bend Blvd
East Moline, IL

23.The Bauman Big Band

24.Aurora Fireworks 4th of July
Mon, Jul 4 – Tue, Jul 5

26.4th Of July Celebration Weekend
Fri, Jul 1 – Mon, Jul 4
Poopy's Pub, 1030 Viaduct Rd
Savanna, IL

27.Almost Fireworks Fest featuring Tim Stop
Mon, 5 – 8 PM
The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 119 W Mississippi Dr
Muscatine, IA

28.Independence Day Blast
Mon, 10 AM
Wapello Pro Rodeo, 935 Marshall St
Wapello, IA

29.Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2022
Mon, 7 AM – 4 PM
Mt Vernon
Mt Vernon, IA

30.Red, White and Bourbon Music Fest
Fri, Jul 1 – Mon, Jul 4
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Rd NW
Swisher, IA

31.Celebration of Freedom Fireworks
Mon, 12 AM
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA

32.Freedom Festival Car Show
Mon, 8 AM – 12 PM
Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

33.Surf Zombies at The Bohemian
Mon, 3 – 6 PM
The Bohemian, 1029 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA at scott countyextras -idk if they have an event yet but - have a picnic, go swimming,

35.tourneyments? bags?

36.get ice cream!

37.go to the lake

38.firwork stand these 4th of july movies