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Before I die

In these days of distraction and polarization, the Before I Die project offers a modern ritual that restores perspective and invites us to consider the things which connect us. People are encouraged to interact with this art installation and write their own tribute.


Thanks to the thousands of people who have created walls in their communities, Before I Die has become a global participatory public art project that reimagines our relationship with death and with one another. The original wall was created on an abandoned house in New Orleans by artist Candy Chang after the death of someone she loved. Since then, over four thousand Before I Die walls have been created in seventy-eight countries around the world. Each wall is created by local residents who want to make a space in their community to restore perspective and share more with one another. Each wall is a tribute to living an examined life.

Date: 08/23/2019    Time: All Day

Venue: River Music Experience Courtyard

Address: 129 Main St, Davenport, IA

Date: 08/24/2019    Time: All Day

Venue: Figge Art Museum 

Address: 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA

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OMG BeckyFest

Join us for 120+ of the best of sweet handmade wares, fun art, vintage sellers, treat makers, music, and crafty kids! It's a creative shopping extravaganza!


We'll be taking over the Great Hall of the RiverCenter for this FREE event.


Friday: 6-9 PM

Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM

Great Hall/RiverCenter/Davenport, IA


All part of Downtown Davenport's Alternating Currents festival.

Friday: 6-9 PM

Saturday: 10 AM-4 PM

Venue: Great Hall/RiverCenter/Davenport, IA

Address: 136 E 3rd St, Davenport, IA 52801

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Local artists will provide demos and family-friendly paper art activities, most at no charge. Paper making, folding, sculpting, collage and more! Featured artists are Linda Hardin, Carolyn Krueger, David Smith, Rose Patton and Amber Williams. Suite 203.

Bucktown Center for the Arts hosts 50 area artists’ works on display and for sale.


 All part of Downtown Davenport's Alternating Currents festival. or

Date: Saturday, August 24, 12-4 p.m.

Venue:  Bucktown Center for the Arts

Address: 225 E. 2nd Street, Davenport, IA 52801


Psychedelic Subway

The psychedelic subway is a art installation we transform the gallery gallery into an urban art experience with black lights , red alligators blue frogs , smoke and amazing sounds!

Date: August 22-24th      Time: 9:00 PM

Venue:  Star Dog Gallery

Address: 114 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA


CoworkQC: Works by Erica Parrott

Stop by for the first viewing of Erica Parrott's new installation at COWORKQC during the weekend of Alternating Currents in downtown Davenport. Free to the public and family-friendly.

About the artist:
Erica Parrott's figurative paintings and drawings tend to reflect her interest in identity and the politics of beauty. The subjects and symbols oscillate between cryptic and relatively universal, sincerely enthusiastic and darkly ironic. A graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, she is based in East Moline.

Date: 8/24/19    Time: 4-6pm

Venue: Cowork QC

Address: 102 E 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa 52801


Pop-Up Art Show: Terry Rathje, Steve Banks, and Friends

Artists from the Quad Cities & Kansas City areas, will be sponsoring an exhibition during the Alternating Currents Festival at the new Scott Community College Urban Campus building at 101 W. Third St. in Davenport. Artists will exhibit paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and more!

Date: August 22nd-25th            Time: 9am-5pm

Venue:  Scott Community College Urban Campus

Address: 101 W 3rd St, Davenport, IA

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