Handmade art, vintage goods, baked delights, and kid vendors! This is a FREE event held during the Alternating Currents music festival in Downtown Davenport, IA with over 50 vendors. Beckyfest is a mecca of creativity, art, and vintage wares during this weekend festival.
QC Arts Chalk Fest
Saturday, August 25, 12PM - 5PM
Sunday, August 26, 10 AM - 4 PM
Venue: On the street!
Address: Between the intersections of 2nd & Perry and 2nd & Iowa Ave
Quad City Arts will take over several blocks of downtown Davenport this summer for its 2nd annual CHALK ART FEST. Watch in awe, as artists transform pavement into magnificent works of art. Artists will compete for $1,500 in cash prizes including a people's choice award. Visitors can also create some chalk art by taking part in the larger community piece. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Visitors can also enjoy food, live music, a vintage & home-made craft show by OMGBeckyFest, and more!
5 artists from the Quad Cities & Kansas City areas, (KC/QC) will be sponsoring an exhibition during the Alternating Currents Festival at the newly opened Scott Community College Urban Campus building at 101 W. Third St. in Davenport. Artists Steve Banks, Dean Kugler, Dave Otto, Troy Swangstu, and Terry Rathje will exhibit paintings, mixed media, sculpture, and furniture design. Hours are noon- 8 Thur-Saturday, and noon-5 on Sunday.
Shelby Brown and Hannah Eddy specialize in hand-lettering and watercolor workshops. As part of the Davenport Alternating Currents Festival, they are offering a workshop to create florals and hand-drawn letters filling in a shape of the state of Iowa or Illinois.
The workshop will be in Suite 104b on the first floor of the Bucktown Center for the Arts. Cost is $55 per person and advance registration by August 18 is required.
Throughout most of my life I have enjoyed making art. When I was a child, my interest in art was nourished by parents, grandparents, teachers and friends. I was always kept well supplied with materials, art history books, how to books, and extra art lessons. I have benefited from the training and encouragement of art teachers Betty Luther at Grant Elementary, Don Heggen at West High School, Bruce Walters and Jim Konrad at Marycrest University to name a few.
In 1990 I began my career of teaching art at the Cultural Arts Center in Bettendorf Iowa and I have been an instructor and coordinator with the Museum ever since. (Presently the Family Museum)
I have continued throughout the years to explore and create works in my home studio. I have had a difficult time developing a style because I will get bored and jump into a totally different medium on occasion. I have explored drawing, painting, printing, mixed medium, found item sculpture, and ceramics.
In the last several years I have returned to my first love of drawing and painting. I have also been putting a little more energy into producing. For the last several years I have been producing one finished work every week. My subjects, themes, and 2D mediums change with the wind but the production has been constant. I continue to explore rather than settle in one area and I remain excited about the Journey.The works being displayed at Coworkqc are some of the drawings and paintings that I’ve made in the last several years. I hope you enjoy them.