Rock the Arts is a brand new event this summer, formerly known as Gallery Hop! This time, there will be TWO days of art shows, music, an art market, live demos by Joel Knanishu and the Quad Cities Woodturners Club, and more at THREE venues in downtown Rock Island. This event is FREE and family-friendly!
First Stop: The ARTery and Midcoast Fine Arts Gallery West at 1629 2nd Ave
See their Life is ART exhibit and help support NAMI, while browsing the art market
Second Stop: Quad City Arts at 1715 2nd Ave
The gallery will have food, drinks, art vendors, and the colorful show by Greg Dickinson and David Balluff will be up
Third Stop: Desoto Studios at 2324 3rd Ave
Two days of live music, art demos by professional local artists, art vendors, and studio tours down at Desoto Studios! There will also be an art table for the kids..or for the kids at heart!
Music lineup includes: The Camel Tones – 90s and modern rock, performing both days, Doug Cochran – outlaw/red dirt Americana, Dr. Heat’s smooth jams, Karl Beatty Acoustic – modern rock, Sons of Mars – alternative rap, Ahzia – synth/alt hip hop, and more!