Quad Cities ready for holiday season


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Posted Online: Oct. 10, 2012, 12:39 pm
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Press release submitted by Jessica Waytenick

The Quad Cities is ready for the holiday season beginning with the signature Festival of Trees and continuing with parades, concerts, and downtowns decorated to the hilt.

The brief paragraphs following in this email can be used for calendar of events listings. Links go directly to the full news release placed in the media section on our website. High-res photos are available by email for any of these listings by contacting Jessica Waytenick at jwaytenick@visitquadcities.com.

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** Festival of Trees is Spectacular

The annual Quad City Arts' Festival of Trees ushers in the holiday season on Nov. 16-25, 2012, at the RiverCenter, 136 E. 3rd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa. Festival of Trees features uniquely designed trees from 4 to 9 feet, stunning designer displays, handcrafted stockings and ornaments, a variety of miniature designs, and much more. Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors; $3 children. For hours and more information, contact 563-324-FEST or www.quadcityarts.com

For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/WRCFxP

** Full Day of Holiday Events on Nov. 17

Ring in the holiday season with a dazzling Quad Cities tradition—the Holiday Pops concert with Mark Wood, founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, at the i wireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations. Come early to downtown Moline on Nov. 17 and enjoy the free "Lighting on the Commons" event from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Join in the festivities as nearly ½ million lights and fireworks brighten the downtown around 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.iwirelesscenter.com

For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/SM1hI6

** Historic Downtown Districts Decorate for the Season

This is a magical time leading up to the holidays. In the Quad Cities and surrounding communities, many of the historic downtown districts decorate for the season and celebrate with events, parades, shopping, fireworks, living windows, and Christmas walks. Go to the full news release for detailed information on 9 great events.

For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/RPwGbR

** Discover the Artists of Mississippi River Valley during Exclusive Drive

You're invited into artists' homes, private studios, and galleries during this exclusive tour to see where the creations of the artists of the Mississippi River Valley originate and take shape on Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2012. The Fall Mississippi River Valley Art Drive is a free, self-guided art drive featuring artists of all media. Almost 300 artists, represented in 24 towns across Illinois and Iowa from Elizabeth to Kalona, are part of this art drive. A printable map of the drive locations and a description of the artists' work is available at www.mrvad.com

For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/RPydP2

** Art Museum Exhibit Showcases Portraits Created in Iowa Town

The Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street in downtown Davenport, Iowa, has a new exhibit that shows 180 oil painting portraits created from July 2005 to July 2006. The 12x12" head and shoulders portraits were each painted in a four or five hour sitting in a Maquoketa storefront on Main Street that acclaimed artist Rose Frantzen opened to the public. On display thru Jan. 30. Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Sunday, and until 9 pm on Thursday. For more information, 563-326-7804 or www.figgeartmuseum.org

For a full news release, go to: http://bit.ly/W1UGdm

If you have any trouble getting to these individual releases, you can go to the main page at http://bit.ly/KgmS2w and access every release from there. There is no login needed so you can also copy the link into your web browser.

High-res pictures are also available to accompany any news release. Please let me know if you'd like pictures or more information about the Quad Cities.

The Quad Cities is located on the Mississippi River and is made up of the riverfront cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline/East Moline and Rock Island, Illinois; and surrounding communities.






















 



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