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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 4:44 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus soon will start a rotating Sunday feature where we'll showcase snapshots of local arts, cultural or heritage organizations -- including visual and performing arts groups.

To be part of this free feature, please email the following to Jonathan Turner at jturner@qconline.com:

-- Your organization's name and year founded.
-- Your mission and service area.
-- Your greatest accomplishments over the past five years.
-- Name and address of the venue(s) where you showcase your work.
-- Frequency of your performances or exhibits.
-- Specifics on your next show.
-- A recent high-resolution digital photo of your work (with names of anyone in the photo).
-- Your Web address and phone number.

We want to highlight the tremendous work the Quad-Cities arts, cultural and heritage groups are producing, and we hope to hear from you soon!



















 



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