Quad City Arts and Art @ the Airport Presents: Everybody Dance!


What: Art @ the Airport: Everybody Dance!

When: November 4, 2015-December 30, 2015

Where: Quad City International Airport Gallery, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL

Signature Event: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm


Everybody Dance

A community collaborative celebration of dance & art


“Everybody Dance” is a celebration of dance, art, and the holidays in the Quad Cities. This collaborative presentation by Quad City Arts, Ballet Quad Cities, Hand-in-Hand, and the Quad City International airport takes place at the Airport from November 4th through January 3rd. The public is invited to attend the free signature event on Tuesday, November 10th from 6:00-8:00 pm inside the airport. Guests will enjoy live dance performances presented by Ballet Quad Cities, Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance, Amani Tandoazo, Amani Junior Dancers and Fred Astaire Dance Studio featuring Ball Room dancing.  Free parking, holiday refreshments and an opportunity to meet visual and performing artists are all part of the fun. Rumor has it that even Santa Claus will be attending this great, pre-holiday event.


The art exhibition features works by local and regional artists, photography from Ballet Quad Cities  and original ballet costumes and headwear on loan from Ballet Quad Cities.

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad Cities’ region through the arts. Quad City Arts’ programs include Art @ the Airport, Rock Island Art Gallery, Public Sculpture, Metro Arts, The Visiting Artist Series and Festival of Trees.

Ballet Quad Cities’ mission is to provide professional classical and contemporary dance to the entire community through outstanding performances, lecture-demonstrations, and innovative educational outreach programs for people of all ages.  Through Dreams Achieved through Dance, Dance Me a Story: Exploring Literature through Ballet and Ugly Duckling Bully Prevention program, Ballet Quad Cities gives back to thousands of elementary students in the Quad Cities and neighboring counties in Iowa and Illinois.

Hand-in-Hand is a local non-profit organization that creates fun recreational and learning experiences for children and young adults, including those with disabilities. Hand-in-Hand’s Inspiration Studio is a collaboration of teens and adults with special needs and area art professionals.  Their goal is to develop artistic talents and nurture self-expression.  Artists with disabilities also have the opportunity to display their creative abilities at public art shows. 

The Quad City International Airport has been recognized as a leader in the airline industry for their support and presentation of the arts.

Everybody Dance is the culmination of four organizations collaborating to enrich the lives of people in the Quad Cities and beyond.

Art @ the Airport in The Quad City International airport gallery is easy to find-just across from the gift shop and restaurant and before the security check-point. It never closes and you’ll pay just a dollar for parking. For the special event, parking will be validated for those attending the event.

The Quad City Arts Center Gallery is located at 1715 Second Avenue in the Arts and Entertainment District of Rock Island.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Quad City Arts is dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the presentation, development and celebration of the arts. This gallery and exhibit is generously sponsored by the Quad City International Airport.

Contact:   Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, Visual Arts Director                  
309-793-1213, ext. 108, dwmetallo@quadcityarts.com