Since 2002, Quad City Arts has facilitated a rotating public art program in the Quad Cities allowing pieces to be rented for one year with the option to become permanent. The City of Bettendorf has utilized the program since 2008. The sculptures are an affordable way to beautify the community and allow the city to invest in the arts.
In July, six new sculptures were installed using this program and placed in five new locations around the city for the upcoming year! Each sculpture will have a plaque installed on its base with sculpture details like name, artist, and purchase price.
New locations were chosen this year after the existing spots became permanent locations for sculptures. One of the new locations is on private land for the first time as a way to expand the program in Bettendorf. This location is at 1805 State Street in front of Build To Suit’s property.
This map shows you where you can find these sculptures as well as other art in the city. We invite you to take a tour and check the pieces out in person.