MidCoast Fine Arts is the only not-for-profit organization in the Quad Cities that dedicates its mission entirely to supporting living, local visual artists and exhibition spaces for them. Our exhibitions and programs add to the economic vitality of the community and make the Quad Cities a cool, creative, connected place to live, work and raise a family.


Please support MidCoast by visiting our galleries, attending our programs, and by making a financial contribution.

MidCoast Fine Arts programming is accessible to the community, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation including gender identity, disability, age, marital status, education, military status, unfavorable discharge from the military, or citizenship status.

Census of Community Visual Artists: Registration Deadline Extended

MidCoast is happy to announce receipt of Illinois Arts Council funding that gives the opportunity to undertake a long-needed project for our community – building a better picture of our community’s talents.


Our task is to determine the number of self-declared visual artists who are active in the area we serve (the QCA and a 90-mile radius around it) by March 1, 2020. This information is crucial for grant applications, as many grants are awarded based on where artists reside.


Three ways to submit:


  1. Print and mail this completed form to:

        MidCoast Fine Arts

        Attn: Census of Community Visual Artists

        P.O. Box 4142 Rock Island, IL 61201


  1. Email this completed form or details requested to sherry@midcoast.org.


  1. Call 563-4242-1210 and leave a message with info below including the spelling of your name.




Your zip code of residency_______________________________________

Email (optional)___________________________________________________

If you provide your email, we’ll include you on our Call for Entries request.



                                            This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.