About midcoast fine arts

MidCoast started as a grassroots effort in the early 1990s to enhance life in our area during an economic downturn. It continues to sustain and encourage the region's visual arts for both the artists and the broader community.


For the artist, MidCoast is the only arts organization within a 90-mile radius where beginning artists can show and sell their art while they learn the business of art; most other places offer only juried shows that beginning artists have trouble entering. The arts also provide fiscal security for the community as endeavors that attract and retain quality employees and employers.


Spaces like the Bucktown Center for the Arts and MidCoast galleries in Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline increase traffic in our metropolitan centers, enhancing the value of our downtowns and fostering arts and culture as an effective urban revitalization tool.

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.