Current Exhibitions

Mini & Massive Glass Exhibition | 3rd Annual Students & Instructors of the Art Center Exhibit | Joan’s Journey in Watercolor March 17 - May 5, 2017

The Mini & Massive Glass Exhibition features established and emerging Midwest glass artists creating small-scale and large-scale works that are shrinking or enlarging their subject matter, co-curated by Jennifer Teter and Elizabeth Rankin. Glass artists Jennifer Crescuillo, Carmen Lozar, Katherine Rutecki, and Janusz Walentynowicz.  Read more about the current Exhibits!

Biennial Quad-State Exhibition | The Zodiac II, Prints by Salvador Dali May 20 - July 7, 2017 

Opening Reception  | Friday, May 20, 2017 from 7 - 9 p.m.  | Awards 8 p.m.

Artworks are by artists from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana. Lauren Haynes, judge for the Quad-State Biennial Exhibit, choose the artworks fo the exhibit and also the award winners.  Haynes works for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Local musicians will provide music throughout the evening and appetizers and beverages will be provided. 

Galleries are open regularly Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Education: Summer Art Camp

Summer is quickly approaching and the kids will soon be lounging around the house. The Quincy Art Center's classes are a great way to get kids off the couch, away from the video games, and get them engaged and learning while also having fun. Students will express themselves, get messy while creating, and meet other students with mutual interests!

Full youth scholarships are awarded based on need. Students enrolled in free/reduced lunch programs are eligible, or recommendations from teachers or administrators are also accepted. Please contact the Art Center for more information or to see if your child qualifies. REGISTER NOW!


The Quincy Art Center has been granted the Illinois Arts Council Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Project Grant and is seeking high school students to apply for two paid summer student employee positions! See more . . .

Upcoming Events: Biennial Quad-State Exhibition Meet & Greet

Save the Date! Saturday, May 13  | 7 p.m.

The public is invited to a meet and greet with Lauren Haynes, the judge for the Quad-State Biennial Exhibit. Haynes works for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. She will speak about her curation process and answer questions. Haynes selected 80 artworks by 45 artists out of 442 artworks submitted by 144 artists. See the 2017 Quad State Accepted List!

Crystal Bridges’ was founded in 2005 by the Walton Family Foundation as a nonprofit charitable organization for all to enjoy. Their permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day. Included within the collection are iconic artists such as  Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

The opening reception for the Biennial Quad-State Exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. and is open to the public.


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