We care about our community!  


Because your well-being and safety is a top priority, we have made the difficult decision not to gather in person for Festival of Trees this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed, and we’re sure you are too. Festival of Trees is a beloved holiday tradition and we intend to continue that tradition by keeping the spirit of Festival of Trees alive this year, but with something totally new. 


Check out what we’re doing to bring the community together, safely: 

Quad City Arts plans to have select designs available for sale in our Rock Island Gallery, along with items from the Tinsel Treasures Gift Shop and Be Original Gallery. Honor Tree ornaments and Isabel Bloom sculptures will still be available for purchase on our website or at the Rock Island Gallery as we know many will still want to commemorate this year in their collection and honor loved ones with a personalized ornament. Interested in being a designer? 


The health and wellness of our community is, above all else, our first priority and we truly believe that the spirit of Festival of Trees will be preserved this year through community connection and a commitment to supporting the arts.  


Holiday Special & Day of Giving 

In lieu of an in-person event, we have partnered with KWQC to produce a televised one-hour Festival of Trees Holiday Special to air on Saturday, November 21 during the traditional parade hour, and we are asking the community to partner with us for a Day of Giving on the same day. This special event will consist of coverage from past parades, Centerstage acts, messages from our staff, volunteers, and community members as well as a message of hope from Santa himself. Our goal is to set up matching donors and sponsors who will help make donations go farther and we know VIP Baskets are a crowd favorite at Festival of Trees, so they will be returning this year, but with a new twist! We have some exciting events and challenges planned for that day as well, so stay tuned for details!