high school art exhibit

High School Art Exhibit

Location: Great Hall

This display showcases the artistic talents of Quad City high school students. It is one of our most popular attractions, showing how much the community appreciates the creativity of talented youth.


All mediums, two and three dimensional, from painting to pottery are featured in this attraction. Awards are given to students whose work best reflects the qualifications for each judging category. You won’t want to miss this display! 


Sponsored by:
Green State Credit Union.png
Registration Information

Dear art instructor:

Thank you for participating in this year's High School Art Exhibit. We are excited to showcase your students' work and give visibility to your school's art programs!

Please review the information below, and feel free to e-mail Jane Koski at janekoski@gmail.com or call Quad City Arts at (309) 793-1213 if you have any questions. After carefully reviewing the information, please register using the form at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for bringing your students' work to this spectacular event! Allowing our young people to realize the thrill of being part of a public art show engages them in learning that they too can make a living in the arts. You are contributing to that dream!

Judging Categories:
  • Photography

  • 3-D

  • Drawing

  • Painting

The winner of each category will also be considered for the "Best of Show" award. The recipient of the "Best of Show" will be given an exclusive exhibit in the window of Quad City Arts' Rock Island Gallery during the annual spring High School Art Show.

Important Set-up Details
  • Display panels are approximately 3' x 6', 4' x 8', or 4' x 6'. They are beige and light gray in color.

  • Artwork may be displayed on pedestals or cubes.

  • For aid in hanging, we encourage you to bring scissors, a heavy-duty staple gun, small nails, and a small hammer.

  • Please ensure that all artworks are securely hung. No masking tape, please.

  • Be sure to bring name tags to identify your students' work. Festival staff will provide a sign with your school's name for each table or panel you have reserved.

Set-up Dates & Times
  • Friday, November 15th 3:00pm-7:00pm*

  • Saturday, November 16th 9:00am-12:00pm

*On Friday evening only, as a thank-you to teachers, wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be provided.

Students are welcome to help with set-up!

Please let us know in advance which day you plan to set up. If you haven't decided when you fill out the form below, please e-mail Jane in advance at janekoski@gmail.com.

Location & Parking

RiverCenter South Building

136 E 3rd Street, Davenport

The High School Art Exhibit is located inside the Great Hall.​

You may park in the parking garage next to the building for a fee. Street parking is available.

  • Sunday, December 1st 5:00pm-8:00pm

All teachers are required to pick up artwork during this time period. If you have a conflict with this time period, please e-mail Jane in advance at janekoski@gmail.com.

After this date, any remaining artwork that is not picked up will be taken to Quad City Arts' Rock Island Gallery.