THANK YOU TO ALL SPRING MRVAD ART DRIVE ATTENDEES AND
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS. WE HOPE THE WEEKEND WAS AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE MRVAD ART
Art Enthusiasts to 2013!
Mark your calendar
for November 2 & 3, 2013 the dates for the fall MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY ART DRIVE. Join artists within
100 miles of the Mississippi River for a fun filled weekend of art. You are invited into their homes,
private studios, art functions and galleries to see where the creations originate and take shape. View the work of more
than 400 artists.
this website you will find a Weekly Blog listing current art events throughout the Mississippi River Valley. Other pages include:
artists' photo gallery, a directory of all art locations organized by region with links to their web-pages,
a list of art galleries and home based art studios participating in the annual Spring and Fall Art Drives with a corresponding
map, (the Spring MRVAD drive is the weekend before Mother's Day and the Fall drive is the first weekend in November). There
is also a printable map, a journal of the day trips taken by Diane and Rhonda, as well as an "in the news"
listing of recent articles about MRVAD drives, artists and activities. The "Join the Directory" page is
an application form for artists and art galleries wishing to be included in this website and map.
Please feel free to share this site with your friends and family.
.ART EVENTS CALENDAR: TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT CALL AHEAD TO
CONFIRM DATES AND TIMES. 2013 *Through July: Lori Miller showing as part of the Project Art program at the University of Iowa Hospitals,
visitors center, 8th floor
. May 2013 . *May through June 9, 2013 The River Arts Center 229
5th Ave. So. Clinton, IA 52732 Celebrating the work of Amy Nielsen, Bill Wohlford and Anni Johnson Reception
held May 19, 2-4 pm
- June 1, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show Illinois Watercolor Society National Show Lower Gallery
- KVAL - Kishwakee Valley Art League Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org
June 2013 . *June
1 & 2, 2013 Sycamore, IL 42nd Annual Northern Illinois Art Show DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn (intersection
of Routes 64 & 23) Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm Gourd artists and MRVAD member Rhonda LeMar-James debuting
newest gourd creations! .. *June7-July
13, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show Recycled Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org
*June 9, 2013 Rockford, IL Art on the Lawn Rockford College, 5050
E. State St. Sunday 10am-5pm . *June
8-16, 2013 Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA. Maquoketa Iowa hosts the International Woodcarvers
Congress in it's 47th year. This is the longest running juried wood art show in
the United States. Show is open to the public June 13-16. Admission is $4 per day or $10 for all three. Children
under 12, free, AWC members half price. For more information: Affiliated Wood Carvers, LTD., PO Box 104, Bettendorf,
IA 52722, 563-505-2700 or 563-676-8264
*June 12-July 28, 2013 The River Arts
Center 229 5th Ave. So., Clinton, IA 52732 (563)-243-3300 Will host an exhibit celebrating the 100th Anniversary
of the Lincoln Highway and the 75th Anniversary of the Great River Road.
*June 29, 2013 The River Arts Center 229 5th Ave. So., Clinton,
IA 52732 (563)-243-3300 "Art in the Trunk" 10am - 4pm Look for the vintage touring car!
July 2013 . *July
6, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show 32nd Annual Nuts About Art Tuesday - Saturday
8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org .
*July 15-31, 2013 Dixon,
IL The Next Picture Show One Person Show - Judy Dixon Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org . August
2013 . *August 2 - September
7, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show Raw and Cooked 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org .. *August 16, 17, 18, 2013
Bellevue, IA "A Fishtival" An art festival celebrating the fish of the Mississippi
along our river walk park. Numerous area artists exhibiting and selling, fish boil, art demonstrations, mermaid appearances,
children's art, costumed bike parade, silent auctions and dedications to newly painted historical mural. Saturday
& Sunday 10am - 4pm Call Dave (563)542-7020 with questions. www.bellevueartscouncil.org
September 2013 . *September 8, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture
Show 65th Annual Grand Detour Arts Festival www.TheNextPictureShow.org . *September 13-October 19, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show Farms & Barns 9 - all media 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org SeS
*September 21 & 22, 2013 Riverssance
2013 Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport, IA Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4 MRVAD member Rhonda LeMar-James in attendace > *September 28, 2013 3316
N. 1600th Ave, Orion, IL 61273 The 6th Annual "Gourd"eous Day in the Country 9am - 4pm Free admission,
Free activities, make-n-take, puppet show, fresh air and walking! Orion's Lion Club on site with breakfast and lunch
options Gourdy's bakery offers any sweet treat you could desire Contact Roxie: firstname.lastname@example.org or (309)526-3332 with questions
October 2013 . *October 19-21, 2013 Dixon, IL The Next Picture
Show One Person Show - Tom Heflin 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org . *October 19-20, 2013 SouthEast
Iowa Artists's Studio tour Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 12-4pm Self-guided tour in and around the counties of Des
Moines, Henry, Lee and Washington, and Van Buren County, IA www.iowastudiotour.org
November 2013 . *November
2 & 3, 2013 MRVAD Mississippi River Valley Art Drive Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm Visit artists in
their studios, galleries and private settings. Interact with them in their inspirational environment, or see them at
work. Go to MRVAD.com to see participating artists and to print a map to use throughout the weekend. .
December 2013 . *December 6, 2013-January 10, 2014 Dixon, IL The Next Picture Show Color Shots 8 8am - 4pm www.TheNextPictureShow.org . .
Purpose: Mississippi River Valley Art Directory is a
website promoting 400 miles of art along the Mississippi River. The goal is to create one website organizing artists
of all forms of art for easy public access to websites, place of business and events.
From the start of the Mississippi River to the mouth.
Check weekly for new items, sales and open houses in the Mississippi River Valley Art