A display of graffiti art is on view in the Quincy Art Center’s Jack W. Boge Art Library & Conference Room. Four large-scale works were created by local artists: Peggy Ballard, Dave Brown, Jeff Bruce, and the team of Mike O’Neal and John Nelson. The artists were required to use spray paint on panel and had two and one-half hours to complete their pieces. The artists created the art in the traditional graffiti style using subject matter of urban spaces and words. There was a competition held on the Quincy Art Center’s lawn during Artoberfest, Saturday, October 6 which was judged by Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer and Illinois State Police Safety Education Officer Trooper Mike Kindhart. The Quincy Art Center Board and staff would like to thank Home Depot for the donation of spray paint.
The Exhibit will be available for viewing through Sunday, October 21 during gallery hours of noon-4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Quincy Art Center will be traveling the graffiti paintings to other locations in the future.
Saturday, October 6th, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
the public is invited to enjoy the
Quincy Art Center's Artoberfest Fundraiser.
All of these activities will take place on the lawn of the Quincy Art Center at1515 Jersey (one block off 16th and Maine). All proceeds from this event will benefit the Art Center's programs.
Events Taking Place 11 a.m - 3 p.m
$1,000 Gift Certificate to Ashley Furniture!
$1,000 Gift Certificate to HyVee!
+$10 for 1 Ticket, $20 for 3 Tickets
- Free Artivities
- Art Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
- “Art~Appetit!” Fundraiser
- Graffiti Art Competition
- Q City Carriage Rides
- Free Wine Tasting provided by HyVee
- Paint your own Raku Pottery and see it fired
- Screen print your own t-shirt or apron!
- Emergency vehicle and safety demonstrations’
- Stage Entertainment
- Art Exhibits
- Food Sales
- FAMILY FUN!
Stage Entertainment Schedule:
- 11-11: 30 Heinze Dance Academy
- 11:45-2:15 Illinois State Police
- 12:30-1:00 Western Illinois Martial Arts
- 1:15-1:45 Gem City Gymnastics
- 2-2:30 Vancil Performing Arts
The following corporations, businesses, and individuals are generously sponsoring Artoberfest:
Ashley Furniture, boyers Boot & Shoe Repair, Dr. John & Kathy Bozdech, Bruce & Lori Kruse, First Bankers Trust Company, First Bankers Trust Services, Q City Carriage, Hansen Spear, HyVee, Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Kohl Cash & Carry Showroom, Kohl’s Cares, Meg Nagel, Patrick’s, Priority One Printing, Quincy Exchange Club, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Park District, WGEM-Quincy Herald-Whig and Friends of the Art Center. Funding has also been provided in part through the generosity of the Illinois Art Council, an agency of the State by MGJTAF and the business and individual members of the Quincy Society of Fine Arts and the Quincy Art Center.
Art Center Office Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Art Center Gallery hours are 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no charge for Quincy Art Center members for the opening reception or to view the exhibits. During normal viewing hours there is a $3.00 admission charge for non-members and $1.00 for seniors, students, and children. Thursdays are FREE admission.