Upcoming Events

  • Fonseca, McDonald and O’Donnell
                           Saturday, July 13
                            2:00 – 4:00pm
                       Open to the Public
  • July 21, 2019 | 2:00pm


    Suggested donation(s) $5.00

    Don’t Miss This Entertaining Group of Young Jazz Musicians!!

    The Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Society, Davenport, with Don Estes, local trombonist and teacher, formed the Bix Youth Band in 1997 to give young musicians exposure to the history of Jazz music in America, to develop their proficiency in performing music of the various Jazz eras throughout the 20th Century, and  act as Ambassadors for the Bix Society and the festival each summer.

    Under the leadership of several directors over the years, the Bix Youth Band has built a reputation of musical excellence locally and nationally, as well as a sizeable following. The band enjoys a heightened  interest, among Junior and Senior high schoolers of the Quad-Cities Area, in auditioning for and participating in the program; auditioners are accepted from all schools in and around the area. A working knowledge of, and basic skills in Jazz and Big Band performance are required for acceptance into the band.

    Beginning in late January, the band rehearses twice-monthly through May, then weekly in  June and July, leading up to the Jazz Festival on  the first weekend of August. In addition to performing at the fest, the band also appears at various venues in Illinois and Iowa.

    Currently directing the Youth Band is Steve Little, teacher of Trumpet and a working musician who has performed and toured  for decades with several of the “name” orchestras of the Big Band Era, as well as with many of the well-known performers of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.


  • This  Group of Women (55-year-olds and up) will Resume Practices on:

    Thursday,  APRIL 4TH 


    11:30 – 1:00 PM

    (begin singing at 12:00)

    Lunch Hour Singers Needed! ( Bring your Lunch)

    Free and Open To Women Who Like to Sing!

    Meet, Greet and Create Together Through Song


  • November 1 – November 26th, 2020

    More to follow

  • December 1 – January 30, 2020

    More information at a later date

  • Artist Reception | September 8 | 2-4pm

    Free and Open to the Public

  • Artist Reception | Saturday, July 13 |2:00 – 4:00pm

    Mayela Fonseca

    Jo Myers-Walker

    Louise O’Donnell

    Open to the Public

  • Every fourth Thursday of the month | 1-4pm | FREE

    Credit Classes for Teachers and Artists

    Bring any art project to work on during this four-hour time period.

    MAE can provide easels, computers, and drop cloths.

    Just bring your other materials and project(s).


  • This group meets the third Thursday of every month at MAE at 1:00 pm

    Come “zen” and doodle 

    Meet   *   Create   *   See



    Meet the artist reception 

    August 9th from 5-7PM

    Open to the Public



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