“Whacked at da Weddin”

2019 5th Annual Fundraiser for artsBASICS was a “Killer” Good Time!

 A Huge Thanks to our Sponsors:


Dick Kleine

The Eirenberg Family


Also, a special thanks to Deanna Woodall for organizing this event, and Rob Woodall for being

our wonderful MC!



Thank you to It’s A Mystery Murder Mystery Company!  It’s A Mystery put on a “wicked” funny show that kept the crowd guessing, laughing, and entertained to the end.






A huge thanks to Juan Valtierra and Destiny Dixon for providing entertainment for our fundraiser! Juan Valtierra, a community leader, youth mentor, artist, and dance instructor, leads the Hip Hop dance troupe known as Re-FL3X. Juan has taught workshops at the Creative Arts Academy and currently teaches dance at the Quad City Motion Dance Company. Destiny is a Creative Arts Academy student and winner of  the Creative Arts Academy’s Applause for a Cause Talent Show.  Destiny and Juan put on a mesmerizing show that demonstrated their hard work and amazing talent!




artsBASICS would like to thank Miss Iowa 2019 Emily Tinsman very much for all of the time and dedication she’s given to Arts Education. She has been traveling the state of Iowa to spread the word about the importance of this cause. She even lobbied Governor Kim Reynolds to have a day in November declared Arts in Education Day as well as Bettendorf & Davenport mayors to do the same in the next few weeks. It is an honor to have Emily as an advocate of artsBASICS and of all of the Davenport Community School District. As a thank you for all of the awareness Emily has brought to arts education, we’d like to announce the Miss Iowa 2019 Emily Tinsman Scholarship Fund. Traditionally, we have offered $1,000 in scholarships to our 6 schools and we will be giving an additional $1,000 in Emily’s name. Thank you, Emily for all you’ve done and all we know you will continue to do.




Thank you to all of the artists that donated their pieces to benefit artsBASICS! The artwork was stunning and the live auction aided in providing artsBASICS with the much needed funds to continue our mission to increase authentic arts education experiences for all students in Davenport Community School District’s artsBASICS schools.


Check out this year’s live auction pieces and the artists who provided them:


Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artists Steve Sinner and Joel Franken: Steve Sinner Bereskin Website

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Rich Clewell

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Leslie Bell: Leslie Bell Website

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Joel Ryser: Joel Ryser Hot Glass Website

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Bruce Walters: Bruce Walters Website

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Dave Anderson: Dave Anderson Bereskin Website

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist Jason Frank: Jason Frank Bio

Art Work and Live Auction Piece by artist David Zahn: David Zahn Website



Thank you to Jeri and Shawn Chandler for providing such lovely testimonials on behalf of artsBASICS. We’re lucky to have Laney and Scarlett at the Academy!

A warm thank you to the Davenport Country Club and staff for providing a beautiful night!

And to all of the volunteers and participants who made this event possible, we are so grateful for all of your help. Thank you!







“An Artful Murder”

4th Annual fundraiser for artsBASICS was a “dramatic” success!

Our MOST appreciative thanks to our Sponsors:

Smart Toyota of the Quad Cities


 Terrostar Interactive Media

  Dick Klein

      Event Solutions Group