er for the Quad Cities
CVB. “They know so
much about the art-
work and the museum
building, which was
designed by famous
architect David Chip-
The museum also
based on each group’s
timeframe, accommodates receptions and dinners, and holds class-
es, including a popular one in basic calligraphy.
Also in Davenport is the new Studio Showroom and Tour Center
dedicated to late artist Isabel Bloom, who studied with Grant Wood.
Here, groups can watch artists create handcrafted sculptures.
“It’s beautiful—from the small store they had there to what it is
now is amazing,” Waytenick said. “Going on the tour really shows
the craftsmanship and creativity. It’s fun to watch the artists at work,
and to be able to ask them questions directly.”
At Hot Glass in downtown Davenport, groups can book a team-
building event for up to 12 attendees during which they will get one-
on-one instruction before creating a piece of glass art to take home.
In Waterloo, hungry groups can break bread at Galleria de Paco,
where meals are served under a replica of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
“Renowned artist Paco Rosic re-created Michelangelo’s masterpiece using 5,200 cans of Krylon spray paint,” said Beth Keeney,
marketing and communications director for the Waterloo CVB. “The
food, the service and the view above while dining is truly a unique
The Waterloo Center for the Arts, another group-friendly option,
presents permanent and traveling exhibits by regional and international artists.
“The museum is home to the largest public collection of Haitian
art in the world, plus they have classes and workshops available for
groups,” Keeney said.
And at the Waterloo Community Playhouse/Black Hawk Children’s Theatre, groups will find a lineup of musicals and holiday
shows to enjoy when meeting in town.
“This 100-year-old community theater continues to offer some of
the best live shows year after year,” Keeney said. “Sit back, relax and
enjoy an outstanding performance.”
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