• The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities
    Davenport Community Schools
    321 N. Main St
    Davenport Iowa 52801
    (563) 328-7201

  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Academy students treated to Canadian folk trio

    Academy students joined with Central High School students to experience the Andrew Collins Trio. Showcasing a popular collision of bluegrass, folk, jazz, classical and swing – not to mention a dizzying number of instruments onstage – the Andrew Collins trio shared their talents with CAA and Central music students. The multiple award winning trio are also experienced educators and work with the community while they are touring. Read more

    Butterworth Center Documentary

    Last year’s Communication and Media Arts students partnered with the Butterworth Center and Heritage Glass to create a documentary showing the restoration of the stained glass windows at the Butterworth Center.  Read more

    New Blackbox Theatre and Performance Space

    See a sneak preview of the student’s work on a new theatre space at the Eastern Iowa Community College downtown campus!  Read more

    Vera French Gala

    Vera French hosted their gala event, Unmasking Mental Health, on Saturday, October 28th. This event is a masquerade event to raise funds for various mental health programs. Creative Arts Academy Visual Art and Communication/Media Art students partnered with Vera French to create masks for event attendees as part of the masquerade theme. Read more

    Bucktown Revue

    The Bucktown Revue and the Hilltop Campus Village held a fundraiser for the Creative Arts Academy at the new Central Performing Arts Center. The Bucktown Revue is a live music and humor variety show in the spirit of the Grand Ole Opry and A Prairie Home Companion. The show featured the talents of local singer-songwriters (Lewis Knudsen, Angela Meyer and Frankie Joe Wilderman,) the vocal quartet 3 to Blame and QC teens Alexa Mueller and Sophia Pike – among many others and raised more than $2,000 for the Academy. Read more

    Fall Fest 2017

    On October 24 the Creative Arts Academy hosted Fall Fest – their annual celebration showcasing student work during the first half of the year. Students spent the first nine weeks of classes creating and mastering the pieces that were exhibited at Fall Fest.

    This year’s event was held at the Figge Art Museum with more than 400 attendees present. Read more

    Graffiti for Good

    A piece of artwork created by the CAA 8th Grade Class was awarded first place honors during the 3rd annual Student Art Contest known as Graffiti for Good. Graffiti for Good is part of an anti-bullying initiative presented by QC United. The artwork was displayed at the 4th Annual “Pete’s Awesome CommUNITY Party” on Sunday, October 22nd. Read more

    Students Create Art to Exchange with Students in India


    JIVA Project

    Joint Initiative for Village Advancement


    Creative Arts Academy students involved in the JIVA program will exchange art and ideas with girls at the Education Resource Center in the villages of Morra, Madara and Sakrawas-Rajasthan, India. Students are creating Art and a brief description to exchange with another person who is near their age.
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    PTA Welcomes New President


    The CAA PTA welcomes Mhisho Vuong as the PTA president for the 2017 – 2018 school year. 

    Hello, my name is Mhisho Vuong and I have been selected as this year’s PTA President of the Creative Arts Academy. I am both honored and excited to be working closely with the parents and students of this ever growing school!
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    The Impact of the Arts


    • Schools and employers rank a degree in the arts among the most significant indicator of a job candidate’s creativity and innovation skills. 
    • Creativity is one of the top three personality traits most important to career success, according to U.S. employers.
    • 85% of people said creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career.
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