Azubuike Arts Council & Gallery

Azubuike’s Arts & Cultural programs are about crossing boundaries and viewing things in different ways, enriching perspectives, while creating a solid foundation for a lasting appreciation of the Arts in underserved communities of the Quad Cities. Our programs introduce Black Culture to our community through the contributions of African Americans in art, music, theater, cinema, literature and history. 

The mission of Azubuike Arts Council & Gallery is to reconcile the racial divides that exist in our community by giving at-risk youth a voice to express themselves, be heard without bias, and spark a much larger conversation about race relations in the Quad Cities through the arts.

Our vision is to provide inspirational programs, while sponsoring events that enlighten, educate, and are geared to supporting underserved youth in our community through the Arts. 

When translated, the name “Azubuike” means “the past is our strength."

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Latitude: 41.521055 Longitude: -90.571469 Elevation: 562 ft
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Gaye Burnett

Seasons Open


Hours Open

11:00 AM - 6 PM (Wednesday - Saturday)



Accessibility Notes

This 501c3 nonprofit is run by artist Gaye Shannon Burnett out of the Azubuike/Studio 56 Gallery inside Bucktown Center for the Arts. 

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