On Friday, January 27, at 6 p.m., Bucktown Center for the Arts is hosting a Mid-coast fine arts gallery opening of Bucktown Invitational show. This gallery features the works of Gwen Patton, Brad Bisbey, Heidi Johnson Brandt, Pat Bereskin, David Zahn, Juliet Hightower Stock, Dan Johnson, Tony Seabolt, Jeanne O’Melia, Karen Blomme, Robert Zeidler, Joseph Obleton, Dee Shricker, and Les Bell. A lecture shall be presented by Sherry Maurer on the images of Love in Art, the expanded space for Boho Chic. This event shall also feature Silence and the Song! The paintings of Les Bell, in the Bereskin Fine Art Studio and Gallery. Wine, chocolate, and other refreshments shall be provided. Come meet the artists and enjoy the art.

Bucktown Center for the Arts consists of over a dozen unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative works of art at affordable prices. If you visit their historic building in Downtown Davenport, you will find artists creating everything and hosting workshops for both adults and kids. Final Friday is held on the last Friday of every month and takes place from 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. featuring snacks, drinks, and special events at many of the shops and studios.

Bucktown is also a component of MidCoast Fine Arts, which is a leading non-profit organization for the Quad Cities that is focused on stimulating the community’s cultural and economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. Bucktown was established in 2005 and it is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. It is located at 225 E 2nd St. You can view the event page and Bucktown’s page at the following links: https://www.facebook.com/events/234852003632452/ https://www.facebook.com/bucktownarts/.

 

Cheyanne Lencioni is a student at Augustana College and has been writing stories for 8 years. She is on the college’s Equestrian Team and Fencing Club as well as a member of Augustana’s Collegia Classica Classics Language group and wants to be a published Author after graduation.