Are you ready for some antique shopping and hopping? It’s time for the highly anticipated Antique Island Shop Hop in Rock Island!

This Saturday Apr 14 (12-5 p.m.) and Sunday Apr 15 (12-4 p.m.)  eight Rock Island antique stores will be combining forces to give you an unforgettable shopping weekend, and the chance to win big in the process!

Hop all over Antique Island, get a stamp at each location, and you’ll be entered to win $800 in gift certificates ($100 from each participating store)! You can start and end at whichever store you would like. No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp, but it will prove to be difficult not to purchase anything when you see what these amazing stores have to offer!

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques (520 18th Street Rock Island) is being joined for this event by Fred & Ethel’s (1326 30th Street Rock Island), Vintage Varieties (1808 3rd Avenue Rock Island), More Than Antiques (1319 30th Street Rock Island), Vintage Rose Antiques & Jewelry (1303 30th Street Rock Island), G.V.’s Stuff (located next to Fred & Ethel’s), Dar Jac Antiques & Jewelry (3115 14th Avenue Rock Island) and Jackson’s Antiques (1310 30th Street Rock Island).

More information on Antique Island Shop Hop can be found on Facebook at or by calling Brandy VandeWalle from Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at (309) 314-1567.

Get out and do some shopping and hopping this weekend!

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for