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Local Businesses Supporting The Arts

April 14th, 2017

Tour the Quad City downtown areas and you will find good examples of how creative people are growing as innovators – serving in a two-fold manner of providing products and services while supporting local creatives of all types. From artists to writers, local businesses are supporting a manifesto that CREATIVITY and the ARTS matter. This practice is economically benefiting our local community members and adding flair to tourism and recognizing the QCA as a cultural and vibrant destination point. It is this partnership that can also build a competitive advantage while assisting in advancing... Read More

Holiday Wine Walk Uncorked At Bucktown Friday

December 15th, 2016

Some people break out the egg nog when the snow falls. Some sip hot chocolate by the fire. For others, a glass of wine does the trick any time of year. If you like wine glasses and tastings, then come to the Holiday Wine Walk. This annual event will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, at the Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Purchase beautifully hand painted wine glasses and taste many unique brands of wine. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (NAMI) This event will be accompanied by Black Hawk... Read More

Dam Shopping Trip Features QC Small Businesses Saturday

November 24th, 2016

Is the Black Friday traffic too stressful? Do you prefer a more relaxed day of shopping that includes great deals? Then the 2nd annual “That Dam Shopping Trip” is something you’ll want to partake in. On Saturday, November 26th, small businesses from both sides of the dam will be holding sales, refreshments, and prizes on Small Business Saturday. The shops that will be participating in this event are: Skeleton Key Art and Antique, The ARTery, Vintage Varieties, Taste Buds and Gentry Boutique in Rock Island, and Abernathy’s, Crafted QC, The Full Kit, Bucktown and Riverbend Retro in Davenport.... Read More

Artists celebrate 10 years at Bucktown Center for the Arts

September 30th, 2016

Dee Schricker and Heidi Brandt will be celebrating 10 years of exhibiting their art at Bucktown. Both artists started by renting an 8’ x 12’ wall space in one of the first galleries at Bucktown. They were outgrowing their exhibit area so Dee rented a gallery that became available and offered Heidi space. Dee has since leased four galleries at Bucktown, two being co-owned with Heidi. They currently own and operate the Boho Chic Gallery offering contemporary art for home and office. The artists will hold a ribbon cutting Friday at 5:30, Sept. 30 followed by an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. The... Read More

Bucktown’s History Gets Its Turn In The Spotlight With Turner Book

September 29th, 2016

Join Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) as it launches “A Brief History of Bucktown: Davenport’s Infamous District Transformed,” a new book (published by The History Press) written by Jonathan Turner, arts and entertainment reporter for The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus. Copies of “A Brief History of Bucktown” will be available for purchase in the Boho Chic Gallery on Final Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. when Jonathan will host a book signing during Bucktown’s wine walk. An exhibit featuring Bucktown-themed artifacts (on loan from the German American... Read More

Bucktown’s Revive 2 A Brilliant Experience For The Artists

August 25th, 2016

In the back of a newspaper a couple of weeks ago I came across a call to entry. The Bucktown gallery was looking for submissions for a show called Revive2 that had to include something recycled. I have never had art in a gallery show before, but since this was my preferred medium I had a couple of pieces already, so I thought I would submit them and hope for the best. I was overjoyed to hear I had been accepted, and have been extremely pleased to be a part of the show, which is on display at Bucktown, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, and will have a closing reception this weekend at 6 p.m. As for my... Read More

Bucktown Bash 2016 Bursting With Art And Fun

June 23rd, 2016

Bucktown is always a hot spot for fun and enlightening local arts programming, but this Friday, it’s going to be even more so. The Davenport venue at 225 E 2nd St, Davenport, is holding a special show, the Bucktown Bash, from 6 to 10 to raise money for programing, operating expenses, and advertising for MidCoast Fine Arts. The 11th annual event to help raise awareness for local artists and funds for the Bucktown venue as well as Midcoast Fine Arts will have an outdoor concert featuring Juliana &  Soul Purpose, Bucktown Revue, and Waking Robots – three pretty awesome local bands. Vendors... Read More

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