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What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

OMG! Becky Fest December Happening this Weekend!

December 2nd, 2019

OMG! Becky Fest, the Quad Cities’ Indie Art and Vintage Fest is back this weekend! Crafted QC’s very tinsel-ey Becky Fest will take place this Friday Dec 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. and Saturday Dec 7 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Great Hall at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). While admission is free, a suggested $2 donation to River Music Experience would be greatly appreciated! Come enjoy 100+ of the Midwest’s best in handmade, vintage, sweet treats, and crafty kids. Live, festive, music will also be provided by the River Music Experience. River Center concessions will have snacks,... Read More

Take That Dam Shopping Trip!

November 28th, 2019

Twelve downtown Rock Island and Davenport stores, located on both sides of the lock and dam, are joining together for a shopping event that gives customers a chance to win $1,200 in gift certificates while shopping small on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this November 29th and 30th. In order to be qualified to win, customers will get a stamp on a provided shopping guide at each of the participating locally-owned small businesses, and turn in their completed guide at their last stop. No purchase is necessary at any location, and one lucky winner will be drawn at random from the completed... Read More

Shop Local With That Dam Shopping Trip!

November 27th, 2019

Twelve downtown Rock Island and Davenport stores, located on both sides of the lock and dam, are joining together for a shopping event that gives customers a chance to win $1,200 in gift certificates while shopping small on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this November 29th and 30th. In order to be qualified to win, customers will get a stamp on a provided shopping guide at each of the participating locally-owned small businesses, and turn in their completed guide at their last stop. No purchase is necessary at any location, and one lucky winner will be drawn at random from the completed... Read More

That Dam Shopping Trip Featuring Local Businesses Nov. 29-30

October 21st, 2019

Twelve downtown Rock Island and Davenport stores, located on both sides of the lock and dam, are joining together for a shopping event that gives customers a chance to win $1,200 in gift certificates while shopping small on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, this November 29th and 30th. In order to be qualified to win, customers will get a stamp on a provided shopping guide at each of the participating locally-owned small businesses, and turn in their completed guide at their last stop. No purchase is necessary at any location, and one lucky winner will be drawn at random from the completed... Read More

Crafted QC, Theo & Co Cutting Ribbons On Friday

October 10th, 2019

Two Downtown Davenport, Second Street businesses will be holding a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, October 11 at 4 PM. Newly opened Theo & Co. is a contemporary men’s boutique, locally-owned and operated by Annie Stopulos. Customers can come in, have a drink, relax, and shop the area’s best menswear. They are a lifestyle driven menswear specialty store featuring premium denim, basics, custom garments, dress shoes, leather goods, and great gift items. Located in downtown Davenport, Theo & Co offers a thoughtfully curated, sophisticated yet casual, men’s apparel collection... Read More

OMG Beckyfest Returns to Downtown Davenport with Handmade, Vintage, & Kid Vendors

August 15th, 2019

Crafted QC will be hosting its fifth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, August 23, 6-9 PM and Saturday, August 24, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of the RiverCenter, Downtown Davenport, IA. This FREE shopping event features over 120 vendors from the QC and all over the Midwest selling unique handcrafted items and vintage finds. Twelve kid makers will have their own booths with handmade items ranging from sewn cat toys, to green cleaning products, to original paintings. Concessions, including alcoholic beverage sales, are being provided by the RiverCenter.   Live acoustic music... Read More

OMG! BeckyFest is Back!

December 6th, 2018

OMG! It’s beginning to look a lot like BeckyFest! The highly anticipated OMG BeckyFest Holiday Show takes place this Saturday Dec 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the RiverCenter Great Hall (217 E 2nd St. Davenport). This Christmas shopping extravaganza features 130+ handmade, vintage, food and kid vendors all in one location! Not to mention live music and holiday cheer! Sponsored by Crafted Quad Cities, this fun-filled family friendly day provides a shopping experience like none other. It is the largest indie craft show in Downtown Davenport and the $2 suggested donation goes toward the amazing... Read More

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

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

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