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Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

August 2nd, 2019

Coming to DeSoto Studio in Rock Island for the month of August 2019 is”QC Icons and Landmarks The Art Of Jon Burns,”A collection of new work from Moline, Illinois native Jon Burns. The opening reception at the gallery, 2324 3rd Ave Rock Island (Enter through alley), is 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 2, and the closing reception will be Friday, August 30. Jon Burns is an artist and musician living and working in the Quad Cities IA/IL region. He has shown art at several galleries around the Q.C. including The Artery, Bucktown, Rozz Tox, Midcoast Gallery West, Peanut Gallery, Mode Art Gallery,... Read More

Hairbangers Ball and Corporate Rock Coming to The District!

July 17th, 2019

Grab your spandex and start teasing your hair now! Hairbangers Ball is heading to the Quad Cities! Hairbangers Ball will be rocking the District of Rock Island, along with special guest Corporate Rock, for Daiquiri Factory’s 15th Anniversary and RIBCO’s 40th Anniversary Party! The fun will happen on the stage outside of Daiquiri Factory (1809 2nd Ave Rock Island) on Saturday Jul 20. Gates open at 7 p.m. Admission for this all ages show is just $10. Hairbanger’s Ball was established out of Chicago in 2001. What started off as a “What If” idea quickly turned this band into one of the most... Read More

Rock Island Artists Market This Sunday

July 12th, 2019

The July Rock Island Artists’ Market is this Sunday, July 14. The family-friendly market will take place from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will repeat on the second Sunday of each month through October. Admission to the market is free. Shoppers can expect to find a variety of art, local produce, handcrafted goods and more, all sold by the artists, creators and growers. The July market will feature food and drinks by Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar and Grill, popcorn by G’s Popcorn of Moline, and music by Roger Carlson. Patrons who... Read More

Jon Burns Brings Iconic Imagery To DeSoto Studio

July 9th, 2019

Coming to DeSoto Studio in Rock Island for the month of August 2019 is”QC Icons and Landmarks The Art Of Jon Burns,”A collection of new work from Moline, Illinois native Jon Burns. The opening reception at the gallery, 2324 3rd Ave Rock Island (Enter through alley), is 6-10 p.m. Friday, August 2, and the closing reception will be Friday, August 30. Jon Burns is an artist and musician living and working in the Quad Cities IA/IL region. He has shown art at several galleries around the Q.C. including The Artery, Bucktown, Rozz Tox, Midcoast Gallery West, Peanut Gallery, Mode Art Gallery,... Read More

Rainbow Rises Over Quad-Cities With Q-C Pride Week

June 26th, 2019

A colorful rainbow of activities and fun has risen over the Quad-Cities during Q-C Pride Week! The panorama of events kicked off last Saturday with the Q-C Pride Parade, and continues on through the week with the Pink Squirrel Pub Crawl Wednesday and Thursday night in downtown Davenport and Rock Island. For more information, check out QuadCities.com, as we are once again a proud sponsor of Q-C Pride Week!    Read More

Support the Red Cross at A Taste on the River 2019

June 17th, 2019

Whenever there is an unfortunate disaster or crisis, one organization of helpful and compassionate volunteers is always there for support. The American Red Cross. Now you have an opportunity to give back and help support them. Celebrate the first day of summer this Friday Jun 21 from 6 – 10 p.m. at A Taste on the River 2019, which will take place at Schwiebert Riverfront Park (1st Avenue Downtown Rock Island). Taste incredible cuisine prepared by the area’s top chefs, and vote for your favorite. Chefs will be competing for the title of 2019 A Taste on the River Top Chef. Who will win this year,... Read More

Take A Trip to New Orleans Without Leaving the Quad Cities at Gumbo Ya Ya!

June 5th, 2019

Catch the spirit and energy of ‘The French Quarter’ in downtown Rock Island this weekend! For the 27th consecutive year, Gumbo Ya Ya returns to downtown Rock Island this Saturday Jun 8! Gates open at 4 p.m. Zydeco and Jazz bands will tantalize your ears, while Cajun spiced food will heat up your taste buds. Bead tosses, confetti, feather masks, feather boas, and Jumer’s showgirls will complete the Mardi Gras theme. New this year, outdoor dueling pianos will be available for your listening pleasure in the Voodoo Lounge. Two sets will take place, the first from 5 – 6:30 p.m. and the second... Read More

Do Some Hoppin’ and Shoppin’ in the Quad Cities!

March 27th, 2019

Are you ready for some hoppin’ and shoppin’ this weekend? The first ever Bi-State Bunny Hop happens this Saturday Mar 30 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout downtown Rock Island and Davenport. Fill those Easter baskets with some local shopping and fun! Downtown Rock Island and Davenport retailers will be opening their doors for a day of shopping, sales, and giveaways. Each participating store will be doing a MINIMUM drawing for a $50 gift certificate, but some will be doing much, much more! You can egg-spect major discounts, snacks and more as you fill those Easter baskets.   Here are this... Read More

The Manny Lopez Band Returns to Downtown Rock Island

January 10th, 2019

Looking for something to do this Friday night, in the Quad Cities? Then head on down to The Speakasy! The Manny Lopez Big Band returns to The Circa ’21 Speakeasy (1818 3rd Ave Rock Island) this Friday Jan 11. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Manny Lopez and his 13-piece big band will be performing all your favorites from such legendary artists as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini, and Stan Kenton, just to name a few! Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show. You can purchase tickets online at https://www.thecirca21speakeasy.com or by calling... Read More

Rock the Arts Lights Up Downtown Rock Island

December 4th, 2018

Rock the Arts will light up downtown Rock Island during a December art stroll happening at the Desoto building, The ARTery/MidCoast Gallery West and Quad City Arts. The three art sites will be open on Friday, December 7 during 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 8, from noon to 3 p.m. At Desoto, there will be demonstrations on woodworking by the Quad City Woodturners, outdoor raku firing with Joel Knanishu and intricate collage with Amber Williams. The Desoto studio will have a table where children can experiment with clay.  New for this event will be the collage demonstration by Amber Williams.... Read More

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