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Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

September 20th, 2021
Riverssance Festival Presents Annual Awards; Harley Award Goes to Sherry Case Maurer

Riverssance Festival of Fine Art came back strong in 2021! In its 33rd year, this outdoor event featured over 70 quality visual artists drawn from a national call for entries, live local music, food vendors, wine tasting, and a children’s art activity tent. The event took place in scenic Lindsay Park in the Village of East Davenport (Davenport, Iowa). As one of the premier arts festivals in Iowa, Riverssance is designed to showcase and support visual artists in our region while enhancing the cultural vibrancy of our community.  Sherry Case Maurer is the recipient of the 2021 Harley Award for... Read More

Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

September 18th, 2020
Experience Wallessance at Skeleton Key

Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find Skeleton Key Art and Antiques selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of their favorite Quad Cities events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so they’ve decided to make their very own small event for the weekend, and they’re affectionately calling it Wallessance! Join John, and maybe a bonus artist friend or two, in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 19, and noon to 4 pm on Sunday, September 20. For more... Read More

Feeling METAL? Rock Rock Island’s First Sculpture Drive-Thru!

April 24th, 2020
Feeling METAL? Rock Rock Island's First Sculpture Drive-Thru!

Feel like rockin’ some METAL? VandeWalle’s Metal Sculpture is holding the first local drive-thru sculpture market! You can pick up a cool new piece of artwork all from the safety of your car from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th St., Rock Island. “Spring is usually a very busy time of year for us, but this year sales are suffering with Skeleton Key closed,” said Brandy VandeWalle of Skeleton Key, partner and wife of sculptor John VandeWalle. “So what is a hardworking local artist with excess inventory supposed to do? We’re inviting... Read More

Skeleton Key Celebrating Fifth Birthday!

August 8th, 2018
Skeleton Key Celebrating Fifth Birthday!

The August installment of the Rock Island Artists’ Market is being held on Sunday, August 12 from 12-4 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques at 520 18th Street, Rock Island, and will double as the 5th birthday celebration of Skeleton Key. Skeleton Key Art and Antiques was opened August 1, 2013 by Brandy and John VandeWalle of Rock Island, and in 2016, Skeleton Key became the host of the Rock Island Artists’ Market. Skeleton Key sells a variety of local art, antiques, vintage, and locally crafted items spread out over 5,000 square foot. They are open five days a week, Wednesday –... Read More