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Crafted QC Holding First Sidewalk Sale Saturday

June 19th, 2020

Crafted QC is having their first ever  Sidewalk Sale Saturday, June 20, 10:30 AM-6 PM! Crafty items, our yarn sale, and more to be found! Make sure to click this link and respond to the event because we’re going to post some pre-sale items. (We have furniture and other treasures we don’t want to lug outside because we’re getting old and everything hurts.) The many options to shop include: • Order online (pickup curbside or walk-in and grab it) • Pre-shop the Sidewalk Sale • Shop the actual real life Sidewalk Sale • Visit us in store PLUS, as a thank you, take 20% off... Read More

Downtown Davenport’s Crafted Q-C Is Opening Tomorrow!

May 19th, 2020

Crafted QC is opening up again! The quirky, fun, downtown Davenport shop at 221 E. 2nd St., will open its doors tomorrow. The shop released the following email today: Two months. We’ve been closed for over two months. There have been tears, there have been times I’ve been ready to throw in the towel, there’s been fear. But there’s also been a lot of love. There have been lots of great notes from customers encouraging us on. There was a great response to our Drive-Thru events which helped to pay the bills. I’ll forever be grateful for that. It feels like a new chapter.... Read More

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

April 24th, 2020

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

For Quad-Citians Who Love Lamps, Rock Island Shop Has Got The Skeleton Key

April 18th, 2020

If, like Brick Tamblin, you love lamp, or, if you just love lamps, Rock Island shop Skeleton Key Art and Antiques has got something to light up your life. As previously reported here on QuadCities.com, the once hidden hobby of Lamp Aficionados displaying their amor for the luminous decor has been illuminated in the mainstream during this time of covid sequestering. Probably because we need lamps now more than ever, and it’s only appropriate we show our love for our lampy partners. Brandy Clark VandeWalle, owner and operator of Skeleton Key, and such a tease, wantonly dropped a whole buncha... Read More

Skeleton Key Celebrating Fifth Birthday!

August 8th, 2018

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