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Rock Island Artists Market Splashes In This Weekend

June 24th, 2021
Rock Island Artists Market Splashes In This Weekend

The Rock Island Artists’ Market has announced it will be hosting two events for the 2021 season. Join local artists, makers, and growers on Sunday, June 27th and August 29th from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Applications are now being accepted for vendors. Interested artists can find more information and the application form under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours.... Read More

Rock Island Artists Market Hosting Summer Events For Quad-Cities Creators

May 17th, 2021
Rock Island Artists Market Hosting Summer Events For Quad-Cities Creators

The Rock Island Artists’ Market has announced it will be hosting two events for the 2021 season. Join local artists, makers, and growers on Sunday, June 27th and August 29th from 12 to 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL. This outdoor event is free to the public, and family friendly. Applications are now being accepted for vendors. Interested artists can find more information and the application form under the “Rock Island Artists’ Market” tab on Skeleton Key’s website, www.skeletonkeyqc.com, or in person during regular store hours.... Read More

Skeleton Key Art And Antiques Adding New Local Artists This Weekend

September 18th, 2020
Skeleton Key Art And Antiques Adding New Local Artists This Weekend

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques of Rock Island is hosting additional Quad Cities artists this Saturday, September 19th. The family-friendly pop-up shopping will take place from 10 am – 5 pm in the parking lot of Skeleton Key at 520 18th Street, Rock Island. In addition to the 80+ local antique dealers, artists and makers with goods normally available at Skeleton Key, this Saturday shoppers can find local artists Carolyn Krueger, Glen Lowry, Stephanie Canterbury, and Mindy Mathews of High Strung by 3M. In addition, artist and Skeleton Key co-owner John VandeWalle will be unveiling a number of... Read More

Wallessance Coming To Skeleton Key In Rock Island Saturday!

September 16th, 2020
Wallessance Coming To Skeleton Key In Rock Island Saturday!

Looking for some awesome art and decor for your home? You NEED to come to Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, 520 18th Street, Rock Island, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for WALLESSANCE! As the good folks at Skeleton Key put on their business page: “Normally, the third weekend in September means you can find us selling John VandeWalle’s sculptures at one of our favorite Quad City events, Riverssance. Unfortunately, Riverssance has been cancelled for the year, so we’ve decided to make our very own small event for the weekend, and we’re affectionately calling it Wallessance. Join John... 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

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

April 18th, 2020
For Quad-Citians Who Love Lamps, Rock Island Shop Has Got The Skeleton Key

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

Take That Dam Shopping Trip!

November 28th, 2019
Take That Dam Shopping Trip!

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
Shop Local With That Dam Shopping Trip!

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

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

Artists’ Market Heading to Skeleton Key

June 8th, 2018
Artists' Market Heading to Skeleton Key

The time has arrived! It’s officially time to kick off the 2018 Rock Island Artists’ Market season! The highly anticipated 3rd season of the Rock Island Artists’ Market will begin this Sunday Jun 10 from 12-4 p.m. and will continue every second Sunday of each month, in the Skeleton Key Art and Antiques (520 18th Street Rock Island) parking lot. Come peruse and purchase local art, hand-crafted items and locally grown treats at this one-of-a-kind open-air artists’ market. Each month will feature live music and a different blend of vendors. Enjoy live music from Roger Carlson in the month... Read More