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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

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

Artists’ Market Heading to Skeleton Key

June 8th, 2018

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

Hop Down To Antique Shop Hop

April 12th, 2018

Are you ready for some antique shopping and hopping? It’s time for the highly anticipated Antique Island Shop Hop in Rock Island! This Saturday Apr 14 (12-5 p.m.) and Sunday Apr 15 (12-4 p.m.)  eight Rock Island antique stores will be combining forces to give you an unforgettable shopping weekend, and the chance to win big in the process! Hop all over Antique Island, get a stamp at each location, and you’ll be entered to win $800 in gift certificates ($100 from each participating store)! You can start and end at whichever store you would like. No purchase is necessary to receive a stamp,... Read More

Gallery Hop And Open House Rockin’ Rock Island This Weekend!

May 4th, 2017

The District in downtown Rock Island is hoppin’ with activity this weekend! Starting at 6 p.m. Friday, the Gallery Hop offers free fun at a variety of venues until 10 p.m. See live musical performances, live comedy, live art being created, book readings, book signings, pottery, jewelry and more! The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored in part by your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! It’s no secret in the Quad Cities that Downtown Rock Island is a happening place filled with interesting and historical buildings. But have you ever wondered what was going... Read More

Eight Rock Island Antique Stores Put on Shop Hop

March 9th, 2017

Skeleton Key Art and Antiques announces a new “shop hop” style shopping event, Antique Island, taking place Saturday, March 11. Eight Rock Island antique stores will offer shopping, sales, refreshments, and prizes as they welcome shoppers to Rock Island, which has become the premier destination for antique shopping in the Quad-Cities. Skeleton Key Art and Antiques is being joined for this event by Fred & Ethel‘s, Vintage Varieties, More Than Antiques, Vintage Rose Antiques & Jewelry, G.V.’s Stuff, Dar Jac Antiques & Jewelry, and Jackson‘s Antiques.  Each of the eight participating... Read More

Hop into Holidays at Gallery Hop in Downtown Rock Island!

December 8th, 2016

Where else can you find everything from live music to live art displays to book signings to performance art to free drinks and food in an eclectic array of settings and get an evening’s worth of that entertainment all for free? Well, Gallery Hop. The bi-annual event in the District of Rock Island going on from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday features over 300 artists and performers showcased in over 20 locations throughout downtown Rock Island. The locations are not limited to art galleries; artists will exhibit in coffee shops, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues. Jewelry, photography, glass,... Read More

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