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Boxing Dinosaurs And Horror Icons At Taste Buds

February 14th, 2017
Boxing Dinosaurs And Horror Icons At Taste Buds

Looking for some vibrant pictures for your home of anything from boxing dinosaurs to horror film icons? The fun, colorful artworks of Jackie Krebs will continue to be on display through Thursday at atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. Krebs and over two dozen art aficionados were on hand for her opening night reception Feb. 3 and she was pleased at the outpouring of support. “It’s great to be a part of this, it’s exciting!” Krebs said. A new artist will be unveiled Friday at the Rock Island snack, candy and coffee shop, with opening receptions from 5 to 6 p.m. every other Friday.  Read More

Beetlejuice and Vincent Price? Krebs’ Fun Creepy Art Hits Taste Buds

February 2nd, 2017
Beetlejuice and Vincent Price? Krebs’ Fun Creepy Art Hits Taste Buds

You’ve gotta love an artist whose muses have included Beetlejuice and Vincent Price. Jackie Krebs, who has painted portraits of those two titans of horror films and more, is the new artist-in-residence at A Taste of Q-C Art beginning Friday, Feb. 3 atTaste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning at the opening reception for Krebs’ art at 5 p.m. Friday. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees,... Read More

Don’t Be Shy, Be Like Shy And Head To Taste of Q-C Art

January 27th, 2017
Don’t Be Shy, Be Like Shy And Head To Taste of Q-C Art

Shy Brewer was far from her name at her opening night for her new art show at Taste Buds in The District, Rock Island. The local artist was the first to exhibit her art at the new regular show A Taste of Q-C Art at the venue, and at her opening reception Jan. 20 she was all smiles, chatting it up with a variety of guests about her colorful paintings and landscapes. “It’s great, I’m so happy to see my artwork up and excited to see people come out to see it,” Brewer said. “I hope people come out and enjoy the show.” A Taste of Q-C Art will showcase a new local artist’s work every two... Read More

Don’t Be Shy, Check Out Shy’s Art At Taste Buds

January 19th, 2017
Don’t Be Shy, Check Out Shy’s Art At Taste Buds

You’re not going to want to be Shy about checking out the work of Shy Brewer. The local artist will bring her vibrant and colorful work to Taste Buds in downtown Rock Island as the inaugural creator exhibiting in A Taste of Quad-Cities Art. You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning Jan. 20 at Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees, candy and other snacks. Every other Friday, a new local... Read More

Taste of Q-C Art Coming To Taste Buds

January 6th, 2017
Taste of Q-C Art Coming To Taste Buds

You can get a taste of Quad-Cities art while getting a taste of some delicious snacks and beverages beginning Jan. 20 at Taste Buds, 150 16 ½ St., Rock Island. A Taste of Q-C Art is a new rotating art exhibit featuring area creators debuting at the Rock Island shop notable for its smoothies, coffees, candy and other snacks. Every other Friday, a new local artist will have their works exhibited on the walls of Taste Buds, and starting Jan. 20, every other Friday at 5 p.m. will be an opening reception for the new artist in which they’ll be able to talk about their works. Free refreshments will... Read More

Dam Shopping Trip Features QC Small Businesses Saturday

November 24th, 2016
Dam Shopping Trip Features QC Small Businesses Saturday

Is the Black Friday traffic too stressful? Do you prefer a more relaxed day of shopping that includes great deals? Then the 2nd annual “That Dam Shopping Trip” is something you’ll want to partake in. On Saturday, November 26th, small businesses from both sides of the dam will be holding sales, refreshments, and prizes on Small Business Saturday. The shops that will be participating in this event are: Skeleton Key Art and Antique, The ARTery, Vintage Varieties, Taste Buds and Gentry Boutique in Rock Island, and Abernathy’s, Crafted QC, The Full Kit, Bucktown and Riverbend Retro in Davenport.... Read More

Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday

November 17th, 2016
Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday

Renaissance Rock Island will celebrate three businesses with a rolling ribbon cutting on Friday, November 18th. J Wild Marketing, LLC is celebrating a year in the McKesson Lofts building with an official ribbon cutting. Avenue Studios opened at 100 19th Street earlier this year after relocating from another downtown Rock Island location. Taste Buds moved from the College Hill District to downtown Rock Island in August, and is celebrating with a ribbon cutting as well. Attendees will move from business to business during the rolling ribbon cutting, allowing them to see what each new business has... Read More