Mom’s know that not everything arrives on it’s due date, but it’s better late than never! Most of us are past the age where macaroni art will suffice for a present (specially if it’s a late gift!), so take your mom out … Continued
The sun is shining & spring is finally here! 🐣🌷☀️🐇 Join us for Third Thursday and hop around downtown with friends. We’ve compiled all the Downtown Davenport deals happening the Third Thursday in April. It changes every month! Participating businesses … Continued
Longtime WVIK listeners might remember the program Art Talks. It was hosted by the late Bruce Carter and featured interviews with local painters, musicians, and writers. Now, as part of our efforts to enhance coverage of the local art scene, we’ll … Continued
If you’re checking to see if downtown Davenport’s newest bar and restaurant is hoppin’, don’t just look for cars in the parking lot. At Ruby’s Beers, Bikes & Brats, which opened on Sept. 1 at 429 E. 3rd St., you … Continued
“A football game and family time were the initial reasons for my trip to Austin, Texas, last week. But after hearing so much about the city’s booming music scene, I made it my mission to go to a show one … Continued
“Labor Day weekend is here and summer draws to a close. But we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the season just yet. Throughout the weekend, we’ll be giving you a look back at the summer that was. This … Continued
“Standing on the Adler Theatre stage last Saturday, Bret Dale had one minute and a microphone. Before Ben Folds performed, as part of the inaugural Alternating Currents festival, Dale wanted to honor the Quad-City music icon Ellis Kell.” Read the … Continued
Davenport’s original skyscraper is rising again as The Current Iowa hotel. In the former Putnam Building at Second and Main streets, Amrit and Amy Gill’s Restoration St. Louis has renovated a tired downtown office building into a modern luxury hotel that … Continued
By many jazz experts’ accounts, the genre had two grandfathers, separated by a little less than a thousand miles along the Mississippi River: Louis Armstrong, in New Orleans, and Leon Bismarck “Bix” Beiderbecke in Davenport, Iowa. They both played the cornet, … Continued
If you haven’t noticed all the new development around the Quad-City Times Bix 7 course, you may want to take another look. Read the full story here.
DAVENPORT — The sleek, stylish Current Iowa hotel, 215 Main St., is as much a sprawling modern-art gallery as it is the area’s newest travel and culinary destination. The $35-million yearlong transformation of the 1912 Putnam Building (designed by famed … Continued
Following last month’s announcement that River Roots Live will not return for its 13th year this August, the Downtown Davenport Partnership has fielded questions about the outdoor festival’s replacement, Alternating Currents. “Everyone knew about River Roots Live,” Kyle Carter, executive … Continued
A trilingual yard sign that began popping up in communities across the country after the U.S. presidential election has made its way to the Quad-Cities. Read the full story here. Photo Credit: Jack Cullen (Quad-City Times)
As an abstract impressionist painter, Regan Hatfield typically clings to his serenity while he works. But the Quad-City artist has, in recent years, grown accustomed to having an audience. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: John Schultz (Quad-City Times)
Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP) is excited to announce the inaugural Alternating Currents festival; the two-day event will take place the weekend of Aug. 25 and 26, replacing River Roots Live. Throughout the weekend, a dozen venues across downtown will … Continued
The 1910 historic Putnam building in downtown Davenport will soon complete renovations and be transformed into a building called The Current, Iowa. Read the full story here.
At the Peace, Love & the Joy of Music: Ellis Kell Family Benefit Concert slated for Saturday at the RiverCenter, Davenport, dozens of area musicians will take the stage to honor Kell, the Quad-City icon who died in December. … Continued
Ice sculptors created an ice storm of their own Saturday as they sawed and chipped away on huge blocks of ice to create a medieval winter wonderland at Davenport’s Freight House. Read the full article here. Photo Credit: Jeff … Continued
Downtown Davenport’s very own Figge Art Museum receives national recognition with one of the “must-see” exhibits this summer.
The Quad-Cities largest homecoming party was another success this year, as the 45th annual Street Fest filled 2nd St from Ripley to Brady.
Davenport Today – When renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield took on his first-ever American architectural commission more than a decade ago in Davenport, he was flummoxed by the contrast between the city’s downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. Read more on his … Continued
Dispatch Argus – Nine years ago, Sean Moeller set out to create his “dream job,” and Daytrotter was born. Today, more than 5,000 recording sessions later, it seems there is no stopping the music powerhouse. Read more here… *photo provided by The Dispatch
Davenport Today- The vivid and brightly-colored murals on the Freight House have been visible for days, but the art was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting Friday. Congratulations to the artists! Read more here… (photo from Davenport Today)
“Submarine” Commander: “Yellow Submarine” Animator Ron Campbell, July 17 and 18 at Bucktown Center for the Arts
River Cities Reader– “When I was a child in Australia,” says 75-year-old Ron Campbell, “the way you saw cartoons was you went to the movies on Saturday afternoons, which was the way the movie industry catered to the children’s audience. We … Continued
Davenport Today– The latest piece of public art in the downtown will be celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a vibrant mural at 5th and Ripley streets. Read more here… *photo provided by Davenport Today