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
“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
Bigger and busier than ever, Street Fest took over downtown Davenport this past weekend closing off July with barbecue and live music. Read the full story here. Photo Credit : Meg McLaughlin (QC- Online)
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
DAVENPORT, Iowa — A luxury, boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar and restaurant has opened in downtown Davenport. On Wednesday, July 26, developers and city leaders cut the ribbon on The Current Iowa. Read the full story.
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.
The Downtown Davenport Partnership is a huge fan of incorporating the newest and best forms of salesmanship at the annual Street Fest. For years, Street Fest has hosted traveling vendors who spend their summers jumping from festival to festival, and … Continued
*in chronological order* Kickoff to BIX Weekend Party! Join the team at Coworkqc for an early bird Bix party! Tonight, from 5-8pm, stop in for a happy hour or full night of cocktails, apps, swag, music and more! CINEMA … Continued
It’s time to celebrate Independence Day! We all know the night before the 4th is the ideal day to really celebrate, and downtown has the perfect parties for you! Red White and Boom This annual July 3rd event takes place … Continued
For most of her adult life, Missy Carter did what was expected. She went to college and got “big girl jobs” in private security and real estate. In the back of her mind, Carter knew she wanted something more. … Continued
Investing in the community’s core. Davenport’s downtown has seen plenty of changes over the last few years with major efforts to bring more people to live, work, and visit. See the full story here.
The Tip of the Iceberg: Alternating Currents Joins a Crop of New Festivals Highlighting a Vibrant Music Community
It was a sign of the times when the Downtown Davenport Partnership announced last month that it would replace the River Roots Live outdoor music festival – after a 12-year run – with a multi-venue indoor festival called Alternating Currents. … Continued
During opening day of the Freight House Farmers Market’s outdoor season on Saturday, there were plenty of new foods to sample and old favorites to revisit. One thing’s for sure: There’s a story behind every vendor. Read on for a … Continued
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)
The list of cool new businesses coming to downtown Davenport just keeps on growing. Within the next few weeks, work is expected to begin on building a bicycle/beer/brats store as well as a separate panini sandwich shop in a vacant building … Continued
Opening day for food trucks in Davenport turned out to be a hit. Several vendors ended up having to turn people away because they sold out. Get the full story here.
If the city of Davenport’s pilot food truck program was an indication, expect lines at Bechtel Park Tuesday afternoon through evening. Read the full story 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
Over the course of the next two months, there will be vital construction occurring downtown. Unfortunately, this also means traffic congestion. Starting on April 3rd, the two west/left lanes of Brady St. (from River Dr. to 7th St) will be … Continued
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching quickly and we have your guide to downtown for the festivities! The Grand Parade will start in Rock Island at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and make it’s way over to Davenport. Practice the words to … Continued
EVENTS ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP – Summer, 2017 Downtown Davenport Partnership (DDP), a division of the Quad Cities Chamber, is seeking college students interested in enhancing their education and experience in event planning, marketing, and implementation. This internship position offers hands-on experience … 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.
The Downtown Davenport Partnership presented the fifth annual Icetravaganza on Saturday at the Freight House on River Drive. Read the full article here.
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
The City of Davenport is hungry for food trucks. After implementing a successful six-week pilot program, the city has crafted an ordinance that will permit mobile food vendors in designated city right of ways and zones in the near future. … Continued