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Riverssance 2005: Art, Music, Comedy, and “Spirits” Soaring PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 18:00
Attendance for the 16th annual Riverssance Festival of Fine Art in 2003 – the first year the event was presented in conjunction with MidCoast Fine Arts – was estimated at about 15,000 people. But last year’s festival drew roughly 12,000 attendees, a number that Riverssance Director Larry DeVilbiss admits was well below expectations.

 
Balance and Weight Distinguish Bucktown Show PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 23 August 2005 18:00
Corrine Smith strikes me as being a very centered person. I say this because the overall theme I see in her current show – at the MidCoast Fine Arts’ Bucktown gallery until September 30 with sculptor Matt Moyer – is balance, even though she never uses this word in her artist statement.

 
Visual and Performance Art Thrive on Downtown’s Second Street PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 02 August 2005 18:00
Since the summer of 2000, when it attracted an estimated 2,000 visitors, MidCoast Fine Arts’ annual ArtStroll street festival has been the go-to event for both area artisans and connoisseurs of the arts, a union of not-for-profit arts and cultural organizations designed to showcase the quality and diversity within the Quad Cities’ art community.

 
Bucktown Offers Artists Recognition and Exposure PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard   
Tuesday, 19 July 2005 18:00
Area artists agree that the Bucktown Center on Second Street in downtown Davenport – which rents studio and gallery spaces to local artists – is a wonderful way to combine their vision and talent with the sophistication and tourist draw of the Figge Art Museum up the street.

 
Bringing Artists Under One Roof PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 July 2005 18:00
At the beginning of the 20th Century, the eastern part of Davenport’s downtown was called Bucktown and known for its vibrant nightlife – including more than three dozen brothels. It will soon be home to a different – and perfectly legal – sort of commerce: the work of roughly two dozen artists.

 
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