Deck the Downtowns promotions encourage you to eat, drink, shop and be merry in Downtown Rock Island. Deck the Downtowns Gift Guides This year we will showcase local Downtown Rock Island businesses on our Facebook Page. We will share all of the great...

You can’t go too far in downtown Rock Island without seeing The ARTery’s Carolyn Krueger at an arts event or finding out that she has helped create a scene that radiates outward from the quaint gallery space located at 1629...

WORDS & PICTURESQuad City Botanical CenterPhotography by Trent Foltz The Quad City Botanical Center invites you to come and explore Winter Nights Winter Lights – a winter garden in bloom, in lights! This extraordinary light display features over 80,000 shimmering, glimmering,...

WORDS & PICTURES Erik Reader The historic streets of downtown Rock Island are lined with magnificent structures full of rich architectural details. Whether you are visiting for the very first time or are a long-time resident, take time to stop, look up,...

WORDS & PICTURES Erik Reader Quietly perched in an unassuming third floor office in the Safety Building at 1800 3rd Avenue in downtown Rock Island sit two men overseeing four foundations that have had a philanthropic impact locally and throughout the region...

So much of the national conversation regarding downtown revitalization topics these days is centered around making places for people. It seems like a simple enough thought on the surface, however, somehow we have gotten so far away from that approach...

Peer pressure can be positive, too, so a number of Rock Island community partners are banding together to encourage everyone to read over summer by launching the Rock Town Reads "Show Us Your Book" social media campaign. Summer is an...