Rockin’ Rock Island Artists’ Market 2019

You don’t want to miss the 2019 Rock Island Artists’ Market.

“The artists’ market is community at its best. It’s a venue for local artists and vendors to share their work and it’s in Rock Island. There are jewelry vendors, snacks, produce vendors, clothing, accessories, pottery. You could find a gift for any friend or family member, something beautiful for yourself and produce for lunch or dinner that night. I love how friendly and excited everyone is at these events and Brandy VandeWalle is amazing, organized and a joy to be around,” shares Sarah McCoy, Rock Island resident.

Buy something: There are dozens of artists and makers showcasing their talents and offering items for sale.

Hear something: Live music by Roger Carlson and Mix 96 with a LIVE Remote.

Create something
: Become a maker in the  children’s art tent.

Taste something
: Food and beverages (including beer!) will be available from Kavanaugh’s Hilltop Bar & Grill and the Cool Beanz Coffee Coach.
Susan Krutsinger is one of many artists. She’s bringing new pourings, trivets, coasters, refrigerator magnets, and more.

Second Sunday of the month June – October from noon – 4 p.m.
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13

The market is set up at Skeleton Key Art at Antiques 520 18th Street, Rock Island, IL

Brandy VandeWalle, owner of Skeleton Key Art and Antiques, is really excited about the market for 2019:  “I host a lot of events every year, but the Rock Island Artists’ Market is very near and dear to my heart. It is such a great group of artists and makers, and I look forward to it all year long. I always kind of feel like it’s ‘the little market that could.’ We keep chugging away, expanding and adding more to the lineup every year, and I love the direction we’re heading.”

Whether you head by after church or on a weekend bike ride, make The Rock Island Artists’ Market part of  your second Sunday plans!



About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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