Shopping gets ugly at Bucktown


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Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 2:05 pm
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Press release submitted by Pamela Crouch


(Davenport, Iowa) MidCoast Fine arts presents 'Shopping Gets Ugly' at Bucktown Center for the Arts Friday December 21, 2012 from 6-9PM at 225 E 2nd Street Davenport.. Put on your favorite "ugly" holiday sweater and shop the galleries of Bucktown on the final shopping Friday before Christmas. Vote for your favorite "ugly' sweater worn by a gallery owner for a chance to win a Bucktown gift basket.
Bucktown Center for the Arts currently houses 17 unique shops and studios featuring creative, unusual, and usable works of art for sale from more than 100 regional artists. Founded in July 2005, Bucktown has played an important role in the continued growth of downtown Davenport's Cultural Arts & Entertainment District.

Bucktown is a division of MidCoast Fine Arts, a leading Quad-City non-profit organization focused on stimulating our community's economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. For more information about MidCoast Fine Arts, please visit www.Midcoast.org.

















 



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