Ribbon cutting at QC Collective in The Shoppes on 2nd


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Press release submitted by The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District


What: Ribbon cutting at QC Collective to celebrate their new location in downtown Rock Island and being the first tenant in The Shoppes on 2nd, a retail incubator.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting will be the Grand Opening followed by Gallery Hop featuring live artist demonstrations, light refreshments and plenty of seasonal cheer.

When: Friday, December 7, 2012
4:00PM

Where: QC Collective, 1700 2nd Avenue, Suite 3, Rock Island, IL 61201

Who: Owners Sarah Ford and Andrew Skadberg, PhD, Rock Island city officials and community members will participate in the ribbon cutting.

Why: QC Collective, 1700 2nd Avenue Suite 3, Rock Island, is an innovative business that showcases retail items from over 55 local and regional artists. QC Collective features handmade products, artwork and gifts that are practical, functional and affordable. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

















 



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