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Arts & Culture

Bucktown is Back

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Bucktown Center for the Arts
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225 East Second Street, Davenport
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Credit Bucktown Center for the Arts
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Another casualty of the flood in downtown Davenport is finally able to welcome customers again. On Wednesday, the Bucktown Center for the Arts on East Second Street re-opened. 

Sherry Maurer, executive director of MidCoast Fine Arts which runs the center, says it hurt to be closed for 2 1/2 months. 

"We have a lot of summer traffic because we're in between two major hotels, and with the Bix happening shortly. So for us, tourism is important and it impacted the other businesses around us. "

On April 30th, the city's temporary floodwall along River Drive failed, less than a block from Bucktown, and floodwater filled the basement, almost to the first floor. Maurer says MidCoast lost about 18,000 dollars worth of art supplies, and then the city required an updating of the electrical and fire alarm systems.

Usually about 50 artists are exhibiting and selling their works in Bucktown. Hours are 11 to 6, Wednesday through Saturday. 

It'll hold a fund-raiser Saturday night at Radicle Effect Brewerks in Rock Island - at 31st Street and 14th Avenue.