A Taste of Rockford to be nine times bigger than last year

This group of artists includes nearly all of the 29 who jumped on board the ArtCapsule contest’s first year.

Grand finale of ArtCapsule this Saturday—all over town  For those who enjoyed generous and delicious samples of Rockford restaurants last year, prepare to multiply your experience by nine. A Taste of Rockford will now take place inside or in front of nine local eateries rather than in one location. A Taste of Rockford, live music […]

Art, food and music to be featured next week

Rockford’s second annual ArtCapsule event begins Monday, August 1, in downtown Rockford with artwork displayed in a variety of stores and shops. Artists work should reflect the the City of Rockford. The event, a cooperative effort between the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, will feature photography, paintings, two and […]

Students invited to 2011 Arts Camp

ArtsCamp

Experience the magic of visual and performance arts The Rogue River Theatre, sponsored by Rockford Area Arts Commission, is holding the eighth annual Summer Theatre Arts Camp July 18-22 at North Rockford Middle School. Several children from the Rockford area schools entered the camp’s t-shirt contest for best design to be used on the 2011 […]

RAAC holds fundraiser at Barnes & Noble

On Friday, April 1, the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC) will hold a fundraiser at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Woodland Mall, where 10 percent of anything purchased in the store will benefit the arts in Rockford. If you’re looking for something to do during spring break, stop in and buy a latte and […]

City plaque honors ‘Water Dance’ sculptor

Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL Recently the City of Rockford installed a plaque recognizing Steve Anderson of Anderson’s Metal Sculpture. Squire readers will recall last May’s installation of the beautiful stainless steel “Water Dance” sculpture on the face of the Rockford Dam. Located above the three-fish sculpture, the plaque honors the sculptor for his work […]