Nonprofits invited to throw in proposal for former court building

The City of Rockford will take proposals for a public use for the former 63rd District Court building, which is located across the parking lot from City Hall in downtown Rockford. “The county would like to have some sort of public use,” said City Manager Michael Young. “If it’s used for commercial, they want to […]

Art, music, nature at Art in the Park

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Take the opportunity to enjoy one of Rockford’s last summer festivals before the three weekends of Harvest Festival kick off the fall. On Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Rockford Area Arts Commission will be hosting its annual juried art sale and exhibition in Garden Club Park.   Organizer Susie Clements said […]

Torrey steps down after 30 years

After 30 years of service on the Rockford Area Arts Commission (RAAC), Joyce Torrey has decided it’s time to pass the paintbrush to someone new. During her tenure on the RAAC, she helped launch the Rogue River Blues Series, Celtic Fest, the Rockford Creative Arts Center, Rogue River Artists Association and the Rogue River Community […]

Food, Family, Fun – August 27, 2009

CREATIVITY—Noel Skiba painting during a past Art in the Park. Many artists create art during the day while visitors watch.

Art is more than paint and canvas Rockford Art in the Park a multi-media event Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 12, the first Saturday after Labor Day, and be sure to visit Garden Club Park by the dam in downtown Rockford. The juried art show—which includes no crafts—is a fine arts exhibition. For over […]

Huntington Rogue River Blues Series

The City of Rockford and the Rockford Area Arts Commission is pleased to announce that Huntington Bank is the proud sponsor of this year’s Huntington Rogue River Blues series. The Blues Series will once again provide the Rockford community with Tuesday evening concerts in downtown Rockford Garden Club Park from 7 to 9 p.m.  These […]