The headliner site for MidCoast, Bucktown Center for the Arts is made up of more than a dozen unique shops and studios where you can purchase creative, affordable, unusual and useable works of art.

We’re open 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and Final Fridays (last Friday of the month) until 9 p.m.) except during any closures listed on the Welcome page of this site. Bucktown was voted the top art dealer of 2019 and is a 5-year winner in the Locals Love Us program.


Visit us at our historic building in downtown Davenport, where you’ll find artists creating everything from their next great piece to workshops for both kids and adults.

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Individual studio information is below. Bucktown artists lease their spaces and their activities are not vetted or supervised by MidCoast Fine Arts beyond lease agreements. MidCoast staff will listen to any concerns made in person by appointment pertaining to a lease agreement.

Bucktown Center for the Arts

Suite 100
seven orchids
Owner: gwen ballard patton

Gwen Ballard Patton's drawings explore images of musicians, children's book illustrations and studies of plants and still lives.  She and her daughter, Rose Patton, share an interest in creating collapsible three-dimensional creations, such as "exploding boxes," pop-up greeting cards and a fully furnished doll house that folds into a flat box. Contact them for information about classes in painting, drawing and paper craft for children and adults (contacts listed above).

Suite 101 
Sunrise river gallery east
owners: Jane doty, J. Elias & Michelle servadio

Jane Doty (paintings) and Jim Elias (paintings and photography) are retired teachers and have teamed up with Muscatine photographer Michelle Servadio to offer a variety of types of images, especially derived from Midwestern sources.  

Suite 103 
MidCoast's Bucktown artists' market

Bucktown’s Artists’ Market provides rentable gallery spaces with exhibition casements, display cases and wall areas, starting at $40 per month.

A professional gallery manager, Tony Seabolt, oversees representation and sales. Over 25 area artists are represented with original works in jewelry, ceramics, drawings, painting in all media, fused and blown glass, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking, photography and fiber works.

Thanks to support from the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, the Regional Development Authority and the Scott County Regional Authority, MidCoast Fine Arts has renovated a 2,200 square foot storefront space into a sparkling new gallery. 

We thank Adolph's Mexican Foods for sponsoring artist Tony Seabolt for a month, and Russell Construction for sponsoring artist Becky Hausmann for a month.

Suite 103

Imagine That!

Owner: Jeanne O’Melia


Eclectic work in a wide range of media – watercolors, acrylic paintings, papier mâché, metal and found object sculptures, cyanotype prints and collages. 

Suite 104A

Owner: Kelvin Mason 

By appointment only. 


Artist' statement: "Proprietor of Subtopia Studios and Umbratica Gallery, Professor Kelvin Mason is a media-independent artist, designer, and educator currently at Augustana College where he acts as the coordinator of the Graphic Design Program and teaches printmaking, design, and photography courses. His current work involves digital imagery mapped onto virtual 3-D surfaces, and translated back into traditional oil paintings and prints. He has no cats."

suites 106 & 108


African American Council For The Arts


Coloring Between The Lines Kids' Art Program

Urban Exposure Summer Film Program

Films & A Conversation - movie night

Home To Wrapping Ourselves In God's Love -African American =Breast Cancer Support Group

suite 102A

Black Line Fine Art Studio & Gallery

Owner: Dan Johnson


Black Line Fine Art Studio & Gallery focuses on fusing organic elements with human figures, and is primarily executed on canvas using acrylics and ink. Influences range across art history, from Bosch and da Vinci to Beksinski and Pollock.

Life drawing classes with clothed models available.

Follow Black Line on Facebook and eBay.

Suite 205: Three Artists:
GMA Howze, LaToya Lewis and Laura Vincent-Arnold
GLH Galleries
Owner: Gma Howze

GLH Galleries welcomes you to browse works in a variety of media

by Black artists invited from around the world.

suite 200

The Wild Poppy

Owner: Karen Klingborg

Upcycled and handmade stuffed animals, purses, jewelry, clothing and dolls 

suite 201A

Estate of grace

Owner: Karolyn Williams


Karolyn Williams presents her creations in sewn linen clothing and repurposed jewelry, as well as casual, comfortable clothing by other designers. The shop has for sale antiques, fine French Provence soaps and Naked Bee products.