About The District
The District is a downtown neighborhood located along the banks of the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. Beautiful historic buildings, modern residential living, eclectic shopping, outstanding art galleries, vibrant nightlife, innovative dining options, and a jam-packed festival calendar have made The District synonymous with fun.
Although The District has become a geographical location in most people's minds, it also is a member-based organization.
The District is a non-profit merchants' association dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Rock Island. In 1992, businesses banded together to revitalize Downtown Rock Island - to make it the arts & entertainment destination of the region.
For more information about living downtown click here.
About Renaissance Rock Island
Renaissance Rock Island is the umbrella name for three inter-connected organizations dedicated to the revitalization of Rock Island.
- The Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District (The District) markets the downtown and is the producer of unique downtown events.
- Development Association of Rock Island or DARI focuses on commercial and industrial development and has a hard-earned reputation for the being the one that gets things done. It leads the development efforts downtown.
- Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation or GROWTH is a joint venture between DARI and the City of Rock Island. GROWTH is responsible for housing, neighborhood, and community marketing programs. Many of its housing programs have become national models.
For more information on Renaissance Rock Island visit www.LiveRI.com.
Meet the Staff
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