DAVENPORT, Iowa — Isabel Bloom of Davenport will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a four-day celebration from Feb. 17 to Feb. 20.
Isabel Bloom, who opened her first store in the Village of East Davenport in 1963, specialized in carving and developed a unique approach to her craft at the time. The idea was to cast the sculpture in concrete and finish it with greenish cement to resemble weathered bronze. garden sculpture.
Her work became popular and her business flourished even after her death in 2001.
The business is currently run by Donna Young, Cathy Nevins and Bill Barrett. Mr. Young is a former employee turned co-owner, and Mr. Barrett, now retired from the business, still retains a portion of the ownership.
Birthday celebrations include discounts on in-store merchandise and free shipping online. Guests who visit during the celebration will also have the chance to win door prizes, take a peek at new designs for 2023 and take part in special promotions.
Isabel Bloom also offers tours of the showroom where guests can see how production takes place behind the scenes.
On Friday, the Quad City Council honored the business with a special commemorative plaque celebrating its 60th anniversary. And on February 20th, a birthday cake will be served to celebrate Isabel Bloom’s 115th birthday.
Isabel Bloom is located at 736 Federal Street in Davenport. Click or tap here for more information about the business.
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