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Spring Beaux Arts Fair Returns to Davenport Fairgrounds This Weekend

May 7th, 2021

The 68th bi-annual Beaux Arts Fair returns to the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair is free to the public and is held rain or shine each May and September. The Beaux Arts Fund Committee, a non-profit group of volunteers, donates all proceeds to the Figge Art Museum to fund exhibitions and educational programs. No commissions will be charged. The last spring Beaux Arts Fair was held in May 2019 at the fairgrounds – when it moved there from outside the Figge in downtown Davenport, because... Read More

Beaux Arts Fair, Bad Hair, Divas And Douglas And Tucker: Your Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 6th, 2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our podcast, Weekend in 2 Minutes, running every Thursday on QuadCities.com! This week: Beaux Arts Fair, Bad Hair, and those Divas over there, plus karaoke, Danger Zone, Douglas and Tucker and more, in this week’s Weekend! Listen HERE.  Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Four. May and June.

December 30th, 2020

Two days left in 2020, and so, today and the past two days, it’s been time for our look back at the year that was in arts and entertainment, 2020. Every day between now and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, we’ll be posting stories painting the big picture on the year, a couple months each day. We hope you enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! Sunday we looked at January and February; Monday we hit March; Tuesday was April. Today, we have two installments. This morning, we showcase May and June, and later on this afternoon we’ll... Read More

Spring 2020 Beaux Arts Fair Goes Virtual

May 7th, 2020

Keep the Mother’s Day tradition going! The Spring 2020 Beaux Arts Fair is going VIRTUAL! As previously reported on QuadCities.com, the fair’s 114 local and regional artists will feature their handmade creations online at https://www.beauxartsfair.com/ on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10. Shoppers are asked to visit the “Meet the Artists” page, where they can peruse and purchase directly from the vendors. Walk through some of the area’s best craftspeople and fine-art creators. Price ranges are suitable for all, from art lovers to art collectors! Artists that have a flower by their name... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of May 3rd: Curbside Concerts, Arts Festivals, Movies and MORE!

May 3rd, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we’ll drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. As the current health situation in our country continues to force the cancellation of so many regularly scheduled events in the Quad Cities, we are once again... Read More

Quad-Cities Spring Beaux Arts Fair Going Virtual

April 25th, 2020

DAVENPORT – In this world of virtual reality we’re all living, this year’s Spring Beaux Arts Fair on May 9-10 is also entering cyberspace. For the first time in its 67-year history, the fair’s 114 local and regional artists will feature their handmade creations online at beauxartsfair.com. Shoppers are asked to visit the “Meet the Artists” page, where they can peruse and purchase directly from vendors. “This will be the first time the fair has gone virtual, but it is necessary given the current situation with Covid-19,” says Beaux Arts organizer Vicki Rocker. “It’s important... Read More

Fall 2019 Beaux Arts Fair at the Figge!

September 3rd, 2019

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The Fall 2019 Beaux Arts Fall Show is heading to the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) this Saturday Sep 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! The Midwest’s finest group of artists comes together to showcase quality art pieces just in time for early holiday shopping. Don’t forget to grab something... Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Beaux Arts Fair!

April 26th, 2019

Continue your Mother’s Day tradition this year with the largest Beaux Arts Fair! The Beaux Arts Spring Show will inspire all on Saturday May 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday May 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) on Bechtel Plaza and 2nd Street between Harrison and Brady. The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! Food vendors will also be available on 2nd Street. Musical entertainment and booth with children’s... Read More

Beaux Arts Fair Celebrates 65th Anniversary!

September 7th, 2018

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The Beaux Arts Fall Show is celebrating their 65th Anniversary at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St. Davenport) this Saturday Sep 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free! The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! Food vendors will also be available on 2nd Street. Musical entertainment and booth with children’s activities will provide enjoyment... Read More

Beaux Arts Hits The Figge

May 9th, 2018

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The 65th Annual Beaux Arts Fall Show is heading to the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) this Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Bechtel Plaza will be filled to the brim with premier art, including hand-woven textiles, paintings, jewelry, pottery, woodworking, sculptures, stained glass and much more! Food vendors will also be available on 2nd Street from Harrison to Main. Parking is available in the two parking ramps as well as on the street. Musical entertainment and booth with... Read More