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Davenport’s Figge Art Museum Holding Art Talk This Week

January 29th, 2023
Davenport's Figge Art Museum Holding Art Talk This Week

𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery starting Jan. 28 and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository to carry away pain and burdens. Above 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭 glowing papier mache orbs will be suspended, representing hope, gratitude and spiritual... Read More

New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

January 27th, 2023
New Exhibit Opening at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum

𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗝𝗔𝗡𝗨𝗔𝗥𝗬 𝟮𝟴 – Zaiga Minka Thorson: 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘓𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 — 𝗭𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗮 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗮 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻: 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨 will be on view in the Figge’s first floor Gildehaus Gallery and includes 18 new paintings and a site-specific installation of 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘝𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘭, a suspended boat made of wire and fabric, serving as a repository... Read More

Find Cool Events This Week In Illinois And Iowa In The FUN10!

January 22nd, 2023
Find Cool Events This Week In Illinois And Iowa In The FUN10!

Looking for FUN in Illinois and Iowa this week? Well, look no further! Check out the Fun10 for the Quad-Cities of Illinois and Iowa! Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com! Every Sunday, we 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... Read More

Iowa Creative Arts Academy Seeking Applicants

January 10th, 2023
Iowa Creative Arts Academy Seeking Applicants

Interested in applying to Iowa’s Creative Arts Academy in Davenport? What is the CAA looking for in its students? Enthusiasm for the arts and their chosen art form Ability to take instruction and constructive criticism Willingness to experiment, take risks, and learn from setbacks The CAA will be admitting 7 – 12th graders for the upcoming school year! Auditions for the Academy will be held on the last weekend of January and first weekend of February for the following school year. We will hold other auditions for students who apply outside that time. All applicants must fill out... Read More

Iowa Gov. Reynolds Announces $9.6 Million In New Grants And Projects For Davenport

December 12th, 2022
Iowa Gov. Reynolds Announces $9.6 Million In New Grants And Projects For Davenport

Today it was announced by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds that $9.6 million will be invested in Davenport through the Iowa Economic Development Authority’s Destination Iowa Creative Placemaking Fund for a series of signature projects along the Davenport riverfront to enhance the experience for residents and visitors. The City of Davenport’s project, in coordination with the Figge Art Museum, will include the following improvements at Main Street Landing: Installation of a high-intensity, multi-generational experience zone that will include, but is not limited to, a signature tower structure,... Read More

Rock Island School Students Stay Engaged With Fun Fall Programs

November 1st, 2022
Rock Island School Students Stay Engaged With Fun Fall Programs

More than 100 students participated in Spring Forward’s Fall Intersession Camps! The camps were offered to any student in the district in grades 1st through 6th at no cost to them. During the first week of Fall Intersession (Oct. 3-Oct.7), students were able to choose between four fun, hands-on camps. They could learn art with the Figge Art Museum, science and nature with the Putnam Museum and Nahant Marsh Education Center, or Basketball and Swimming with Rock Island Parks & Recreation. This was a great opportunity for students to still be engaged over fall break and have fun doing so!  Read More

Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

September 10th, 2022
Beaux Arts Fair Hits Davenport’s Figge September 10-11

There will be much fun on Figge Plaza for the fall Beaux Arts Fair September 10 and 11! Enjoy a variety of art vendors as well as free Spin Art on the Bechtel Plaza each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum admission will be FREE to all on both Saturday and Sunday. Beaux Arts Fair Saturday, September 10: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, September 11: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.beauxartsfair.com.  Read More

Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

June 5th, 2022
Quad Cities Museum Week Kicks Off Today

Celebrate the 7th year of this annual June event in the Quad Cities. Museum Week was created to celebrate our region’s museums, their amazing collections, stories, history, and their importance to the QC. The Quad Cities is home to more than 10 museums and each one offers something completely different to appeal to a variety of audiences and ages. During Quad Cities Museum Week, local museums offer discounts, special events/exhibits, or tours, making it the perfect time for families and friends to get out and explore.  Each museum experience is different and unique. Come on out and explore! ... Read More

‘America’s Lost Landscape’ Documentary Screening Today At Davenport’s Figge Museum

June 4th, 2022
'America's Lost Landscape' Documentary Screening Today At Davenport's Figge Museum

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More

America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Screens June 4

May 29th, 2022
America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie Screens June 4

Film Director David O’Shields will appear with his award-winning documentary “America’s Lost Landscape: The Tallgrass Prairie” for a special Truth First Film Alliance presentation at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m. O’Shields will take part in a Talkback session following the 60-minute film. The special National Prairie Day event is FREE to the public and sponsored by Living Lands and Waters, Produce Iowa, and the Northwest Illinois Film Office. Visit TruthFirstFilmAlliance.org for more info.  Read More