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Enjoy Free Family Day At The Figge

November 17th, 2017

Downtown Davenport will be busting with activities this Saturday morning. Why not enjoy a free family-friendly event at the Figge? Free Family Day at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St Davenport) will be held this Saturday Nov 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come celebrate the new exhibitions at the Figge with a variety of hands-on projects and experiences for both kids and adults! Projects will be offered in three different studios. Studio 2 will be focusing on another Students Rebuild project. In Studio 3, you will be able to create your own impressionist art with oil pastels. Studio 4 will provide... Read More

Come Prepared For A Healing Experience At Figge Yoga

November 11th, 2017

This time of year, schedules get busier and life can feel more overwhelming. As the weather gets colder, those aches and pains can also rear their ugly heads. So why not take advantage of an amazing and free program to help with relaxation techniques and healthy lifestyle tips? Howard Health Quarters is at it again with another amazing Free Community Yoga event! This one of a kind Yoga presentation will be held at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St Davenport) on Saturday Nov 11 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This session, designed for all levels of skill, will be instructed by the one and only, Aaron... Read More

Beaux Arts Falls Into Figge This Weekend

September 7th, 2017

For all things artistic in the Quad Cities, head down to the Figge this weekend! The Beaux Arts Fall Show is heading to Davenport this Saturday Sep 9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Sep 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free! The Figge 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. Metered parking is free both days! Musical entertainment... Read More

Goth Beach Party Haunting Figge Sunday

July 22nd, 2017

Are you in the mood for a night of high-energy live music? Then you will not want to miss this weekend’s Goth Beach Party! Safe Harbor Records and Promotions and The Island- QC DIY Music Venue are hosting their Goth Beach Party this Sunday July 23 at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport). Doors open at 6 and the cost for entry will be $5-$10. Some amazing and upbeat bands from Omaha will be gracing us with their presence. Currently the line-up includes CBN, Effluviam (https://effluvium00.bandcamp.com/album/effluvium-2), Cult Play (https://cultplay.bandcamp.com/album/monomanic-ep)... Read More

QC Junetopia Bursting With Fun Across Two States

June 15th, 2017

How would you like to be involved in an annual community-strengthening event while enjoying local music, comedy and more? Well, now you can do just that. The 3rd Annual QC Junetopia is a 3-Day event that will take part in two different cities, in two different states, and in five different venues from June 16-18. QC Junetopia features a variety of creative endeavors from within the QC and beyond. Tickets are only $13 for a one-day pass, or $25 for a three-day pass. Tickets can be purchased on-line at http://qcjunetopia3.brownpapertickets.com/. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day... Read More

Living Proof Full Circle Project Turns Pain Into Art

April 7th, 2017

Sometimes the best way to deal with a painful experience or journey, is to transform that pain into comfort. That is exactly what Living Proof Exhibit specializes in. Living Proof Exhibit provides the therapeutic benefits of the arts to those impacted by cancer. This includes patients, survivors, families and caregivers. On Saturday April 8, anyone impacted by cancer can join Living Proof Exhibit at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) for Full Circle Project. This FREE class will allow individuals to cut up those unappealing hospital gowns, turn those gowns into pulp, change the pulp... Read More

Horror Leaps Out Of Darkness Into Spotlight In Germans In Film Series

August 26th, 2016

The last shows in the “Germans in Hollywood-Film & Lecture Series” are guaranteed to scare up plenty of interest among horror fans. “American Horror Story” (2011-2016), “Nosferatu” (1922) and “Freaks” (1932) will all be presented beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, August 28. Admission is $5 at the Figge Art Museum, John Deere Auditorium. Benjamin Mier-Cruz will present this final installment of the Film & Lecture Series focused on the fantasy and horror genre. He will discuss and compare this modern American television show with classic German noir and Austrian horror films,... Read More

Wilder Comedy ‘One, Two, Three’ Next To Unspool In Figge Film Series

August 12th, 2016

“One, Two, Three,” by the comedic film genius Billy Wilder is the next film to unspool in the Germans in Hollywood: Film & Lecture Series taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. `14 at the Figge Art Museum-John Deere Auditorium, downtown Davenport. The film will be presented and accompanied by a lecture by Augustana College German professor Lisa Seidlitz. Cost is $5 per person. “One, Two, Three” is a 1961 American comedy directed by WIlder. The film festures James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Lilo Pulver, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis, Leon Askin, Howard St. John, and others. In the film a... Read More

Winton’s Words Wind Wonderfully Into Figge’s Pecha Kucha Night

July 27th, 2016

Pecha Kucha sounds like something you’d catch in Pokemon Go or a trip to Tijuana, but it’s actually the Figge Art Museum’s monthly event wherein speakers speak on any subject for 400 seconds, with 20 slides timed at 20 seconds per slide. It’s a fun event and a chance to hear about diverse things — hobbies, nonprofit causes, poetry and fiction, etc. There are also $5 burger baskets that night. It is a great event. This Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Laura Winton will be kuchaing your attention with her pecha, and this past Monday, as she was live streaming Bernie Sanders’ speech... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Offers Fun For Families And More

June 22nd, 2016

Quad-Citians are encouraged to Discover the Mysteries of their local museums during Quad-Cities Museum Week June 18-26. Museums from across the Quad Cities region  are coming together for the second annual Quad-Cities Museum Week and patrons can enjoy this celebration of our region’s museums and participate in special activities, exhibits and promotions during this fun-filled week. New this year, each museum will feature a little known mystery about something at their museum. It could be part of their collection or even something about their building. It’s up to the attendees to check it out... Read More

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