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Michelle Hargrave New Director At Figge Art Museum

October 5th, 2019

After an extensive nationwide search, The Figge Art Museum is pleased to announce that Michelle Hargrave will become Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the museum effective December 9, 2019. A museum professional with two decades of experience, Hargrave currently serves as the Deputy Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT. “Her extensive background growing cultural institutions will serve her well as she continues the growth and success of the Figge,” said Ken Koupal, President of the Figge Board of Trustees.  “Her experience and leadership... 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

TEDxDavenport Unlike Anything You’ve Experienced

March 10th, 2019

TEDxDavenport will be held at the Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd Street Davenport) in the John Deere Auditorium on Wednesday Mar 27. The event will kick off at 12 p.m. sharp and run through 5 p.m. with a networking intermission and a local craft brewery social hour following the conference. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, will feature local voices and TED Talks videos under the theme of SOLVE FOR X. TEDxDavenport is unlike any conference or networking event you’ve attended. You’ll engage with other open-minded idea-seekers in a half-day exploration of powerful ideas and unique... Read More

Looking For Cool Stuff To Do With The Kids Over Spring Break?

March 6th, 2019

The Rock Island/Milan School Break may be one week shorter than usual, but there are still plenty of things for kids, families and adults to do at Rock Island Libraries. Checking out a culture pass to the Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum, German-American Heritage Center or the Quad City Botanical Center is one option for a no-cost family getaway. The library also checks out family games and learning puzzles at its Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, and a collection of video game titles at all locations. Library visitors will also find a wide range of books, music, and movies, in both physical and... Read More

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

February 27th, 2019

Are you ready to kick off Mardi Gras week? The taste of New Orleans comes to the Quad Cities! The 7th Annual Cajun Cook-Off takes place this Tuesday Mar 5 from 5 – 8 p.m. at Rhythm City Casino (7077 Elmore Avenue Davenport). All proceeds benefit the Figge Art Museum. Local chefs will be stationed around the Event Center at the Rhythm City Casino where they will cook Cajun-inspired dishes for guests to sample and vote for their favorite. Participating restaurants include: Figge Cafe Rhythm City Casino Davenport Country Club Zeke’s Island Cafe Crow Valley Golf Club Grounds Department The... Read More

Figge Art Museum Renames Grand Lobby After Donation

October 16th, 2018

Figge Art Museum’s Grand Lobby has been renamed the Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby thanks to a generous gift from Quad City Bank & Trust.   “To have a Quad City Bank & Trust Grand Lobby is very special,” says Figge Executive Director Tim Schiffer. “They understand the importance of this museum in our community and are giving back to help us continue to bring art and people together – it’s very exciting.”   As the museum continues to grow, the Grand Lobby has become a gathering place not only for museum events, but also for local organizations and residents who rent... Read More

All Senses Festival is Back to Stimulate Your Senses!

September 23rd, 2018

The All Senses Festival is back for a 2nd year! This year’s sensory-satisfying festival will kick off on Tuesday Sep 25 and continue through Sunday Sep 30. All Senses Festival is a collaboration of several ongoing artistic endeavors combined under one umbrella: music, spoken word, film, an antique, craft and art fair, and much more. The festival incorporates multiple venues on both sides of the Mississippi River, taking place at The Figge Art Museum (225 W 2nd St. Davenport), Rock Island Brewing Company (1812-14 2nd Ave. Rock Island) and Rozz-Tox (2108 3rd Ave. Rock Island) over six days. Check... 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

Alternating Currents Rolling into Quad Cities

August 20th, 2018

After the success of last year’s event, Alternating Currents is returning to Downtown Davenport! Alternating Currents festival has expanded from two days to five days and will be happening this Thursday Aug 23 through Sunday Aug 26. Venues downtown Davenport will be hosting an impressive amount of live music, film screenings, comedians and visual artists. A dozen venues will offer free programming all weekend, both indoors and outdoors like OMG Becky Fest, Quad-City Arts Chalk Art Festival, Bucktown’s Final Friday and MUCH MORE! The festival will kick off on Thursday night at the Figge... Read More

Continue The Fun Showing QC Pride!

June 6th, 2018

QC Pride Week is in full swing and there are plenty of awesome and exciting activities coming up this weekend in conjunction with the annual event! Here’s the rundown of all the cool stuff going on through the weekend: Head to the Figge Art Museum on Thursday Jun 7 for a showing of the Emmy Nominated Documentary, “We Were Here.” Come learn about how the LGBT community came together and responded to the HIV epidemic. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at Thursday Jun 7 head to The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue Moline)... Read More