Wine-ArtW.jpgWINE & ART

Enjoy interesting, fun studio art activities paired with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres and great conversation during Wine & Art nights at the Figge. Featuring a different art medium each month, you’ll create finished art works to display in your home in these cool, casual studio sessions.

Valentine's Gifts with a Japanese Flair
6-8 pm Thursday, February 11
Instructor: Anna Ito

Japanese artist Anna Ito will teach you how to create a one-of-a-kind Valentine card and ornament using a brush calligraphy technique. Your creations will be the perfect gifts for that certain someone!!  Enjoy a special evening learning about Japanese art, culture and more.

Spring Celebration – Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Emily Majeski
6-8 pm Thursday, March 3

In ancient times, the blossoms on fruit and nut trees were considered sacred, holding the promise of life and abundance. For us, the bursts of color are a reminder of the eternal cycle of fresh starts, a recurring miracle of spring and new beginnings, offering the promise of sustenance as the year ripens. Join us for an evening of painting as we celebrate spring inspired by Van Gogh’s magical painting, Branches of an Almond Tree in Bloom.

Winter Be Gone! – Acrylic Painting
Instructor: Anna Pagnucci
6-8 pm Thursday, April 7

We'll say a colorful goodbye to winter in this fun, imaginative acrylic painting evening.  Artist Anna Pagnucci will supply an image as inspiration for students to paint a colorful, end-of-winter scene that opens the door to spring!  Add your own individual touches and twists of bright color to make your painting special!


Enjoy Thursdays at the Figge each week at the museum! Enjoy a drink at the bar while watching the eagles soar over the majestic Mississippi River. Stroll through galleries filled with art and experience one of our world-class traveling exhibitions. Join us for a lecture, a class, a performance or a special activity. Meet friends or bring your family—every Thursday at the Figge will offer a different experience, and admission is free. Most Thursdays begin at 5 pm with a cash bar and light snacks.


February 11
5:30 pm Exhibition reception with refreshments
7 pm Remarks in the Gallery

February 18
7 pm Artist Talk: Adam Reed Tucker

February 25
5 pm Sandwich Baskets
6:30 pm PechaKucha presentations

March 3
6 pm Dancers in Company
7 pm Curator Talk: Dale Fisher

March 10
7 pm Adele's Wish

March 17
7 pm Curator Talk: Robin Hill

March 24
5 pm $5 Sandwich Baskets
5:30 pm Mississippi River Music
7 pm Mississippi River Writers

March 31
6 pm Light refreshments
7 pm Artist Talk: Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki

April 7
5:30 Light refreshments
7 pm Artist Talk: Ladydrawers

April 14
7 pm Artist Talks: Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition Artists

April 21
5 pm $5 Sandwich Baskets
5:30 Silent Auction: GEMS Fundraiser
6:30 pm PechaKucha Night: WIU Faculty

April 28
7 pm Artist Talk: Benj Upchurch


Create something colorful, bold, and fun - take a studio art class. Double the fun and come with a friend! Learn more about adult studio art classes.



Learn more about Figge outreach programs for K-12 teachers, including The Big Picture, Museums Alive!, Art Lessons to Go and Study Tours.