Portfolio Day - High School Students

Thursday, September 28 
9:30 am Portfolio preparation presentation
10 am Portfolio counseling
Admission is free!

Attention art students: Applying for scholar- ships and college admission? Visit one-on-one with professors from area colleges and receive tips, critiques and feedback about your portfolio. Representatives from several colleges and universities will be available.  

Contact Brian Allen at for more information.

Teen Anime Day

Noon-3 pm Saturday, October 21
Free Admission

If you are between 12 and 18 years old and a fan of anime and manga art, this special day is for you! The afternoon will include cos-play and People’s Choice award for best costume, a student manga art display (bring art you’ve made or draw something at the event), craft activities, a Japanese language and art lesson, video gaming sessions, books and items available for purchase from Books-A-Million, refreshments and lots more!

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Teen Anime Day is a collaboration with the Davenport Public Library, QC Anima-zing! and Books-A-Million.
For more information, call the Figge at 563.345.6635 or the Davenport Public Library at 563.888.4812.

Girls on Fire Conference

Thursday, November 16 and
Friday November 17

The Figge hosts Love Girls Magazine and partners for this day of empowerment focused on the capabilities, achievements and spirit of junior high and high school girls.

See the 2015 event video below:

T-Shirt Design Contest

The Figge is hosting a T-shirt design contest for high school students in the Quad-Cities area. The aim of the contest is to engage teens in the field of art and design by tapping into the hipness of T-shirt and DIY culture. The student whose design is selected will receive a cash prize, free T-shirts and a pizza silk-screening party with three friends—not to mention bragging rights! The limited-edition artist T-shirts will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, with all proceeds benefiting next year’s programsat the Figge.

Design submissions are due Saturday, December 9.

Contact Brian Allen at for more information.

Download a flyer with guidelines, dates and submission information.

T-Shirt Design Entry Form


Scouts at the Figge

Boy Scouts of all ages can have fun learning experiences while earning arts and crafts badges/patches at the Figge Art Museum. A guided tour of the Figge's permanent galleries and traveling exhibitions begins each workshop. See photos of scouts at the Figge.Learn more about Boy Scout programs

For more information about programs for Girl Scouts, visit the Girl Scout website or contact Ashley Arnold at or 309.788.0833 x308.


Birthday Fun at the Figge!

Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equiped to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Complete the registration form.

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2017 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship

Since 2000, the Brand Boeshaar Scholarship Program has awarded $576,000 to graduating seniors in eastern Iowa and western Illinois who wish to study fine arts, design or art education in college.

To be considered for one of four prestigious $12,000 scholarships, applicants must submit a completed application, high school transcript, two letters of support and a portfolio of 12 works. The program is funded by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund, managed by the Figge Education Department and administered by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.

The application deadline was March 4, 2017. Please consider applying for the 2018 Brand Boeshaar Scholarship. Contact Heather at or 563.345.6630 with questions

Download additional information and the application for the 2017 scholarships.

2017 Scholarship Recipients
Lillian L. Brand Scholarship: Emily Beck, Davenport Central High School
Isabelle M. Brand Scholarship: Samantha Rossow, Bettendorf High School
Lucille Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Lauren Brewer, Pleasant Valley High School
William Brand Boeshaar Scholarship: Janiece Maddox, Davenport Central High School

Honorable Mentions
Recipients of $500 each from the Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Karlie Westmoreland, Davenport Central High School – Creative Arts Academy
Don Heggen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Santiago Marquez, Davenport Central High School – Creative Arts Academy


Supported by Brand Boeshaar Foundation and Hubbell Waterman Foundation.

The Education Department is committed to helping visitors of all ages and diverse learning styles gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Figge’s unique collections and changing exhibitions. Programs and services are designed to promote life-long learning in the visual arts, stimulate independent and critical thinking skills, and encourage visitors to see the world around them differently.