Figge Factory T-shirt Design Contest

Put your design skills to work by entering a t-shirt design in the Figge Factory design contest! High-school students in the Quad City Area (Clinton, Henry, Mercer, Muscatine, Rock Island, and Scott Counties) are invited to create a T-shirt design for the Figge to use at various programs and for sale in the museum store. The creator of the winning shirt will receive $100, a family membership to the Figge Art Museum, a framed 8"x10" print of the winning design, a private screen-printing pizza party on January 22 for you and five friends, and an opportunity to give a presentation of your design at PechaKucha Night on February 18. Entries are due December 15, and the winner will be notified by January 5, 2016. 

Send your black and white design (maximum 8"x10", pdf or .ai file, no larger than 5MB; must include "Figge Art Museum" as text in the design), your name, age, grade, school, design title and artist vision statement to Brian Allen, Outreach Coordinator at, or fill out the form below to submit your contact information and artwork. If you do not receive a confirmation email after you submit your artwork, please contact

Download a flyer with guidelines, dates and submission information.

2015 T-Shirt Design Entry Form


2015 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 this prestigious $12,000 scholarship, 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.

Download the application for 2016. Portfolios must be delivered to the Figge Art Museum on March 4 or March 5, 2016.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Lillian L. Brand • Chloe Thompson, Davenport Central High School
Isabelle M. Brand • Ann Peters, Pleasant Valley High School
Lucille Brand Boeshaar • Taylor Chandler, Davenport Central High School
William Brand Boeshaar • Lily Caste, Davenport Central High School
Honorable Mention • Elizabeth Masterson, Homeschool and Bruce Patrick, Davenport Central High School

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 Emily Droessler at or 309.788.0833 x308.

Celebrate your birthday at the Figge!

Have a fun, creative birthday party! The Figge is equipeed to make any birthday celebration a memorable one for your child. Multiple options are available and are geared towards specific age groups. Learn more. 


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.