Davenport, Iowa (January 3, 2019) – Beginning Saturday, the Figge Art Museum’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery will feature the artwork of local elementary art students for the annual Young Artists at the Figge exhibition. The exhibition will kick-off with works by elementary art students from Pleasant Valley Schools.
For the 2019 installment of Young Artists at the Figge, nine area school districts will be represented throughout the winter/spring including Pleasant Valley Schools (January 5-13), Davenport Schools (January 19-27), Bettendorf Schools (February 2-10), Rock Island-Milan Schools (February 16-24), North Scott Schools (March 2-10), Moline Schools (March 16-24), Geneseo Schools (March 30-April 7), Muscatine Schools (April 13-21) and Private Schools (April 27-May 5).
Each school district will have a recognition day for students. Thanks to museum and donor support, admission for recognition days is free for student artists, teachers, family and friends. Exhibitions are sponsored in part by the Brand Boeshaar Foundation Fund and the Hubbell -Waterman Foundation.
Exhibition dates, recognition days and sponsors for each school district are as follows:
Pleasant Valley Schools January 5-13
Recognition Day: Sunday, January 13
Davenport Schools January 19-27
Recognition Day: Sunday, January 27
Sponsors: The Horan Family
Bettendorf Schools February 2-10
Recognition Day; Sunday, February 3
Rock Island-Milan Schools February 16-24
Recognition Day: Sunday, February 24
Sponsors: Mark and Deborah Schwiebert
North Scott Schools March 2-10
Recognition Day: Sunday, March 3
Sponsors: Delia and Dave Meier
Moline Schools March 16-24
Recognition Day: Sunday, March 17
Sponsors: Tom and Brooke Terronez
Geneseo Schools March 30-April 7
Recognition Day: Sunday, April 7
Muscatine Schools April 13-21
Recognition Day: Sunday, April 14
Sponsors: CBI Bank & Trust
Private Schools April 27-May 5
Recognition Day: Sunday, April 28
The exhibition will run through May 5, but there will also be a Young Artist at the Figge Open House for all participating artists and their friends/families on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during Beaux Arts Fair weekend. Enjoy free admission and activities for all guests.
About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 9 p.m. Admission to the museum and tour is normally $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12, but will be FREE from December 21, 2018¬¬-January 6, 2019. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members, and always free to all on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Figge Café is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit www.figgeartmuseum.org.