College Invitational Opening at the Figge
May 26, 2022

Davenport, Iowa (Thursday, May 26, 2022) —Art students from eight area colleges and universities will have their artwork on view in the Figge’s second-floor Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery beginning Saturday, May 28 for the 12th installment of the College Invitational.  

Participating students hail from eight area colleges and universities, including Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Clinton Community College, Knox College, Monmouth College, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, and Western Illinois University. Art professors from each of the participating colleges selected the top works from their school to be included in the exhibition.

The exhibition features the works of more than 40 student artists working in a variety of techniques including, drawing, watercolor, collage, clay, ceramics, digital art and mixed media.

“I’m amazed by the incredible works coming from these institutions,” said Studio School and Education Galleries Coordinator Brian Allen. “It’s really exciting to be able to showcase the local talent from these students so our visitors can experience it first-hand.”  

College Invitational is sponsored by Alan C. Marin and will be on view through August 28, 2022.

Companion Programs:
Opening Program: College Invitational
Thursday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of College Invitational. Admission is free every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

About the Figge Art Museum:
The Figge Art Museum is dedicated to bringing art and people together. Located on the Mississippi River in downtown Davenport at 225 West Second Street, the Figge is the premier art exhibition and education facility between Chicago and Des Moines. Its landmark glass building, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections and presents world-class exhibitions, art classes, lectures, and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Museum hours are 10 a.m.­­-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays; and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are not required, but can be made at or by calling 563-345-6632. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students with ID and $4 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to Figge members and institutional members and to all on Thursday evenings. You can become a member for as little as $50 by visiting the Figge website. To contact the museum, please call 563.326.7804, or visit


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