Make Mother’s Day Memorable: Explore Art, Culture, and Creativity at the Beaux Arts Fair at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
May 2, 2024


Spend Mother’s Day Weekend at the Beaux Arts Fair at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds

Davenport, Iowa (May 2, 2024) — Looking to create lasting memories on Mother’s Day? Immerse yourself in a celebration of creativity and culture at the Beaux Arts Fair taking place at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12.

This is the 71st year of the Beaux Arts Fair, so the first 71 mothers to stop at the information booth will receive a small gift. All attendees are invited to explore 80 booths showcasing handcrafted artworks spanning photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, fine furniture, sculpture, and more created by artists from all over the country. Items at all price levels will be available for purchase.

Admission is complimentary, offering an enriching experience for attendees. All proceeds from the fair generously support the Figge Art Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions throughout the year.

As a juried fine arts and fine craft fair, awards will be presented in several categories including a $250 prize for Best of Show and a $50 prize in following categories: Clay, Drawing/Printmaking, Fiber/Leather, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Medium, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood.

"We are proud to bring together a diverse array of artists, offering attendees a chance to explore a wide range of artistic expressions,” said Beaux Arts Committee President Linda Hardin. “This event is a testament to the vibrant arts community in the Quad Cities, and we're delighted to support the Figge Art Museum's ongoing commitment to art education."

Admission to the fair is free and food and drinks are available for purchase. The Quad-Cities Woodturners will be doing a demonstration on Saturday, May 11. Fair hours are Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds is located at 2815 W. Locust Street in Davenport.

Visit for more information. Save the date for the Fall Beaux Arts Fair at the Figge Art Museum’s Bechtel Plaza on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8.

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 $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with ID and $8 children ages 4-12. Admission is free to children under 4, Figge members, 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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225 West Second Street
Davenport, Iowa



Museum | 563.326.7804

Cafe | 563.345.6647



Monday | Closed

Tuesday - Wednesday | 10am - 5pm

Thursday | 10am - 8pm

Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm

Sunday | 12pm - 5pm

*Closing procedures will begin 15 minutes before closing time



Monday - Sunday Closed

*The Figge Cafe is closed until further notice

*See calendar for holiday exceptions