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Davenport, Iowa, spring fair of fine arts is back this May

Christian Fernsby |
The Beaux Arts Fairs are Downtown Davenport, Iowa's premier art festivals.

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This year marks the 67th Anniversary for the Beaux Arts Fundraising Committee. The committee was incorporated in 1953 to support the Davenport Art Gallery, then located on 12th Street.

The Beaux Arts Costume Balls were used as the fund-raising event for many years. Through the years, the Beaux Arts Fundraising Committee purchased and donated items to the museum's collections.

Many well-known area artists were listed as initial members, including Isabel Bloom, and her husband, John, both students of Grant Wood. The Isabel Bloom Handcrafted Sculpture factory and showroom continue to produce concrete statuary with artisans who have adopted techniques developed by Isabel Bloom.

Enjoy the riverfront farmer's market, eclectic restaurants, and many small businesses of the downtown area. Admire the awe-inspiring architecture of the Figge Art Museum and enjoy free admission to the museum during the both art fairs. Don't miss these opportunities to find something truly unique for your collection.

​The fair was established in 1967, making the Beaux Arts Fair one of the longest-running art fairs in the Midwest. The Beaux Arts Fundraising committee continues to donate all proceeds from the fairs to the Figge Art Museum for programs and exhibitions.

When: May 8-9, 2021
Where: Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA 52804


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