Last Chance Exhibition Tour Night: “Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition" at the Figge Art Museum -- May 30.

Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m.

Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport IA

On May 30, area art lovers are invited to enjoy their "Last Chance" at touring the Figge Art Museum's popular 43rd Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition, with the Davenport venue's exhibit boasting 62 works – paintings, sculptures, installations, and more – by 42 artists living within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities.

Since 1970, the Rock Island Art Guild has been the driving force behind organizing this exhibition, a tradition deeply rooted in the celebration of art and culture. Elyse Nurenberg, Assistant Registrar at the Figge, has been instrumental in coordinating this year's installation, showcasing the museum's dedication to fostering community pride, and building a sense of belonging through the arts. The partnership between the Rock Island Art Guild and the Figge Art Museum highlights a shared mission to honor and uplift artists from the Quad Cities and beyond.

Applicants for this year’s exhibition submitted more than 580 works made by more than 210 individual artists, with a total of 62 works of art by four dozen artists selected by this year’s juror Dr. Mia Laufer, Associate Curator at the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines. Video, digital art, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and works on paper will all be on view in the diverse and varied showcase of area talent.

"This exhibition continues to showcase the range of incredible artistic talent and creativity within our region," said Nurenberg. “The works featured in this exhibition provide the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in rich artistic narratives and offer unique perspectives through the recontextualization of familiar objects and scenes.”

Figge patrons are invited to help select the People’s Choice Award and Children’s Choice Award recipients for the 43rd Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition. The public can cast votes for their favorite work, and winners will be announced at the end of the exhibition's run. This exhibit is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Rock Island Art Guild, offering local art lovers a unique celebration of creativity and talent within our community.

The Last Chance Exhibition Tour Night for the Rock Island Art Guild will take place on May 30, with a cash bar available at 5 p.m. and the tours themselves running from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, the 43rd Rock Island Art Guild Fine Arts Exhibition is on display through June 3, and more information is available by calling (563)326-7804 and visiting

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