A gifted painter with two masters degrees from the University of Iowa, Franklin Evans will host a special, virtual studio tour for the Figge Art Museum on September 23, the artist's current installation at the Davenport venue – franklinsfootpaths exploring elements of Evans' personal history in Iowa while also encouraging new ways of experiencing the Quad Cities museum.

A traditional Mexican holiday is being celebrated in high style at Davenport's Figge Art Museum through Day of the Dead, an installation – on display through November 7 – that explores how we celebrate and remember the lives of our lost loved ones through the collective traditions, art-making, and storytelling that are among its integral elements.

After an unanticipated year off, original works from more than 70 juried regional and national artists, children's activities, food and beverage vendors, live music, and additional treats will be on hand at the September 18 and 19 Riverssance Festival of Fine Art, with the 33rd Lindsay Park event, hosted by Quad City Arts, finding Sherry Maurer this year's recipient of the esteemed Harley Award that honors those who've positively affected the visual arts and artists in the Quad Cities during their lifetimes.

One of the Figge Art Museum's most POP-ular current exhibitions will be explored virtually on September 16 when José Carlos Diaz, Chief Curator at the Andy Warhol Museum, discusses the exciting and arresting works on display in the Davenport venue's POP Power From Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.

New works by a trio of Midwestern talents employing a trio of wildly different artistic mediums are currently on display in the Quad City Arts International Airport Gallery, with the Moline airport, through November 1, showcasing eye-catching photography by Mark Dierker of Dubuque, Iowa, works on paper by Jamie Foster of Naperville, Illinois, and ceramic wildlife sculpture by Deana Bada Maloney of Downers Grove, Illinois.

A showcase of arresting sculptures housed in the museum’s collection, the Figge Art Museum's exhibition Dimensional: 3D Works from the Figge Collection will, through January 16, highlight rarely exhibited works, recent additions to the collection, and the talents of dozens of gifted artisans spanning literal centuries.

Returning to its traditional stomping grounds of the Figge Art Museum's Bechtel Plaza after a spring weekend at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, the 2021 Beaux Arts Fall Fair will treat visitors to an outdoor celebration of visual arts and fine crafts on September 11 and 12, with the annual event featuring food, live music, children's activities, free spin art, and works for sale by dozens of gifted Midwestern artists and vendors.

An acclaimed artist whose slip-painted earthenware bowl titled Lest Tyranny Triumph was recently acquired by the Figge Art Museum, Diego Romero, alongside Cara Romero, takes part in a virtual artist talk for the Davenport venue on September 9, sharing insight into an artistic process that calls upon the historical traditions of his Cochiti Pueblo heritage, as well as cultural influences ranging from Greek epics to comic books.

The works of two artists with long, distinguished careers in photography and painting will be explored in a September 2 curator talk hosted by the Figge Art Museum, with the Davenport venue's director of collections and exhibitions Andrew Wallace speaking on the recently opened exhibition Jim Dine & Lee Friedlander: Work from the Same House.

Two exhibitions of beautiful, evocative, and occasionally comical black-and-white photographs byIowa artists are currently on display at the Quad City Arts Center, with the Rock Island venue, through October 8, treating patrons to the talents of Des Moines' Judith Eastborn and Bettendorf's Mike Leinhauser.