The mighty Mississippi may have overspilled its banks, but the 66th annual Beaux Arts spring art fair will still go on — just in a different location. Find the fair Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., instead of its usual spot at the Bechtel Plaza at the Figge Art Museum.
The free art fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It will feature more than 120 artists offering paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, stained glass and more, as well as food vendors and music.
While the Figge is clear of floodwaters, organizers are being mindful of the street closures and parking availability in downtown Davenport. The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds offered up its higher grounds, where no one needs to worry about either.
The Beaux Arts Fair donates all profits to the Figge Art Museum to help fund exhibitions and educational programs. Figge admission will be free from Mother's Day, May 12, to May 19.