village in bloom

A celebration of the arts in the Village of East Davenport

May 2015


village in bloom
Summer Evening Village of East Davenport:

A celebration of the arts in the Village of East Davenport


Don't miss the 3rd annual Village in Bloom Arts Festival Sat. May 2, 2015!


What: Art exhibits of and for area children, performances for the whole family, exhibits of Isabel and John's artwork, make-and-take children's art activities


When: May 2, 2015


Where: The Village of East Davenport 


Why: Isabel and John lived, raised their family and created their art in the East Village. We want to celebrate their contribution and encourage young people to get involved in the arts!


Read about the Figge Art Museum's reception for the winners (below) of the teen sculpting contest!

1st Place: “Exploring the Mississippi” by Amy Van Fossen, Home School, 11th grade (Watch Amy cast and finish her sculpture at Isabel Bloom!)

2nd Place: “Swimming Turtle” by Lindsey Chavez, Central High School, 12th grade

3rd Place: “Mother Goose and Babies” by Ariel Scott United Township High School, 11th grade

Honorable Mention: “Turtle and Me” by Shailah Harris, Central High School, 11th grade

Honorable Mention: “Lily Pad” by Margo Bowman, Home School, 11th grade


Check out these fabulous photos from our 2nd annual Village in Bloom! And browse the newspaper articles about it!!!

How did John and Isabel meet? Where did they find their inspiration? Learn more about their fascinating lives in this mini-documentary produced by Alan Sivell and Sam Peterlin from St. Ambrose University.