Davenport Iowa Culture
Davenport, Iowa, is a vibrant city with many new and ongoing events that are interesting for residents of all ages. Art is a local event that showcases the works of talented artists from the region. Downtown Davenports is home to many attractions, including the Figge Art Museum, Modern Woodmen's Park (which looks like a bandit) and a variety of restaurants, bars, shops and restaurants.
In addition to these attractions, Uptown is home to the Great Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, which hosts the Iowa State Fair, the Davenport Convention Center and many other events. Several annual music festivals are held in Dauphin County, Iowa, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Music Festival and Bix Beiderbecke Festival. Both festivals are organized in honor of the musician Bikeshare, and both are better known for being named after their respective bands and dedicated to the history of the city and its people.
In 1975, the race was founded by a group of people who wanted to take home the excitement that was felt when the first Boston Marathon ran in the four cities. While there were several very small railroad lines between Iowa and the river city in the early 20th century, it was the Mississippi and Missouri railroads that first crossed the Mississippi. Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroads are moving tracks from Davenport to Fifth Street in 1850, where the gentle rise of the land over the river begins a much more dramatic slope. In 1867, the Chicago-Iowa-Nebraska Railroad, which later became Chicago and North Western Railway Co., was one of the first railroads to run through Iowa.
The cornfields along the left field line show the home plate of the Davenport High School baseball team from the 1950s and 1960s, and there is a number that matches it. This year, ten teams, including the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Iowa University, were housed in the building, which dates back to 1931 and features a cornfield and left field lines, as well as a baseball field.
The freight house, as it is now called, houses several small businesses that offer locally grown products. The Iowa Interstate Railroad, which now operates Davenport-Des Moines International Airport and the Iowa State University campus, offers great views of downtown and its historic buildings.
Davenport and the Quad Cities enjoy a thriving arts and cultural scene, with artists from all disciplines flocking to the area. In 2012, Iowa State University's College of Arts and Sciences in Des Moines ranked among the fastest growing areas in the country for high-tech job growth.
The percentage of all races, except whites, is above the Iowa average, but the percentage of whites in Davenport is below the Iowa average for the same age group (18-34 years). However, whites in Davanport are more than twice as likely as the average Iowa resident to live in the area.
Scott County, which represents the Iowa side of the river, is at about 2.6 percent in the fall of 2018. Rock Island County is slightly higher, with about 3.5 percent of the population in Davenport. But Scott County has more than twice as many people of color as Davanport, according to Census Bureau data.
Guided tours of the area are part of this year's Preserve Iowa Summit, which runs from September 15-17. The program on Friday begins at 6 p.m. with a VIP reception, followed by a "VIP reception" where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment and participate in some guided experiences. The virtual event also offers guests the opportunity to meet and network with other Iowans as Iowa enters its 175th year of statehood.
Help honor and support Iowa's arts and culture on Friday, December 11 by hosting the 9th Annual Celebrate Iowa Gala and supporting the Iowa Arts and Culture Foundation, including a program led by the Department of Arts & Culture at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa Center for Contemporary Arts.
This segment was conducted before the State Historical Museum reopened, but the museum is working to preserve, promote and educate the public about Iowa's African American heritage and culture.
Davenport's cultural and educational facilities include the Figge Art Museum, home to the National Center for Midwest Art and Design, and the Davenports Municipal Art Gallery, founded in 1925 as the FiggeArt Museum by Charles E. Figger, a local artist-in-residence and professor of art at the University of Iowa. Figueroa recently partnered with the Iowa State Historical Museum and other local organizations to bring internationally recognized traveling exhibitions like "Art in the Midwest" and "Art in the Heart" to downtown Daveport. Davanport's cultural institutions, including the figge art museum, are housed in a national center for Midwest Art & Design.