Arts & Culture

Winners
Winners, Team Iowa with a clean sweep
Congratulations to the Winners:
Team Iowa!

The Dubuque Museum of Art and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs joined forces to host a new project. Art in the Park: Snow Sculpting event. Dubuque residents have been known to take advantage of all the seasons and this event was no different. This snow sculpting event was one where the pros and the newcomers participate in the creation of artwork using the abundant raw material of the season, snow. Using an array of tools, generally found in any garage, these compressed blocks of snow were transformed into temporary works of art. Go to Art in the Park page to learn more.

Team Iowa had a clean sweep becoming the winners of Best in Snow, People's Choice, and United States National Snow Sculpting Iowa State Championship title! Congratulations to Team Iowa! Continue to explore by viewing event photos.

Thank you for a great 2017!

The Office of arts and Cultural Affairs and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission have been working toward several initiatives this year. From the grant updates to the arts and business events we are committed to excellence in the arts, supporting the Dubuque community and  providing resources for the artists and creative spirits in our community.    

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The Arts and Cultural Master Plan and subsequent Community Engagement Strategy tasks us with the responsibility of facilitating the community's desire to to see and experience more arts and culture in Dubuque. We invite all members of the community to participate in bringing the arts and Cultural master plan to fruition. To learn more about how you can participate this in 2018 click here. 

The Arts Mean Business in Dubuque


The arts industry in Dubuque generates $47.2 million in annual economic activity.
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State of the Arts Report


Click here to view a PDF of the State of the Arts. To request a printed copy, email the Arts and Cultural Affairs Coordinator.

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