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The Dubuque Museum of Art and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs has 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 even is no different. This snow sculpting event  is one where the pros and the newcomers both participate in  in the creation of artwork using the abundant raw material of the season, snow. Using an array of tools, generally found any any garage, these compressed blocks of snow can be transformed into temporary works of art. Go to Art in the Park page to learn more.  

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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Visit the Arts and Business and Arts and Culture Master Plan tabs on the left

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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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