Arts & Culture in Dubuque

Celebrate the 2023-2024 Art on the River Exhibit

The 2023-2024 exhibit arrived in August and was celebrated with an opening reception featuring the artists, community members, local artists and more!  Each year, the new exhibit opening is held on the first Friday in August at the Grand River Center and Mississippi Riverwalk.

Click to learn more about the City's Art on the River program.

Arts + Culture = Catalyst for Change

The City of Dubuque's Arts & Culture Master Plan and subsequent Community Engagement Strategy empowers the community to take the lead on nurturing a more equitable, more engaged, and more connected community by collectively cultivating diverse and accessible arts and culture experiences and opportunities.

By leveraging the power of the arts, culture, and creativity, we can drive a broader agenda for change, growth, and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place. Click to learn more about Dubuque's Arts & Culture Master Plan or how to get involved.

Statement of Solidarity and Equity Commitment Through the Arts

In response to ongoing racial injustices inflicted upon Black bodies and minds around our country, the City of Dubuque's Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission released a statement of solidarity to acknowledge the impact of this pivotal moment and to express the Commission's commitment to support and model racial justice and equity. Read the full statement.

Looking for information on the Solidarity Mural?

Learn more, access a downloadable information guide, and watch a video featuring interviews with project designers and participants.

Engage with City of Dubuque Arts & Culture Initiatives

Contact Us

  1. Bonnie Spurling
    Arts & Cultural Affairs Manager
    Phone: 563.690.6059

    Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.