Arts & Culture in Dubuque

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Mark your calendars now for the Winter Arts Snow Sculpting Festival

Set for February 5-8, 2020 in Dubuque’s downtown Washington Park at 700 Locust St., this free, family-friendly event is brought to you by the Dubuque Museum of Art, in partnership with the City of Dubuque's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and Winterfun, Inc. Sculpting will take place Wednesday through noon on Saturday, with 5 teams working day and night to turn blocks of 288 cubic feet of snow into masterful works of art. The winning team will have the opportunity to represent the state at the 2021 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, WI.

The public is invited to observe the sculptors as they work throughout the week and to celebrate the completed sculptures on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 12-4pm in the park. Saturday’s free community event will include free admission to the Museum, warm beverages being served, food available for purchase, and the opportunity for all ages to try their hand at sculpting snow the way the pros do!


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Arts + Culture = Catalyst for Change

The Arts and 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 the City's Arts and Culture Master Plan or how to get involved

The Arts Mean Business in Dubuque

The non-profit arts industry in Dubuque generates $47.2 million in annual economic activity.
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