Art on the River: Crossing Bridges

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Eleven new sculptures have been selected for the City of Dubuque’s 16th edition of its annual temporary public art exhibit, Art on the River. The theme for the 2022-23 exhibit is Crossing Bridges and encouraging artworks that speak to physical and metaphorical bridges, and how those ‘bridges’ serve to connect us across divides, help us overcome barriers, and foster economic growth and community prosperity.

Sculptures span the length of the Mississippi Riverwalk in the Port of Dubuque. The new exhibit will be displayed through late July 2023. All the sculptures are available for purchase with a portion of artwork sales retained to sustain the Art on the River program; Art on the River is currently funded through the City of Dubuque’s general operating budget.

A community jury panel selected the sculptures from a pool of 45 applications from 32 artists representing 14 states in the U.S. as well as India. The panel chose 11 sculptures along with two alternates and provided placement recommendations to the City of Dubuque’s Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, which concurred with the panel’s selections, followed by review and approval by the Dubuque City Council.

Flowing Connections by Matt Moyer

Flowing Connections

The Other Extreme by Tim Adams

The Other Extreme

Open Arms by Tim Adams

Open Arms

Opportunity Arcs by Matt Moyer

Opportunity Arcs

We Are the Bridge by Dan Aldeman

We Are the Bridge

Building Human Bridges by Skip Willits

Building Human Bridges

Low-Poly Open Heart by Matthew Duffy

Low-Poly Open Heart

BE KIND by Joe & Terry Malesky of New Adventure Sculptures


Stranger Reduction Zone by Timothy Flood

Stranger Reduction Zone

Dance Diversity by Gail Chavenelle with Alanda Gregory, Yara Lopez, and Hieyler Talley

Dance Diversity

Bell Bridge by Evan Lewis

Bell Bridge