The new pieces will be installed late July around the Grand River Center and along the Mississippi Riverwalk at the Port of Dubuque. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 2, from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Grand River Center Terrace. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public.
The event will also include an audio/visual presentation of an excerpt from the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra's March 2019 "On Water" performance featuring water-themed photos taken by over 30 local photographers. Also new to this year's event will be a "Mississippi Magnified Fashion Show," presented by PS Styling in partnership with Inclusive Dubuque. The show will model fashions and accessories reflective of the river's color, pattern, and ecosystem. This multicultural show will follow the opening ceremony at the Grand River Center and the Mississippi River will serve as its runway.