Arts & Culture

Masterpiece on the Mississippi
The arts and cultural community plays an important role in Dubuque's economy and social infrastructure. Through significant partnerships between the City of Dubuque and the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, the support of individual citizens and numerous arts and cultural organizations, Dubuque is one of the most vital, creative and attractive places to live and work in the area. Since the establishment of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in 2004, the City of Dubuque has provided over $2.3 million dollars in funding for the arts.

Art on the River wants YOU!


The Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is now accepting sculpture submissions for Art on the River 2016-2017.  We are looking for talented artists who are willing to share with our community the fruits of their imagination, inspiration and genius. Our community has come to expect a high caliber of art from the exhibit  and we endeavor to continue to surprise and intrigue them. Keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is March 27th is so mark your calendar. To find out more about this years criteria click here and to apply 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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