arts + culture

Dubuque’s art community is vibrant and ever evolving. Musicians and artisans share their talents in museums, galleries, reinvented warehouses and other venues around town. Local craftsman and would-be chefs display their wares and tempt taste buds at festivals throughout the year. Dinner theater, operas, musicals, plays, a symphony orchestra, ballet, Broadway shows, film festivals and concerts give everyone a chance to participate or just kick back and enjoy the show.

Cabaret at Mystique CasinoArts + Culture

Enjoy national musical acts and live local entertainment!

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Mississippi Moon Bar at Diamond Jo CasinoArts + Culture

Experience live concerts and entertainment like never before. Live entertainment featured four nights a week, visit www.diamondjodubuque.com for complete concert lineup.

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A Frame of Mind Framing & GalleryArts + Culture

Don’t just hang it, display it with custom framing from A Frame of Mind Framing & Gallery. Custom framing, sports memorabilia, shadow boxes, prints, home decor, local art and much more!

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AMC Star Dubuque 14Arts + Culture

AMC theaters feature innovative amenities and a focus on providing an array of movies in the best theatre environment.

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Art on the RiverArts + Culture

Ten pieces of sculpture from artists across the country are selected for Art on the River, an annual outdoor exhibit, that will have you talking, smiling, and taking pictures.

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Bell Tower TheaterArts + Culture

The Bell Tower Theater, Dubuque’s Hometown Theater, performs comedies and musicals year round. The intimate space is a perfect place to experience quality performing arts and enjoy a great evening out. Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours, Reccomend at least 4 to 6 weeks so that seats can be located together. Advance Notice, One Performance Basic Tour Includes, 35 – 49: 1 Comp, 50-74: 2 Comps, 75-99: 3 Comps, 100+: 4 Comps Complimentary Policy, 160 Maximum Number that can be accommodated, Parking is Free Other Notes, 2 Suggested Length of Tour

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Chavenelle Studio MetalworksArts + Culture

For nearly 20 years, Chavenelle Studio Metalworks has created sheet metal sculptures for office, home, garden, gifts, and public spaces. By appointment or by chance.

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Creative Touch GalleryArts + Culture

Creative Touch Gallery is the largest and oldest art gallery in Dubuque, offering posters, prints and originals from local and national artists. They also offer a wide selection of 3D art, canvases, and mirrors.

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Dubuque Area Arts CollectiveArts + Culture

The DAAC is a group of community members with an interest in facilitating young artists’ creative development by providing instructive, performance, and leadership opportunities.

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Dubuque Arts CouncilArts + Culture

The Dubuque Arts Council sponsors world class performing artists for the education of students through the Artist in Residence program and the enrichment of the community at the Arboretum’s Music in the Gardens.

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Dubuque County Fine Arts SocietyArts + Culture

The Dubuque County Fine Arts Society was organized to present art programs not offered by other groups.

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Dubuque Museum of ArtArts + Culture

Located in the heart of Dubuque’s downtown cultural corridor, the Museum offers rotating exhibitions by locally, regionally and nationally-recognized artists, programs, and classes as well as a dynamic collection featuring Grant Wood, Edward S. Curtis, and many others.

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Dubuque Symphony OrchestraArts + Culture

The only professional orchestra in a 70 mile radius, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra creates live musical experiences that challenge and inspire audiences. Performances include classical, popular, opera, and educational concerts. Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours, Final payment must be recieved 7 days prior to the concert. Advance Notice, One 2 1/2 hr orchestral performance. Basic Tour Includes, One comp for groups of 30 or more. Complimentary Policy, Orchestra offers group rates for 10 or more persons. Handicap accessible, and available elevator provided at Heritage Center. Other Notes

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Dubuque Symphony OrchestraArts

The only professional orchestra in a 70 mile radius, the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra creates live musical experiences that challenge and inspire audiences. Performances include classical, popular, opera, and educational concerts. Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours, Final payment must be recieved 7 days prior to the concert. Advance Notice, One 2 1/2 hr orchestral performance. Basic Tour Includes, One comp for groups of 30 or more. Complimentary Policy, Orchestra offers group rates for 10 or more persons. Handicap accessible, and available elevator provided at Heritage Center. Other Notes

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Five Flags CenterArts + Culture

Located in the heart of Dubuque’s historic downtown is an entire city block of entertainment! Five Flags Center is a multipurpose facility housing sporting events, theatrical performances, concerts, conventions, and much more!

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Fly-By-Night ProductionsArts + Culture

Fly by Night Productions, engaging audiences in bold, innovative and entertaining theatre, is now in its 33rd season performing in the intimate space of The Bijou Room, inside the Five Flags Center.

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Gallery CArts + Culture

A contemporary art gallery specializing in innovative art by emerging and established artists from around the globe, showcasing artwork and events that engage and enrich the experience of the arts. Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours, No Reservation Required Advance Notice, 50 Maximum Number that can be accommodated, 1 Suggested Length of Tour

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Heritage CenterArts + Culture

The Heritage Center invites people of all walks to happen upon Art in its myriad forms, intentionally and accidentally, as they visit the new center for their work, study, recreation, and entertainment.

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Heritage CenterArts + Culture

The Heritage Center invites people of all walks to happen upon Art in its myriad forms, intentionally and accidentally, as they visit the new center for their work, study, recreation, and entertainment. 

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Heritage CenterArts

The Heritage Center invites people of all walks to happen upon Art in its myriad forms, intentionally and accidentally, as they visit the new center for their work, study, recreation, and entertainment.

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Julien Dubuque International Film FestivalArts + Culture

The Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, discovers and encourages new talent, and supports cause-related films. Over 4,000 attendees, filmmakers, special celebrity guests, and more attend screenings, panels, and special events.

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MatterArts + Culture

Matter offers hands on adventures that explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. Explore our magnetism laboratory, our LEGO® exploration zone, our pottery painting studio, and more!

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Northeast Iowa School of MusicArts + Culture

The Northeast Iowa School of Music is a non-profit organization that offers music education and enrichment for all ages through instruction and a variety of public events and concerts.

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Outside the Lines Art GalleryArts + Culture

Outside the Lines is a retail gallery specializing in original art and fine craft from over 100 U.S. artists. They also offer home and corporate design consultations and installations.

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Pinot’s PaletteArts + Culture

Pinot’s Palette is the upscale "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." destination where anyone can be a Picasso. No art experience required! In two or three hours you can create any number of our festive, whimsical and pretty paintings.

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Rising Star Theatre CompanyArts + Culture

Rising Star Theatre Company is committed to providing quality productions, meaningful experiences, and varied theatre study opportunites throughout the year for the inhabitants of Dubuque and the surrounding Tri-State communities.

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Sinsinawa MoundArts + Culture

Sinsinawa Mound, the highest point in Grant County, is home for Dominican Sisters. The complex includes historic buildings, museums, chapel with exquisite stained glass, and gift store with bakery items.

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Studio Six at Studio WorksArts + Culture

Art studio where the public may watch a painter in acrylics, pastel, and oil. Artwork is for sale within the studio setting. Commissions accepted.

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Studio WorksArts + Culture

Studio Works offers quality studio space for artists and creative professionals, a learning environment for youth and adults and open work space to promote the creative development of local artists.

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The Grand Opera HouseArts + Culture

The Grand Opera House is a fully restored theater featuring a year round schedule of musicals, comedies, dramas, ballets, concerts, and touring attractions. Guided tours are available on request.

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Tri-State Blueprint and FramingArts + Culture

Large and small format copying services, including trade show and convention displays signs and posters with full framing department.

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