Get Creative in Dubuque
From street art to rooftop views, Dubuque has a creative experience for everyone.
Where to find art
Colorful walls of Dubuque
Did you know there is so much street art in Dubuque, you could visit one mural a day for a month...and still not visit them all? From the historic downtown to the Central Avenue corridor, walls of Dubuque have never looked the same.
30 Plus Murals
Once a thriving annual event in the Millwork District, Voices Productions held their last soiree in 2015 with the theme ‘Taking it to the Streets.’ Fast forward to today where the heart behind the event evolved into a public art campaign focusing on street art. To date, over 30 murals have been completed.
Museums, Galleries and More
Dubuque Museum of Art
Dubuque Museum of Art was established over 140 years ago as the Dubuque Art Association. It is the oldest cultural institution in the State of Iowa and is also a Smithsonian-affiliated museum. With exhibits constantly changing, there is always something new and exciting to see here.
Art on The River
For the past 13 years, the City of Dubuque has welcomed public art along the Mississippi River with Art on the River. This year the artist featured hail from the Driftless region. Stop by to enjoy these unique pieces of art with a side of old man river.
Where to Get Inspired
From rooftops to visitas
Dubuque has many places to explore but did you know that it is also has a wealth of views to get you inspired? In fact, each October artists from across the country come for Bluff Strokes Paint OUt. They find inspiration in many places, including Smokestack (the only rooftop bar in Dubuque), the Historic Millwork District, county parks and so much more.
Make art of your own
A hidden gem on South Main Street, Creative Adventure Lab is a place worth discovering, With tables filled to the brim with Legos, a giant Light Bright wall, rock climbing, and art studio with pottery painting, the possibilities are endless.