Author: Ronald Tigges

  • 2018 Bluff Strokes Paint Out

    2018 Bluff Strokes Paint Out

    Bluff Strokes is a competition amongst plein air (in the open air) artists, who will come paint Dubuque for the week of October 8-14, 2018. We will award approximately $10,000 in prize money. Each artist has their favorite scenes to paint: landscapes in the rolling hills, historic downtown buildings, river scenes or the Arboretum. The […]

  • 2018 Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

    2018 Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

    2018 is the 40th anniversary of the Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology This year is the 40th anniversary of the DAWG anthology and we are completing our compilation in collaboration with another great organization, the Dubuque Facing Project.  The Dubuque Facing Project is a non-profit organization that “connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Their model guides […]

  • 2018 Elisha Darlin Award Tim McNamara

    2018 Elisha Darlin Award Tim McNamara

    Dubuque County Fine Arts Society is proud to announce: Timothy McNamara to receive 2018 Elisha Darlin Art Award January 2018, the Fine Arts Society nominations included Art on the River Committee, Creative Adventure Labs, Tim McNamara, Northeast Iowa School or Music, Tim Runde, and Voices Productions. Fine Arts Society presents the 2018 Elisha Darlin award to […]

  • DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival 2018 this weekend

    DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival 2018 this weekend

    Dubuque’s very own homegrown all arts festival is back! Join us in Washington Park & Town Clock Plaza in beautiful Downtown Dubuque for three FREE days of art, live music, and interactive hands-on activities for all ages! May 18 – 20, 2018. Check back here in the coming weeks for updates on our programming schedule, […]

  • Press Release: 2017 DubuqueFest Arts, Wellness, & Music Programming Announced!

    Dubuque County Fine Arts Society Hosts 40th Annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival May 19-21, 2017 Free Festival Celebrates Music, Art and Culture in Historic Downtown Dubuque DUBUQUE, Iowa, April 26, 2017—Dubuque County Fine Arts Society will host its 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival May 19-21, 2017. Held in the heart of the historic downtown […]

  • DubuqueFest 40th Anniversary 70s Throwback Party

    DubuqueFest 40th Anniversary 70s Throwback Party

    In 1977, Dubuque County Fine Arts Society founders Ruth and Russ Nash brought DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival to Downtown Dubuque for the very first time. Come shake your groove thang with us at The Lift as we celebrate the festival’s 40th Anniversary! Friday March 10, 2017 8PM-2AM at The Lift basement level of 180 Main […]

  • DubuqueFest Artist Application Open

    DubuqueFest Artist Application Open

    Art Fair Application Join us this spring in beautiful downtown Dubuque for the 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival!You asked, we listened!  DubuqueFest applications will now be accepted through Zapp! Click here to apply! We know many of you already have Zapp accounts for other shows, but do not worry if you don’t.  The sign-up […]

  • Dubuque Area Writers Guild to Publish Annual Anthology

    Dubuque Area Writers Guild to Publish Annual Anthology

    February 3rd, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Heidi Zull & Gwen Werner, Project Editors dubuqueareawritersguild@gmail.com Dubuque Area Writers Guild to Publish Annual Anthology  DUBUQUE, IA. – In conjunction with the 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival (May 19-21, 2017), the Dubuque Area Writers Guild is excited to announce that it will be publishing the 39th […]

  • ARTIST APPS + OPEN CALL FOR VENDORS + FUNDRAISER

    Checkout our latest newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out on any Festival announcements!  

  • Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

    Dubuque Area Writers Guild Anthology

    Annual Release Party will be held as part of DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival on Friday May 20, 2016.  More information of the release party will be added when available. Dubuque Area Writers Guild Gallery 2016, “Shapes,” will be an open-genre anthology showcasing art and writing by area creators of all ages. Submitters are asked to consider […]