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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, performance details, & more.

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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 […]

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DubuqueFest 40th Anniversary 70s Throwback Party

dfest throwback fundraiserIn 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 St, Dubuque, IA.

This is a 70s-themed party, so bust out your your bell bottoms, platform shoes, and go find a Farrah Fawcett wig if you’ve lost those lucious youthful locks of yours.

-Live DJ playing your favorite 70s song requests all night long
-Free snacks provided by Festival Disco Divas Amanda, Rose, and Danielle
-Birthday cake!
-Prizes awarded for Best Dressed
-$10 suggested donation at the door

Can’t attend but still want to support DubuqueFest? Donate online through PayPal: http://bit.ly/2jRBssD. Just write “DubuqueFest donation” in the special instructions box. Easy!

Thank you for 40 years of art, music, & fun, Dubuque! We wouldn’t be here without YOU!

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DubuqueFest Artist Application Open

Art Fair Application

Join us this spring in beautiful downtown Dubuque for the 40th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival!40th dfest cakeYou 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 process for artists is easy, quick, and always free to create your account.

Set below Dubuque’s picturesque bluff is historic Washington Park, home to the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival. Join the eclectic mix of artists who gather each May to exhibit and sell their work.  As Dubuque’s reputation grows as a tourist destination for art and culture, the popularity of the DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival grows with it, drawing lovers of art and history to the oldest festival in Iowa’s first city.

Artist Amenities:
Spacious 12 x 12 booths
Curbside loading and unloading
Free Parking (including overnight RV)
Complimentary Breakfast
Artists’ reception at Dubuque Museum of Art
Helpful On-site Art Fair committee members
2 Emerging Artist Scholarships
Overnight security
Boothsitters
$1,000 in cash awards

Get more festival information at www.dubuquefest.org.

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ARTIST APPS + OPEN CALL FOR VENDORS + FUNDRAISER

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DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival

Dfest art fair imageOffering three full days of music, art, and culture May 20-22, 2016. DubuqueFest is located in picturesque downtown Dubuque in Washington Park and on the Town Clock Plaza this festival is an arts celebration for the entire family.

More Details at DubuqueFest.org

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Art Fair Applications open!

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival May 20-22nd, 2016 Artist applications are now available for the 2016 DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival! Tired of having to print and mail in your application? You can now complete the entire process online here, or by navigating to the “Artists and Vendors” tab above. We will review submissions until February 15th, […]

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Locally Established: DubuqueFest Fundraiser Series

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival is such an integral part of downtown that several local establishments in the area have decided to help us host fundraisers for the 2015 festival! Join us for our final 2015 fundraiser at Jubeck New World Brewing, where a portion of every beer sold will go toward funding DubuqueFest. Stop down, […]

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New Year, New DubuqueFest Directors!

  Dubuque County Fine Arts Society is happy to announce new directors for the 2015 DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival.  DubuqueFest is an arts, music, and culture festival that will take place in downtown Dubuque May 15-17, 2015. Art Fair Director Tony Goodmann holds a degree in Arts Administration from Westminster College. A Dubuque native, Tony […]

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Every Dog Has Its Day!

Bring Your Dog to Puppypalooza!  DubuqueFest announces our new Puppypalooza! a dog-centric event for leashed dogs and their person(s) on Saturday, May 17 from 12-3 pm on Main Street. Puppypalooza! features interactive dog-friendly activities and vendors with a focus on your dog’s wellness. Dog owners are encouraged to bring their leashed furry friends and interact […]