Bluff Strokes Mississippi River Art Workshops Paint Dubuque

3rd Annual Bluff Strokes Patron Party (Oct 12, 2018 at 6-9pm) and Public Sale (Oct 13, 9am-7pm) held at Steeple Square (15th & White)


Thank you 365Ink for awarding Bluff Strokes the 2016 Impact Award for "Best Idea"! 

Thank  you Dubuque Main Street for awarding Bluff Strokes the 2017 Russ & Ruth Nash Cultural Corridor Award!

A week of painting, culminating in a big party and sale!

Patron Party * Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6-9pm at Steeple Square (15th & White)

Get the first opportunity to see the winners and buy your own origial painting!  Patron Passes are $125 for (2) to attend, with $100 Art Voucher applying to a purchase of art, with a fall meal, wine (Van's Liquor) and beer (Jubeck's) included.  Get there early for the best chance at getting the painting you love!  Doors open at 6pm.  Live music!  Patron Passes are available at all Premier Bank locations, Riverlights Bookstore, and Julien's Journal office on Bluff St.  Checks only please.

Public Art Sale * Saturday, October 13 from 9am-7pm at Steeple Square

Everyone welcome!  Come see and purchase the art created over the previous week.  Fresh Paintings from the Farmer's Market will be arriving as the artists finish their morning paintings.  For those attending the Friday Patron Party, come back to see the fresh, new art right off the easels!  In 2017, we almost ran out of replacement paintings, there was such a demand!  Come see the easels change as more art is continuously put up in open spots (thanks volunteers!)  Live music all day!

 Nocturne Paint Out

Tuesday, October 9, starting at  5pm - Artists will set up in downtown areas with good electric light and interesting signs and structures (bars, Fenelon Place, Main St, the Cathedral).   Watch the graffiti come to life as the artists capture it at night!

Quick Paint

Wednesday, October 10, from 8:30am - 11:30am.  Watch for artists painting all around downtown Dubuque, the Riverwalk, Graffiti walls and industrial sites.

Millwork Night Market  

Thursday, October 11, starting from 5 - 9pm.  Come watch the Bluff Strokes artists capture the vendors of local produce, art, jewelry and live music on the bandstand at 8th & Jackson.  Live graffiti performed during the day and evening by Zore and Zor Zor Zor.  Over 1,500 people attended last year!  Bring your own bags for this environmentally friendly event.