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News Releases - Art, Galleries & Museums
Written by Paula Neuhaus   
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:41

Shop, play, pose, dance, eat.

James Johnson, Porcelain Vessels

Sat & Sun May 18 &19
Fine Art Fair

Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 10am-4pm in Washington Park
Our juried fine art fair in Washington Park features the work of 70 artists & artisans. We invite you to meet the artists, learn about process & inspiration, and invest in original hand crafted pieces. Shop for hand-blown & fused glass, ceramics, metal work, free form sculpture, painting, jewelry, fiber, fabric, photography, mixed media, textiles, copper work, hand turned wood, watercolors, leather work, wearable art, & more! It’s an art gallery in the park!
Kids Creation Station

Sat & Sun May 18 &19
Kids Creation Station

Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 10am-4pm in Washington Park
Parents and children are invited to get creative with hands-on projects. This year we feature the art of sand painting. Sand paintings have a long established cultural history in numerous social groupings around the globe. Get your face painted and join us in the Story Bubble for storytelling for all ages! Story Bubble is made possible by a partnership with Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Company.

The Heavenly States

Sat May 18
The Heavenly States

In concert! Saturday, 9 pm, Town Clock Main Stage
This Oakland-to-Autsin indie pop group have been a Dubuque favorite for years. Their brand of intensely fun and personal music filled with loud guitars, driving rhythms, and violin will get you dancing!
Writers Guild Book Cover 2013

Sat May 18
Local Author Book Fair

Saturday, 10am-5 pm in Roshek Building Lobby
Our newest addition to DubuqueFest! Shop our book fair comprised of 20 local authors. Meet the authors, pick up some new books, get them signed, and learn about the writing life from your favorite local authors. The fair is features books for children, photography, fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry, humor, comic books, and more! This event is hosted by River Lights Bookstore for DubuqueFest.

Tim Olson & His 1930s Camera

Sat & Sun
May 18 & 19
The Worlds Longest Panoramic Photo of a 3-Day Outdoor Arts Festival

Saturday, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 10am-4pm in Washington Park
You're invited to find Tim & his old-timey camera during the fest & pose for this panoramic portrait! Photographer and artist Tim Olson will use a 1935 vintage studio camera to create a hundred foot long portrait of DubuqueFest. During the festival, Olson will roll his camera along a path that winds through Washington Park and, at intervals of approximately ten minutes in time and ten feet in distance, he will stop and make a single exposure. The 250+ photographs will be stitched together to create a single, highly detailed panoramic portrait of the festival. Look for Tim & his camera during the festival and join him to pose for the portrait! This project is made possible by funding from the Iowa Arts Council.
Jay Jubeck of The Fast Clydes

Friday May 17
The Fast Clydes

In concert! Town Clock Mainstage, 5:30 pm
Classic rockabilly will get your toes tapping and your hips twisting!
DubuqueFest Poster 2013

There's More!
May 17-19

All Weekend in Washington Park & Town Clock Plaza in Dubuque, Iowa
The Dubuque County Fine Arts Society invites you to celebrate music, art, and culture at the 36th annual DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival, May 17-19 in downtown Dubuque. Live music and performance on two stages, shop for fine arts, books, and records, Writers Guild Book Release, Old House Tour, interactive art for all all ages, and so much more! For a full schedule of events visit dubuquefest.org. Plan your weekend at DubuqueFest!

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