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Mindful Habits to improve your Plein Air Painting

June 25-28, 2019

D.K. Palecek

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Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out 2019

Bluff Strokes Paint Out 2019 is Filled and we are no longer taking registrations. Please sign up on our mailing list to receive info about next year’s paint out.

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Bluff Strokes Plein Air Paint Out 2019 will run from October 6th to October 12th.  60 artists from will paint scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money.  300 paintings will be available for sale in Historic Steeple Square at a Patron Sale Friday evening, October 11, and a public sale, Saturday, October 12.


Why Paint Dubuque?

Historic architecture, interesting landmarks, Driftless Area topography, beautiful parks and arboretum, and the Mighty Mississippi.


Dubuque also offers a rich performing and visual arts scene, and, important to creatives, a wealth of interesting locally owned venues such as restaurants, coffee shops and microbreweries. As a tool for artists, we have developed our Paint Dubuque website, which provides suggested painting locations with site information and embedded maps.



Bluff strokes is an affiliate of Dubuque County Fine arts Society