Bluff Strokes 2018 Plein Air Paint Out

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Bluff Strokes 2018 Plein Air Paint Out ran from October 7th to October 13th.  60 artists from 8 states painted scenes in Dubuque County for 6 days in competition for $10,000 in award money.  300 paintings were hung for sale at our Friday Patron Party and Saturday Public Sale in Historic Steeple Square. The winning paintings are just a sampling of how the artists experienced and captured Dubuque.



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