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Bluff Strokes 2018 Plein Air Paint Out
Bluff Strokes 2018 Plein Air Paint Out will run from October 7th to October 13th. 60 artists from 8 states 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 12, and a public sale, Saturday, October 13.
Urban Sketching with
October 13 - 14, 2018
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.