Sunday, Oct 7
Register and stamp materials at Steeple Square (15th & White), 8am - 4pm.
Monday, Oct 8
Registration and stamping at River Lights Bookstore, 1098 Main St; stamping available 10am - 6pm all week.
Artist Picnic at Eagle Point Park (Shiras Ave) starting 5:30pm. Cost is $1 to enter the park. Come to the Riverside Pavillion where dinner will be catered, but you can make your own s'mores. Bring your instruments! It's just our Bluff Strokes committee and we'd love to relax and hang out with you. Amazing views for painting all day around the park. If you have a guest joining you for the picnic, please pay $10 per adult guest at registration.
Tuesday, Oct 9
Nocturne stamping at Steeple Square 4 - 5pm.
Wednesday, Oct 10
Submit (1) Nocturne 8 - 8:30am at Steeple Square.
Quick Paint canvas stamping 8:15 - 8:30am. Begin painting right away.
Submit (1) Quick Paint by 11:30am at Steeple Square.
Begin turning in finished Main Event paintings at Steeple Square, 4 - 5pm (decide on Friday which ones will be hung and juried; the others will be replacements). This helps us get more paintings into inventory before the sale.
Special Event - Demo and Artist Critique by Rose Frantzen, Steeple Square. Pizza served 5:00-5:30; demo 5:30-8:30. Artist critique 8:30-9:30. We will select 8 artists from artists who sign up at registration.
Thursday, Oct 11
Submit Main Event paintings 4 - 5pm at Steeple Square.
Graffiti Paint Out at the Millwork Night Market - This is an "unofficial event", but one that was really fun last year! Two graffiti artists, "Zore" and "Zor Zor Zor," aka Mario and Anna, will be "writing" on another Hirschbach trailer - right in the middle of Dubuque's new Night Market on 8th St & Jackson St. There will be food vendors, artists' tents, live music, and a beer tent! The event starts at 5pm, but the truck painting will start around noon. We welcome our Bluff Strokes artists to capture the vibrant scene and get the word out about our sale. (Paintings from this evening will not qualify for Nocturne judging).
Friday, Oct 12
Submit your remaining paintings (total 3 to be judged plus 3 replacements} at Steeple Square, 8-10 am. Please have all the paperwork filled out and framing completed before you arrive so we can have a smooth process. Sign-up sheets can be filled out at registration for volunteers (thank you in advance!) willing to help hang paintings so our juror, Nancie King Mertz, can get to work. Artists are welcome to hang out if you're helping!
Yoga at Steeple Square 3pm - Join Marisa in a relaxing (all levels) session designed to relieve tired muscles and get you ready for the party tonight! Wear comfortable clothes. Mats will be provided.
Awards will be announced at 5pm.
Patron Party and Sale at Steeple Square, 6-9pm
Doors open to the Patron Pass holders at 6pm. We would love to have the artists there to meet your customers and enjoy food, wine and beer, on us. We ask that if you have guests, please pay $10 at registration per adult guest.
Saturday, Oct 13
Public Art Sale at Steeple Square 9am-7pm Submit up to 2 additional replacement paintings for inventory and hanging as space is available.
Nancie King Mertz will do a painting demonstration at the front of the Steeple Square, time TBA.
Fresh Produce at the Farmer's Market 7 am-12 pm We will try to hang all art that you produce at the Farmer's Market (roughly 10th to 14th along Iowa St). These will be added to open spots as they are available. Check out Fincel's pumpkin cart and the flower stands. It's a great way to get more people to the sale at Steeple Square!
Unsold Painting Pick-up from 7-8 pm
Sunday, Oct 14
Unsold Painting Pick-up from 8-10 am Any paintings left without instructions will become the property of Bluff Strokes and may be donated for auction at the Dubuque Museum of Art benefit. Any artists willing to help clean up and take down will earn a special place in our hearts!