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1) Streetscape Building: Use your woodworking skills (and assembly skills) to assist our Streetscape Team in building our dreams for the Potential on Central. Objects include Parklets, Benches, Chairs, Tables and placement of the items.

2) Storefront Build Out: From painting to cleaning, we look to provide each storefront with 5 volunteers to build out their Pop-Up shop.

3) Event Set-Up: Assist in setting up for outdoor events taking place during this week long event.

4) Event Maintenance: We are looking for people during the event to complete things like managing waste and keeping the people from accidentally flowing into traffic.

5) Event Tear-Down: Assist in tearing down outdoor events taking place during this week long event.

6) Wayfinding Guide: Throughout the weekly events, we are looking to have someone posted to help with community inquiries.

7) Lunch N’ Learn Hosts: From 1145-115 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) we will need a host to assist in keeping time and introducing the speaker.

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Friday, September 14 | Noon-7 p.m. | Build Out!

Saturday, September 15 | 9 a.m. -7 p.m. | Build Out!

Sunday, September 16 | Noon-5 p.m. | Kick-Off Event

Monday, September 17 | 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. | Art Gallery Reception

Tuesday, September 18 | Noon | Lunch N’ Learn

Wednesday, September 19 | Noon | Lunch N’ Learn

Wednesday, September 19 | 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. | Chef Cook Off

Thursday, September 20 | Noon | Lunch N’ Learn

Thursday, September 20 | 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. | Art Event

Friday, September 21 | 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. | Music & Glow Event

Kick-Off Event

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | Noon-6 P.M.

Featuring a local D.J.. & a variety of kid’s activities, we look to take over 18th Street (between Central and White Street) to show the potential of hosting a family oriented event! From assisting in building a community “Paint By Numbers” mural to a bounce house, we look to target families to engage with the Potential on Central.

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Art Gallery Reception

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 5:30-8 P.M.

Thank you to Craig & Kristina Beytien for hosting local artists for a Pop-Up Gallery! Reception will be held in the NEW Upcycle Dubuque space located at 1838 Central. With all being invited to celebrate how ART can impact a community, we encourage you to bring the whole family to attend!

Light refreshments provided.

Artists include:

Dalton Leisen- Reclaimed Wood Sculpture

Ellen Dettmer- Women of Dubuque Series

Tabitha Link- Ceramic Sculpture

Beb Otto- Plein Air Painter

Hendrica Regez- Eco Artist and will be providing boomerang bags

Rabecca Jane- Plein Air Painter on Reclaimed Windows

Ellen Henkles- Painter

Pam Beytien- Reclaimed Plates indoor/outdoor art

Tim Olson- Painter

Beka Kacada- Mini Grotto

Emily Heitzman- Plein Air Painter

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Lunch N’ Learn 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | Noon-1 P.M.

Collaborating with the Local Foods Effort, we are excited to have the gurus dive into the local foods scene.
Presenters include:
Heidi Zull, Washington Neighborhood
Laura Klavitter, Micro Girl
Megan Carter, 7 Hills Brewery
Michaela Freiburger, Local Foods Policy Council
And more!

Special Thanks to- Premier Bank for their sponsorship of this event!

Inviting local businesses to interactive and professional development speakers, we present our Lunch N’ Learn series. Partnering with The Jule, our Lunch N’ Learn sponsors will have the opportunity to commute their employees to the 1800 Block of Central. Lunch options will be available for purchase.

Partnering with The Jule, our Lunch N’ Learn sponsors will have the opportunity to commute their employees to the 1800 Block of Central (locations to be determined). Lunch options will be available for purchase.

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Lunch N’ Learn w/ Teeny Weeny Toys

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | Noon-1 P.M.

Attracting Teeny Weeny Toys to present on their entrepreneurship journey, we present our Tuesday edition of the Lunch N’ Learn series. Meet Kayla Pike, toy maker by day, mom of two by… well all the time! Hear her adventures to start up Teeny Weeny Toys and the exciting stories of raising two adventurous kids!

Partnering with The Jule, our Lunch N’ Learn sponsors will have the opportunity to commute their employees to the 1800 Block of Central (locations to be determined). Lunch options will be available for purchase.

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Chef’s Cook Off

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 5:30-8 P.M.

Want to know who is the best chef with the resources they are provided? Cheer on your favorite local chef during our competition. Will they be able to beat their time limits and their challenges?
Join us to find out!

Celebrity Chef’s include:
-Ken Lin
-Curtis from JeMoni’s
-Troy Tucker, Caroline’s

Celebrity Judges include:
-Mayor Roy Buol
-Kathy Droessler, DRA
-Lance Hummel, Higley Industries
-Angela Kelley, DB&T

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Lunch N’ Learn 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Noon-1 P.M.

Inviting local businesses to interactive and professional development speakers, we present our Lunch N’ Learn series. Partnering with The Jule, our Lunch N’ Learn sponsors will have the opportunity to commute their employees to the 1800 Block of Central. Lunch options will be available for purchase.

Partnering with The Jule, our Lunch N’ Learn sponsors will have the opportunity to commute their employees to the 1800 Block of Central (locations to be determined). Lunch options will be available for purchase.

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Art VIP Event

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 5:30-8 P.M.

Register for arts related activities while engaging with local VIP guests. (REGISTRATION OPENING AUGUST 31)
We will be offering a “Not-So-Serious” track and a “Dedicated to Making Art” track. Families and individuals are invited to celebrate our re-designation of the Downtown Dubuque Cultural Corridor.
See list of co-hosts for participating locations!

Co-Hosts: Key City Creative Center, Retro Cakes & Cupcravery, Upcycle Dubuque

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Music & Glow Bash

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 5-9 P.M.

Bringing to the stage the local Brews Brothers, we look to show what the potential is for us to have a concert on 18th Street (between Central and White Street). Keeping our guests safe (not just doing the Safety Dance) is a must, which is why we invite the community to wear GLOW attire.

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  • 1798 Central: Devour Café (Permanent)- A NEW Coffee Shop established in the neighborhood!
  • 1781 Central: Key City Creative Center (Permanent) A Makerspace which is a collaborative workspace where members have 24/7 access to a variety of tools and equipment.
  • 1800 Central: Rosie Ray’s Relics (Permanent) – A repurpose, recycle, and refined resale store. Rosie Ray’s creates custom-made items and most products are handmade.
  • 1812 Central : Convivium Urban Farmstead (Sunday- Tuesday) & Charlotte’s 2.0 (Wednesday- Friday) – Two of the premier and beloved coffee / food shops of downtown Dubuque will be providing quick bites and beverages to satisfy your hunger.
  • 1820 Central: Merry Pop-In Shoppe – Enjoy perusing the vintage women’s clothing finds you will discover at the Merry Pop-In Shoppe.
  • 1824 Central: Dubuque Main Street – Central location for Build a Better Block’s host, Dubuque Main Street. Visit to bid on silent auction furniture items or to get more information about properties on the block.
  • 1838 Central: Upcycle Dubuque (Permanent) – Upcycle Dubuque upcycles and repurposes items to fit your needs and to divert solid waste from the landfill. They will be hosting an art gallery to showcase local artists.
  • 1842 Central: Graham’s Style Store 2.0 – A Dubuque icon, Graham’s 2.0 is ready to rock the block with fine fashions for men and women.
  • 1850 Central: Active Endeavors – Calling all outdoors-people!  If you are looking for new outdoor gear – clothing, packs, and accessories – here’s your chance.  The highly-trained and passionate team from Active Endeavors is making the trip from Davenport to show Central Avenue how to navigate the outdoors.
  • 1860 Central: FEAST (fine dining) Reservations limited to 40 per evening: https://bit.ly/2QiiSKb – Enjoy delicious food with a different theme each evening. Reserve a spot and bring friends for fine dining and fun.
  • 1870 Central: Dubuque Regional Humane Society – The Humane Society will have pets available for adoption throughout the week.
  • 1876 Central: Dave’s Furniture & Appliance (Permanent) – For your used furniture and appliance needs, Dave’s has you covered.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!