Dubuque Main Street Fall Into Art

Fall Into Art logo   October 7&8, 2016.

Fall Into Art is a FREE art tour around downtown Dubuque, organized by Dubuque Main Street and kept free by presenting sponsor Premier Bank. A combination of gallery owners, curators, educators, students, and working artists will welcome you into their spaces to share their collections of paintings, pottery, photography, mixed media art, installation art, design graphics, and more. The Fall Into Art Gallery Tour is open to the public and free of charge. Participants may tour the 9 art locations in any order by walking, biking, riding, or driving.

This self guided tour offers a culturally rich exploration of the downtown Dubuque Cultural Corridor including Cable Car Square, the Historic Millwork District, Historic Old Main, and Upper Main/Farmers’ Market.

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The two Fall Into Art trolleys will make a loop, stopping at each participating gallery roughly every 15 minutes–but the route is very walkable, too!


The Dubuque Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Julien’s Journal, and the Fall Into Art Committee for helping make this event successful. Tony Pfohl & The Fischer Companies for providing gallery spaces for the Clarke University, Loras College, and University of Dubuque off-site exhibits. The Knights of Columbus for providing gallery space for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville off-site exhibit. Stephanie Kronlage, Clarke University graduate, for volunteering her logo and graphic design talents.

For more information, please contact Dubuque Main Street at 563-588-4400 or office@dubuquemainstreet.org


1) Carnegie-Stout Public Library
360 W. 11th Street
Enjoy the Art @ your library® opening reception featuring local artists from the art studio at StudioWorks in Dubuque. Artists works include two dimentional pastels, watercolors, and oils. The opening will also include unique chair art decorated by local artists in support of the Art @ your library® program.
563.589-4225 | dubuque.lib.ia.us

2) Clarke University Off-Site Exhibit
700 White Street (The Kirby Building)Enter at 7th Street side entrance Clarke University offers a comprehensive undergraduate art program with BA and BFA degrees in studio art, graphic design, art education, and art history. This exhibition will showcase a variety of student work.
563.588.8146 | clarke.edu
3) Dubuque Museum of Art

701 Locust Street
Established in 1874, the Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa’s oldest cultural institution. Located in the heart of downtown, the Museum’s permanent collection reflects 20th Century American art with an emphasis on mid-American Regionalism.
563.557.1851 | dbqart.com

4) Gallery C

900 Jackson Street
Gallery C is a contemporary art gallery specializing in innovative art by emerging and established artists. Join the opening reception for London, England native Corinna Button, now residing in Chicago.
917.715.7384 | gallerycm.com

5) Loras College Off-Site Exhibit
219 W. 9th Street
The Loras College Off-site Student Art Exhibition features an array of art work including drawing, painting, digital photography, illustration, and more.
563.588.7940 | loras.edu

6) Matter Creative Center
140 E. 9th Street
Stop by Matter to play awesome cardboard arcade games created at the 2014 Imagination Celebration! While here, check out our Building Lab and Pottery Painting Studio! Arcade located in rear at 9th & Jackson.
563.556.0117 | mattercreative.org

7) The Nash Gallery
371 Bluff Street
In May of 2012, Nash Gallery, was formed as a spotlight for emerging artists. Nash Gallery’s appproach is to hightlight avant-garde art with a community-based foundation.
563.580.4029 | dcfas.org

8) Outside the Lines Art Gallery
409 Bluff Street
Featuring work by American artists and specializing in local color including paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, and gifts. The gallery is open year round and features rotating bi-monthly exhibits. Artists on hand during the tour.
563.583.9343 | otlag.com

9) The Salon Des Refuses
902 Main St.
Annual exhibition held for local artists who applied and were not accepted into VOICES, the DuMA Biennial Juried Exhibition, or other Dubuque area exhibits & galleries.
563.580.9888 | The Salon

10) Studio Works
900 Jackson Street, LL3
Studio Works is a non-profit organization that offers quality studio space and programs for artists and creative professionals, hosting various events to promote the creative development of local artists.
563.564.9142 | dbqstudioworks.org

11) University of Dubuque Off-Site Exhibit
919 Main Street
University of Dubuque Computer Graphics students examine the notion of “Falling”. Falling where and into what? More than 35 images created for this “Falling into Art” show. Confused? Trip on over to have a look.
563.589.3717 | dbq.edu

12) University of Wisconsin-Platteville Off-Site Exhibit

781 Locust Street
(Knights of Columbus Hall)
The Art Program at UW-Platteville stresses the development of a broad working knowledge in studio art, graphic design, and art education. This exhibit showcases work from students in these areas.
608.342.1442 | uwplatt.edu

13) Voices from the Warehouse

275 E. 10th Street
Voices celebrates its 11th anniversary this year and continues to be an outlet for the artist’s voice to be heard. Special music performance for the Fall into Art closing party, don’t miss out.
307.630.9447 | voicesgallery.org

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