Local Creatives

DCFAS, in partnership with the City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs, has put together a collection of area artists, local creatives, and supporting companies.
If you are a local artist living in the Tri-State area and would like to be added to the database, please fill out the form here.

Photo of Bell Tower Theatre Bell Tower Theatre
Photo of Convivium Urban Farmstead Convivium Urban Farmstead

Events center, Cooking, Community Gardens, Woodworking Classes, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Gallery / Venue for Local Artists

Photo of Creative Adventure Lab Creative Adventure Lab

Co-working Space, Climbing Wall, Pottery Studio

Photo of Mr Lucas Delaney Mr Lucas Delaney
Die Laughin’ Murder Mystery

Murder mystery theater, Private parties

Photo of Digital Dubuque Digital Dubuque

“Capturing life a split second at a time” Digital Dubuque’s home base is on the rolling hills of Iowa near the Mississippi river in the heart of the midwest silicon prairie. We have been delivering award winning Photo, Video and Web services for over 25 years.

Photo of Dragon Whip Entertainement Dragon Whip Entertainement

Born and raised in Chicago, Will has done film, television, stage productions for many years, and recently attended the Harold Ramis Film School of Second City for film directing and also took Ron Howard’s master class. Will furthered his knowledge a little more by taking Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhymes show runners television course. Will is a published author of three books earning his certification as a men’s life coach.

Photo of Dubuque Arboretum Dubuque Arboretum
Photo of Dubuque Area Arts Collective Dubuque Area Arts Collective
Dubuque Area Writers Guild
Photo of Dubuque Arts Council Dubuque Arts Council

Music education, Artists (Music)-in-Residence, Music in the Gardens

Photo of Dubuque Camera Club Dubuque Camera Club

The Dubuque Camera Club gives tri-state area photography enthusiasts an opportunity to share their passion for capturing or creating visual imagery. All photographers are welcome, from amateur to professional. Our club is affiliated with the North Central Camera Club Council (N4C).

Photo of Dubuque Chorale Dubuque Chorale

Community vocal group, Children’s Choir, Cadenza

Photo of Dubuque County Fine Art Society Dubuque County Fine Art Society

Umbrella 501c3 Non-profit for affiliate arts groups, DubuqueFest

Dubuque Fine Arts Players (one act plays)
Photo of Dubuque Main Street Dubuque Main Street

Music on Main Street, Farmers Market,

Photo of Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque Museum of Art

Art exhibits, Gift shop, Permanent Collection

Dubuque Music Men

Community vocal group, Barbershop, Service Organization

Photo of Dubuque Symphony Orchestra Dubuque Symphony Orchestra

orchestra, youth ensembles, competitions, education, youth camps

Dubuque Urban Sketchers

We are a group of hobby and professional artists who meet every Wednesday from 4-6 pm to sketch our community and surrounding area. on-site. We meet year round, indoors and out, to share camaraderie and support for our local arts and arts everywhere!

As a member you are welcome to post your tips and ideas, original sketches from the area and travels, and other urban sketching groups that will enhance our learning and sharing experience.…

Embroidery Guild of America-Dubuque Fleur-de-lis Chapter

art and edu of needle work, open to all skill levels

Photo of Fly-by-Night Productions Fly-by-Night Productions

volunteer based community theater company

Photo of Galena Center for the Arts Galena Center for the Arts

The Galena Center for the Arts strives to make the arts accessible to our rural area as well as showcase talented regional artists in a professional setting.

Visitors to the Galena Center for the Arts discover a vibrant art scene with high-quality exhibits, diverse programming, hands-on workshops, art for sale, and opportunities for locals (and visitors to the area) to enjoy an atmosphere similar to one found at a leading art institute or theater.…

Photo of Grand Opera House Grand Opera House
Photo of Grand Theater Grand Theater
Photo of Carla M Heathcote Carla M Heathcote Graphic Designer/Educator
Photo of Ellen Henkels Ellen Henkels Painter

Ellen began her visual arts teaching career at St. Patrick’s elementary in Dubuque and then in 1974 she started teaching in the Dubuque Community Schools. With a BA cum laude and BFA from Clarke University as well as a MA from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, she influenced many a pupil to love art. She was trained as a fine arts painter. …

Heritage Center/ University of Dubuque
Photo of Heritage Works Heritage Works

Historic property redevelopment, preservation, education, architectural education

Photo of Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Key City Creative Center

Private studio space, classes

Photo of Rich Lammer Rich Lammer
Photo of Ali Levasseur Ali Levasseur Maker, Artist, Creative Director

I am a Maker. I have lived the DIY lifestyle before it was a household name. I design and produce Art, quilts, bags, clothing, jewelry, bath bombs, beer and anything really. I even tried making my own essential oils from the back yard peppermint, It didn’t turn out that good, but I Made it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought me months of furloughed opportunity to create.…

Photo of Jenna Lueck Jenna Lueck Painter

Landscape artist Jenna Lueck grew up in the hills of farm country near Balltown, Iowa and was always mesmerized by the scenery and animals around her.  As an artist, she loves creating and delivering emotion with color as she vibrantly recaptures those hills in her much sought-after landscape paintings.  Her drive behind the art focuses on the viewer: “Whether it is a vacation you were on or the countryside where you grew up, my art will bring wonderful feelings to your heart and intrigue you. …

James J. Lynes Owner, Out of Thin Air

Hometown: Independence, IA

Graduated @ UNI, BA Art Education, Cedar Falls, IA 1977

Professional work includes:

Art Studio, Advertising, Publishing & K-12 Art Education/teaching

Displaying & selling original art at numerous juried art fairs.

Display art work in several art galleries

Featured artist at several art galleries

Commissioned artwork



Photo of Music Men Music Men
Photo of National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

Guests will make and create with guided projects and self-guided activities.

carol Neurauter
Photo of Northeast Iowa School of Music Northeast Iowa School of Music

Music education, Private lessons, Chamber music

David Overby Director

Americana Band is a Dubuque brass band playing Dixieland, Polka, Classical, Patriotic and old standards. They play for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Oktoberfest, Halloween and Christmas events. There are five to twelve members in the band, depending on the requirements. It has been in existence for 20 years.

Photo of Positive Productions Plus Positive Productions Plus
Rising Star Theatre

all ages community theater compny

Photo of Silly Sketch Silly Sketch

As artist & owner of Silly Sketch, I offer the unforgettable experience of Caricature Entertainment at the Silly Sketch Upstairs Studio Dubuque and at Events. In addition, as an Artist-In-Residence I strive to share the creative experience with those outside my studio with Classes and Presentations.

Photo of Steeple Square Steeple Square
Photo of Hieyler Talley Hieyler Talley Artist

Fine Artist in Dubuque. Opened Art Factory 2022. Feature my work and the work of local arts people and people in the tri-state area. M.F.A. in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, 2018.

Photo of The Americana Band The Americana Band


The band is composed of musicians from the area who love to get together and play music of all styles. Recent performances include Dubuque’s Octoberfest, downtown Galena , Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, 7 Hills Brewery along with several venues in the Millwork District, plus the Mississippi River Museum. It plays a variety of music for all seasons from marches, ragtime, polkas, waltzes, patriotic tunes, Halloween, Christmas, Dixie and Civil War music.  …

Photo of Willie Tigges Willie Tigges Photographer
Photo of Bonita Marie Timmerman Bonita Marie Timmerman Bonita Timmerman

I was born in Iowa and have remained in the Dubuque area all of my life. My inspiration for my creations all come from nature and the beauty in rural Dubuque provides me with all I need to create my  sculptures  paintings and jewelry.  Seldom is there a day when I cannot be found walking in the woods or along a creek bank gathering my tools and props for my next challenge to show my love for nature and all she has to offer.…

Photo of Trainwreck Productions Trainwreck Productions

Trainwreck Productions (TWP) aspires to produce the best damn found-space theatre and to promote young theatre artists in Dubuque, IA.

Trainwreck Productions began in 2008, founded by Ryan Decker with Anna Troy, Paige Triervieler, Mary Zanger, and Sarah Szeibel. Opening its first production in May 2009, the company’s mission was to provide young theatre craftsmen an outlet to create avant-garde theatre, take risks and screw-up.…

Tri-State Wind Symphony
Photo of Voices Productions Voices Productions

“arts advocates organization in Dubuque, IA” @voices_productions