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. To submit for addition 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

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
Dubuque Arts Council

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

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)
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

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

Grand Opera House
Photo of Grand Theater Grand Theater
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
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 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 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.

Photo of Northeast Iowa School of Music Northeast Iowa School of Music

Music education, Private lessons, Chamber music

Rising Star Theatre

all ages community theater compny

Photo of Steeple Square Steeple Square
Photo of Willie Tigges Willie Tigges Photographer
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