We recently had a fantastic weekend adventure in Duqubue, Iowa. (Check out all the details here.) One of my most favorite things to do is admire public art, and Dubuque delivered! From street art to art sculptures, you’ll no doubt get your fill for an art-inspired visit.

Amazing Public Art in Dubuque, Iowa

Street art

The Voices Production street art project can be seen in downtown Dubuque covering historic buildings. Although I didn’t get to see all the murals (20 total so far), I was pretty happy to have seen most of these during our downtown walk. Download the street art map here.

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

A closer look at Wild Rose. Since it was located on the second floor,  it was easiest to take a picture across the street on Main Street in front of Java Joe’s. (You bet I stopped here for coffee.)

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

My absolute favorite mural, captured with my daughter twirling in front, made for even better memories.

 

 

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

Amazing street art in Dubuque, Iowa.

Art on the River

One of the best things about staying at our hotel, Grand Harbor Hotel & Waterpark, was its prime location by the Riverwalk along the Mississippi River. I loved waking up each morning and running along the Riverwalk. And lucky for me, they had their Art on the River pieces displayed for my viewing pleasure. The pieces are specially selected each year to be showcased along the Mississippi Riverwalk. Hurry, the pieces are available to look at until June! Located in front of the piece Grand River Center, Continuum won the Five Flags Sculpture Competition.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

One of my favorite pieces, Letting Go, depicts a young lady releasing a dove.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Love this sculpture, Harbinger, against the rising sun.

 

 

 

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.   Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Foxgloves & Fistacuffs from Chicago artist, Nicole Beck.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

A closeup view of Fistacuffs.Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

  Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Although not technically a sculpture, the Grand River Center is beautiful.

Beautiful public art on the river along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Which is your favorite?

Amazing Public Art in Dubuque, Iowa

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