Dubuque is known for a lively art scene, mostly centered around downtown galleries, studios, museums, music venues and coffee shops. The Art + Design Department maintains a professional atmosphere that directs students to be actively involved in the art and design world beyond the Clarke campus.
Voices from the Warehouse
An annual month-long, contemporary art festival in the trendy, downtown Millwork District.
Dubuque Area Arts Collective
A gallery and performance space founded by 2012 alum Ivonne Simmonds. DAAC facilitates young artists’ creative development by providing instructive, performance and leadership opportunities in preparation for careers in the arts industry. Our main goals are to raise the profile of young emerging artists.
Gallery C and StudioWorks
Clarke maintains an off-site studio here so students or recent alums can work with area professional artists.
The Venue, formerly Eronel, Art and Music Performance Venue