DubuqueFest Collaborative Painting ProjectArtist and illustrator Keith Huie of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, led the creation of a large scale collaborative painting piece during the 2012 DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival on 7th Street in front of the Dubuque Museum of Art on Saturday & Sunday May 19 & 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Festival goers of all ages were invited to participate in this community art project that will be exhibited at various Dubuque venues throughout the year. The first exhibition will be at Crescent Community Health Center from June 1 through September 1.

Layers of paint and many hands helped Keith tell an artful story on four 8′ x 4′ masonite panels in this interactive visual art demonstration. It’s art in motion!  Local filmmaker Kylie Clark created a short film to document the progress and creation of the painting. The film will go on tour with the exhibit.

The original project proposal won an Art Gumbo award and an Employee Volunteer Grant from McGraw-Hill Companies. Festival goers shopping the fine art fair in Washington Park were invited to stop by and paint with Keith. Look for the results of the 4-panel collaborative community art project in a venue near you!