Now on exhibit at Crescent Community Health Center, 18th & Elm St., through February 1, 2013

DubuqueFest Fine Arts Festival 2012 organizers commissioned artist and illustrator Keith Huie to lead a community-painting project as a part of the festival’s free, interactive-arts programming. More than 150 individuals of all ages joined Keith throughout the weekend to help tell the story of what art means and how it brings us together. The project was collaborative art in motion.

The completed four 4×8 large scale paintings serve as a model for the role that the arts play in helping to develop the broader cultural landscape of the Dubuque community. This sense of ownership and collectivity results in a cultural vibrancy that aids in the retention of young people in our city, initiates a sense of commitment to meeting our neighbors, serves as ongoing testimony to the power of collaboration, stimulates creative thought, and raises awareness that fine-arts exploration can be accessible to everyone.

The Huie Paintings will be exhibited at various locations throughout 2012-2013.

Exhibition schedule:

  • November 1, 2012-February 1, 2013 | Crescent Community Health Center, 1700 Elm Street, Dubuque, IA

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