We have a new art fair director and committee this year who invite you to revisit DubuqueFest Fine Art Fair and see what’s new!

Goals of the new art fair director and the committee include enhancing the reputation of the DubuqueFest Art Fair as one that offers the best in fine arts and crafts in the region, and to attract serious buyers who believe in directly supporting artists & artisans who are creating original work.

Working with a committee of artists, designers, and business-minded individuals, we have increased and extended our marketing efforts in print, media, and radio (including Iowa Public Radio) throughout the tri-state area. With a new Twitter account and Facebook page, DubuqueFest 2011 is also embracing online social media. We are capitalizing on listening and following in order to hear both our buying & selling audience so we can deliver them an Art Fair to invest in.

Our new director, Paula Neuhaus, has spent the last five years working in non-profit arts administration, including program development, promotion and production. Paula is committed to enriching the cultural landscape of the Dubuque community through access to art, via art education and building community partnerships and programs that directly offer working artists economic opportunity.

Check out the NEW DubuqueFest Fine Art Fair! We kept what was working and chucked the rest. We want YOU, and YOU, and YOU! to join us. Together we’ll unite artists with patrons for an ARTful weekend on May 20-22, 2011.