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Downtown Dubuque

Murals by
Voices Mural Project

I saw the first one from the A&W near the Highway 20 bridge and then found a series of them, wonderfully done and highly effective street art. It's worth going to Dubuque see them. The group's website (above) lists them all.

Friday, June 14, 2019

St. Raphael Cathedral in the background

The owl


This one, I think, is the best, marvelous faces, a window on the past

The flowers

All the murals are signed


I didn't look to see what he's watching

Around the block

A floating casino?


Voices Mural Project From the Voices Productions website

Are you missing Voices from the Warehouse District? You can get your Voices art fix year-round by checking out the murals around Dubuque! “The idea is to curate a series of murals in downtown Dubuque, which we refer to as the Voices Mural Project,” said Sam Mulgrew, president of Humanities Iowa and one of the five directors of Voices Productions. The Voices Mural Project includes multiple murals by regionally and nationally known mural painters. Runde Auto Group is a major sponsor of the Voices Mural Project, along with Humanities Iowa. “In essence, we will be creating an outdoor gallery, but all on the walls of privately owned property,” Mulgrew said. With the murals complete, observers can take a walking tour. “Some of the murals will be highly visible, but some will be obscurely presented hidden in alleys and back lots,” Mulgrew said. “The murals that we completed in September and October were just to get us started, dipping our toes in the water before we dive in next year,” Mulgrew said. “All vibrant communities have some degree of public art adorning their public space. Dubuque has greatly lagged in this area of creative expression. It is the intention of Voices Productions to move the needle, and get people in Dubuque involved in discussing and engaging in all forms of public art.”

June 19, 2019