Changes are Happening
Downtown Dubuque has been bustling with activity for generations now and recently there have been efforts to garnish it for the residents of the area. It also helps to keep local (and non-local) talented artists in Dubuque.
This is one of the many projects going on downtown to beautify it. They have also been working on the B Branch doing things like repaving roads and alleyways, adding bikepaths, and adding more landmarks to see.
All of the murals were funded by the state as well as the local businesses that were being painted on.
This is not the first time street art has come to Dubuque in such a big way as some parking garages as well as a few warehouse have painting on their walls. This is however the first time that it has ever come this strong as well as from such a diverse amount of people. Eighteen of the murals have been finished with another 2 expected to be coming soon.
Most, if not all, are not named which allows the viewer to have their own interpretation.