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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experience supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Spring 2021 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Dubuque Art Scene

Why Dubuque?

Dubuque is known for a lively art scene, mostly centered around downtown galleries, studios, museums, music venues and coffee shops. The Art + Design Department maintains a professional atmosphere that directs students to be actively involved in the art and design world beyond the Clarke campus.

Voices from the Warehouse
An annual month-long, contemporary art festival in the trendy, downtown Millwork District.

Dubuque Area Arts Collective
A gallery and performance space founded by 2012 alum Ivonne Simmonds. DAAC facilitates young artists’ creative development by providing instructive, performance and leadership opportunities in preparation for careers in the arts industry. Our main goals are to raise the profile of young emerging artists.

Fall into Art Downtown Gallery Walk

Gallery C and StudioWorks
Clarke maintains an off-site studio here so students or recent alums can work with area professional artists.

Creative Adventure Lab

Outside the Lines Gallery

The Venue, formerly Eronel, Art and Music Performance Venue

Dubuque Museum of Art