The focus for Voices 11 is to bridge the gallery with the streets, highlighting a once subversive art movement, and a unique set of artists—artists that want to speak to and engage with others; artists that want to make a statement and have the viewer bring their own experiences to the interpretation and understanding of their work.

2015 Artists

Meet the 2015 Artists

Art Slam

A live, timed painting competition that sets teams of artists in the spotlight.

Art Slam Website

Voices events

Events run through October 2, 2015.

  • Sept12

    Opening Reception 7:00-Midnight

    Don’t miss the premier event of the year—the opening of Voices 11! Experience the fantastic exhibit, relax with a drink from the Speakeasy and chat with the exhibiting artists. $10 cover.

  • Sept13

    Artist Walk Around 11:00-2:00 PM

    Voices artists will be on hand to discuss their work in a casual and informal walk-around. Guest speaker Steve Grody, author of Graffiti L.A.: Street Styles and Art will discuss the evolution of street art and the impact it has on a community.

  • Sept13

    Gallery Hours Noon-4:00 PM

    Saturday and Sundays through September.

  • Sept18

    PHENOM 6:00 PM

    Music and dance on the main stage.  Influenced by legendary artists like Rakim, Nas, Common, Black Thought of the Legendary Roots, & Bob Marley; PHENOM is set to become a legendary artist as well. His passion immediately ignites audiences with a fire of a stage presence of something never before in HIP-HOP.

  • Sept19

    Art Slam 7:00 PM

    A live, timed painting competition that sets teams of artists in the spotlight. MFA students and professional artists will compete for two $1500 prizes. Additionally, the popular vote will be recognized. Join us for a night a dramatic visual and musical stimulation. Be sure to bring your dollars to cast your votes and stay for the music of Driftless Sisters in the Speakeasy! Sponsored by Premier Bank

  • Sept20

    Drum Workshop 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

    A unique and inspiring workshop with Djembe and Dunun drums. No experience required and all levels are welcome. Advanced players will be challenged! Drums are provided and a potluck lunch will be shared. Register at 563.599.2823 or at colleenHelgerson@aol.com

  • Sept20

    Morning in Iowa Presentation 6:00 PM

    Pre-Performance Reception   4:30 – 5:30pm
    Incidental music to a narrative poem by Robert Nathan for clarinet, accordion, guitar, double bass and percussion, featuring Corey Mackey, principal clarinetist for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and professor at University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Narrator Frank McClain, Executive and Artistic Director of the Grand Opera House in Dubuque. The work embodies images of timeless and contemporary works of art, provided by the Dubuque Museum of Art.
    * A ticketed pre-concert reception with Corey Mackey and other musicians will be held from 4 – 5:30 PM. Reception tickets are $15 per person to include Iowa made beer and wine and appetizers made with locally grown ingredients. Tickets available at the Grand Theater Box Office

  • Sept22

    Voices of the Ancestors 6:30-8:30 PM

    Ancestral wisdom through the voices and traditions of the ancestors -  learn chants and experience a journey to your own internal ancestral knowledge.  Register at 563.599.2823 or at colleenHelgerson@aol.com.

  • Sept23

    Live Music 7:00-10:00 PM

    P.S. K.I.S.S. with Amy Dolan and Dave Richter
    Free to Public. Pipes and Strings:  Keeping it Simple, Stupid. The sultry sounds of Amy Dolan and Dave Richter live in the Speakeasy.

  • Sept24

    Live Music 8:00 PM

    The Ruby Blonde Band Free to Public. Dirty, Bluesy, Soulful, Americana. Lexi Parr possesses soul beyond her years, and with the diverse backing of her congregation The Ruby Blonde Band, brings her own special brand of rock n roll to the hungry listener. Born in the Midwest, and rooted in the blues of the Mississippi, Lexi evokes shades of Ella, thunders like Janis, and is a 100 proof original star.

  • Sept26

    Burning Man 7:00 PM

    A Night on the Playa
    Free to the public. Join us for A Night on the Playa, a Burning Man inspired evening of magic and mischief! Burners from around the Midwest will converge on the Voices Warehouse to mingle, dance, share Playa stories, and bring you into the crazy, dusty world of Burning Man.

  • Sept27

    Emergence of Spirit--Burlesque 7:00 PM

    Ticket price $15 in advance*, $20 at the door

    Ladies and Gentlemen, for one night only check your inhibitions at the door and join us for an evening of spectacle and style at this year’s Emergence of Spirit: BURLESQUE! For its fifth consecutive year EoS will bedazzle and thrill its audience with burlesque themed performances and idiosyncratic fashion stylings featuring the talents of local and regional artists, designers, and models.  A unique expression of art, style and performance, Emergence of Spirit: BURLESQUE is not to be missed!”

    *Tickets available at: www.emergenceofspirit.wix.com/emergenceofspirit until September 17. Tickets also available at a number of local stores and from Emergence of Spirit team members.

  • Sept29

    Dubuque for Refugee Children Fundraiser 6:00 PM

    Join this family friendly event to raise funds and awareness and solutions for issues faced by new immigrants from Central America in Dubuque.

  • Oct02

    Fall Into Art 5:00-10:00 PM

    Free to the public
    Dubuque Main Street’s Fall Into Art Gallery Tour is a one night gallery tour through the downtown cultural corridor. Hop on the trolley to visit Voices and the other galleries. Be sure to end your tour at Voices for the gallery tour closing party with the live music in the Speakeasy from 7-11pm. Be sure to stop back on Saturday, October 3, for your last view of the Voices exhibit!

See what Voices is all about

Photos from opening night and selected events.

Launch Photo Gallery

Our Sponsors

We offer this exhibition and much of our programming free to the public
because of the generous support of local businesses and donors.

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Voices Gallery

10th & Jackson St.
Dubuque Iowa 52001

Gallery Hours

Saturday-Sunday in September, 1-4pm

Open September/October 2015

Thursday - SaturdayOpen in the evening.
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Free! - During Gallery Hours

$10 - Opening Night

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