Voices From the Warehouse District 11 — Don’t Miss It!


It’s that time of the year again: Voices from the Warehouse District is right around the corner!

Runde Auto Group is a proud sponsor of the 11th annual event, which runs Sept. 12 – Oct. 2.

This year’s theme is STREETS, with a goal to “bridge the gallery with the streets, highlighting a once subversive art movement,” according to the Voices website.

Events, including an artist walk around, drum workshop, live music, a chant workshop, span the entire month.

To see a full schedule of events, as well as photos, and information about the artists, visit http://www.voicesgallery.org.

Notable events include:

  • Opening Night 7 p.m.-Midnight Sept. 12

This is an event you don’t want to miss. Grab a drink at the Speakeasy, mingle with the artists, and check out this year’s exhibition! $10 cover.

  • Art Slam 7 p.m. Sept. 19

A Voices mainstay, this live, timed painting competition features teams of artists competing for two $1,500 prizes! The event is followed by music from the Driftless Sisters.

  • Morning In Iowa Presentation 6 p.m. Sept. 20 (Pre-performance reception 4:30-5:30 p.m.)

This event will feature music to a narrative poem by Robert Nathan, featuring Corey Mackey, principal clarinetist for the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, as well as narrator Frank McClain, executive and artistic director of the Grand Opera House in Dubuque.

  • The Streets of JDIFF 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25

Check out a skateboarding performance and enjoy some appetizers before the 8 p.m. screening of the documentary “Style Wars.” The film exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

$20 admission.

  • Burning Man: A Night on the Playa 7 p.m. Sept. 26

This Burning Man-inspired evening will feature burners from all around the Midwest mingling, dancing, and sharing stories. It will be a fun look into the crazy, dusty world of Burning Man! Free to the public.

  • Emergence of Spirit – Burlesque 7 p.m. Sept. 27

This will feature burlesque-themed performances and idiosyncratic fashion stylings featuring the talents of local and regional artists, designers, and models. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets are available at www.emergenceofspirit.wix.com/emergenceofspirit until Sept. 17.

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