What does social + cultural vibrancy mean to you? How can we continue to foster, support and improve such in Dubuque?
Share your ideas: Join us for the Imagine Dubuque ‘Social + Cultural Vibrancy Workshop’ on April 19th – 6pm at The Smokestack | 62 E. 7th Street | Help make our City more viable, livable and equitable!
The Social + Cultural Vibrancy Workshop will mark the 3rd community-wide workshop in a series of four for Imagine Dubuque, the City of Dubuque’s New Comprehensive Plan. And what better place to focus on and discuss vibrancy than The Smokestack – a colorful, industrial, mural-clad restaurant and downtown event facility serving up great local food and a whole lot of history in the heart of Dubuque. Little known fact… Did you know the building that houses The Smokestack was a former hotel and is 160 years old? True story.
To help guide the upcoming workshop, a ‘Social + Cultural Vibrancy Working Group’ session took place on February 21st at Carnegie Stout Library. People from various cultural institutions, including Dubuque Main Street, Five Flags, the Symphony, and NAACP took part and began to identify and prioritize ideas and issues. Some of takeaways include:
“Walkability is key to cultivating a sense of vibrancy.”
“We need to encourage all forms of cultural expression.”
“Key to attracting diverse groups is getting kids involved.”
Now is the time to continue the conversation and add your own ideas to the mix!
Click here to RSVP for the April 19th Workshop.
Watch the Video: At the working group, a graphic brainstorming technique called ‘MindMapping’ was used to showcase and connect ideas generated by discussion, see below.
Connect Today! Ways to get involved:
- Visit ImagineDubuque.com
- Enter your email via the “follow” button in the website’s footer
- Take the new quick poll
- Download the free app and opt-in to receive push notifications
- Submit ideas and upload photos of what you’d like to see
- Visit the ‘Events’ page and mark your calendar to attend upcoming workshops