Dupaco Community Credit Union celebrated the power of art to transform and connect community on Thursday, June 13, during the Dupaco Voices Archway Opening at the site of the financial cooperative’s future operations center, 1000 Jackson St., Dubuque.
Event speakers included Dupaco President and CEO Joe Hearn, Pink Lady artist ZorZorZor, and Gene Tully, one of the originators of the Voices from the Warehouse District art shows.
The credit union’s future operations center will be located in a vacant manufacturing building, previously known as Voices, in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District – the neighborhood where Dupaco was founded. Paying homage to the five-story structure’s artful and historic past, the financial cooperative named the structure the Dupaco Voices Building.
As part of the revitalization project, and in coordination with the artist, crews deconstructed the Pink Lady artwork that had closed off the original pedestrian corridor connecting 10th and 11th streets. The archway was revealed, and the community was invited to walk through the Dupaco Voices Corridor.
Moving Dupaco’s operations center into the revitalized building will help meet the needs of the credit union’s rapidly growing number of members and employees.
Dupaco will occupy the building’s top three floors of the 174,670-square-foot building, with the first and second floors potentially featuring a mix of retail, entertainment and community space.