by Teri Link

Everyone knows how awful this last year and a half has been. Thanks to the pandemic, participation in anything disappeared from our daily lives. So many of us had to change our normal ways of socializing and our forms of entertainment, and the way we engaged with Arts and Culture was a big one.

Starting in March of 2020, all live performances were cancelled. No more concerts, no more plays. All gatherings of any type were put on hold. While we all certainly felt the effects of restrictions on our personal free-time, arts organizations struggled to find a way to survive with no revenue for the foreseeable future.

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Julien’s Journal, the Dubuque area lifestyle magazine, is a monthly regional feature magazine for and about Dubuque and the tri-state region.

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