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Fifteen area culinary establishments are participating in the fifth annual Dine Out for the Arts, an art and music event produced the Bluffs Arts Council.  Each of the restaurants has designated a percentage of their proceeds for particular meals purchased on Tuesday, February 22nd.



Their donations will specifically benefit arts education programming in Council Bluffs. Patrons are simply asked to dine at one of the contributing restaurants. No other obligation is necessary.

Local visual artists will display their art at many of the restaurants during the day of the event. In addition, several of the restaurants will have musicians performing.

“We are excited to be able to showcase both local visual art and musical talent,” said Nikki Tiarks, Dine Out for the Arts committee member. Featured restaurants, selected meal times, artists and musicians showcased (subject to change) are as follows:

  • 1892 German Bier Haus (dinner); artist Julie Stueve; music by the Don Jacobson Sax Quartet
  • Barley’s (lunch & dinner); artwork by Machaela Morrissey and Pat Barton; Cirkle of Fifths band playing during the dinner hour
  • Boxer B-B-Q (dinner); music by the Jerry Potter group during the dinner hour
  • Cantina Laredo - Midtown Crossing in Omaha (lunch); artists Mary Mancuso, Michelle Graham and Julie Thorsen
  • Cellar 19 Wine and Deli (lunch & dinner); artwork by Steve Dunn and Nicki Luth; Dennis and Laura Hopp on guitar during dinner
  • Christy Creme (lunch & dinner); artist Jacqueline Wintour
  • Dixie Quicks – Omaha (lunch & dinner); Dixie Quicks has their own art gallery
  • Garden Grove Deli – Crescent (lunch & dinner); art by Kate Jobe and music by clarinetist Jo Anne Arbaugh
  • Indian Oven – Omaha (lunch & dinner); art by Matthew Jones; music for dinner TBD
  • Jack Binion’s Steakhouse at Horseshoe Casino (dinner); artists James Laurent and Lynn Kvigne
  • Jackson Street Tavern – Omaha (lunch & dinner); artwork by H. Marquez and Shannon Flynn; music during the dinner hour by Jazz Explosion
  • Kitchen Emporium and Wine Shop (breakfast & dinner); music by Kenneth Be’
  • Old River Pizza (dinner); artwork by Charlene Potter; music played at dinner by the Aaron Rodenburg Duo
  • Scott Street Pub (lunch); artist TBD
  • Tish’s (dinner); art by Holly Young and music by Da Band

Many types of visual art will be displayed, from watercolor to pottery, from photography to oil painting. All artwork will be for sale.

“Pick a restaurant and dine out on Tuesday, February 22nd,” said Scott Hoffman, chair of the event and Bluffs Arts Council Board Member. “You will be able to have a wonderful meal, enjoy art and music while contributing to a good cause.”

Doll Distributing is the presenting sponsor of this event. For more detailed information, visit www.bluffsarts.org.

The Bluffs Arts Council produces Music and Movies in the Park, Savor the Flavor, Lecture Series, Artists in the Schools, K-12 Youth Art Exhibit, Black Squirrel Arts Camps and Classes, Wall to Wall and other arts programming throughout the year.

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