Maquoketa Art Experience (MAE) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 and located in downtown Maquoketa, Iowa. MAE is dedicated to arts education, fostering an appreciation of the arts and to building community by engaging the residents of Maquoketa and surrounding areas in diverse creative activities.


To develop and cultivate an expanding interest in art within Jackson County residents and visitors to our community by supporting lifelong learning, sustaining our cultural heritage, and appreciating the arts in our everyday lives.

Upcoming Events

MAE Volunteer Appreciation Tea

RSVP to 563-652-9925 or

Creative Fun in Downtown Maquoketa – “Art in the Park”

Two coordinating nonprofit organizations needed! Find out more information here. Email MAE here. We are hosting another Creative Fun in Downtown Maquoketa – “Art in the Park” again this summer.…
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Current Exhibitions

Town & Country Quilters

Town & Country Quilters Quilt Display The talented women and men from Town & Country Quilters will have their quilts on display at Maquoketa Art Experience during the months of…
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Weekly Recurring Events

Coffee Chat @ MAE

Every Thursday @ 10 AM – Informal, open chat…and COFFEE!

Crochet & Chat

First and Third Thursdays at Maquoketa Art Experience at 1:00 pm Second and Fourth Thursdays at Maquoketa Brewery at 6:00 pm  Maquoketa Art Experience and Maquoketa Public Library are working together to host…
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Natural Dyes Workshop

Join us for an enriching one-day workshop on natural dyes, exploring eco-printing and indigo, exclusively tailored for K-12 art teachers! The workshop will investigate two to three key components: indigo,…
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