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

Indoor Fall Craft Sale

Maquoketa Art Experience is inviting indoor Vendors and Crafters to be part of our 3rd Fall Craft and Vendor Fair during Maqtoberfest! We have about 20 available indoor spaces -…
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Current Exhibitions

Explosion of Colors | Naser D. and Patricia Shahrivar

Welcome to An Explosion of Color | Art by the Shahrivars Artists Naser and Patricia Shahrivar will have their art on display in the North and South Galleries at Maquoketa…
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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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Adult Beginner Pottery Course

Ever wanted to try your hand at pottery? Join us for this beginning pottery course taught by local artist, Gary Carstens, owner of Mississippi Mud Studios in Maquoketa. The course…
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