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

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

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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Creativity Through Art and Music | Ryan Olsen

View the intricate wood carvings of Idaho’s Ryan Olsen from June 10-15, 2024 at Maquoketa Art Experience. Be sure to join Ryan on June 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm…
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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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Youth Hand-Built Pottery Camp

Choose from the Monday or Tuesday Session Open to Youth Going into 4th Grade Through High School Each Session is Limited to 12 Students Click Here to Register for Session…
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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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