Upcoming Events

  • This group meets the third Thursday of every month at MAE at 1:00 pm

    Come “zen” and doodle 

    Meet   *   Create   *   See


  • Tapestry rehearsals will be suspended for the next six weeks—starting today. (March 12 through April16). 
    This is a response in support of recommendations for senior citizens to remain out of group settings, especially those with underlying health conditions during a time of pandemic covid-19.
    We are appreciative of your voice and friendship.
    Concern and good wishes for all–stay vigilant and be well!
    Meet, Greet and Create Together Through Song


  • Every fourth Thursday of the month | 1-4pm | FREE

    Credit Classes for Teachers and Artists

    Bring any art project to work on during this four-hour time period.

    MAE can provide easels, computers, and drop cloths.

    Just bring your other materials and project(s).




       A show filled with skits created by the performers over the course of many rehearsals.

    It is an exaggerated mirror of society that uses both serious moments and funny

    moments to entertain.


  • 2020 is the year of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America. 

    We celebrate the women who led the struggle, and honor all women who inspired them, Maquoketa Art Experience will host SUZANNE WRIGHT, an artist residency at the University of Iowa to discuss her artist medium and her journey as a woman in the art world today, as a part of the Regional Women’s Art Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage | April and May 2020  at the Maquoketa Art Experience


    APRIL 19, 2020 AT 2:3OPM

    Guest speaker, Suzanne Wright is currently an Grant Wood Fellow, Painting & Drawing She is an artist and professor living and working in Los Angeles. She earned her BFA at Cooper Union & MFA at the University of California San Diego & also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

    Wright’s Paintings, drawings and collages propose a contemporary feminist alchemy, forging alternative frames of reference with new perspectives that attempt to lead us to a re-vitalized kind of perception,equality and empowerment. Her most recent solo show “Feminist Alchemy” was on view at Wilding Cran Gallery in Los Angeles in 2018, researching the architecture of Washington D.C. and Using Google Earth to view the capital city from an aerial perspective, the painting series created an inverted, ‘feminized’ version of the city’s monuments, opening a dialogue that responds to those historically masculine symbols of power. Other recent exhibitions were at Commonwealth and Council in LA called “The Rainbow Control Room” and Angel’s Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro California. She has been included in exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery,London, Stefan Stux, Claire Oliver Gallery, and Monya Rowe, in New York. In 2014 She was awarded the Kraus visiting professorship in Painting and Drawing at Carnegie Mellon, and has taught a several universities in New York and Los Angeles. Her work can be seen in publications including Cock, Paper, Scissors, Feminist Landscapes, Strange Attractors, Armpit of the Mole and Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon, 2013). Wright has been an active member of various AIDS and LGBTQ organizations, including ACT UP/New York from1989-1998.





    SUNDAY, MAY 3 | 2:00 PM 

     Open to the Public | Donations Appreciated

    Ballet Quad Cities is one of our Midwest region’s premiere arts organizations. Launched as a professional dance company in 1996 by Chief Executive Officer Joedy Cook, Ballet Quad Cities has garnered critical praise for its stunning performances. Ballet Quad Cities is the longest-running resident professional ballet company in the entire state of Iowa and western Illinois, one of only 100 in the nation. Our award winning performances and interactive school and community programs are accessible for people of all ages, shapes, sizes and ABILITIES.

    Each year we touch over 30,000 people with the amazing, athletic and entertaining art of dance



    Shake the Muse – An Art Inspiration App

    Each time you shake your phone/tablet, the Muse gives you a new set of art elements to bring together in a new piece or body of work. More than 20 billion combinations of elements are possible on the app. Visit ShakeTheMuse.com for more details. More than 20 billion combinations of elements are possible on

    the app!