Upcoming Events

  • Artist Reception | September 8 | 2-4pm

    Free and Open to the Public





    Come hear your neighbors, friends, and colleagues tell

    their own stories about farming!


    “A Harvest of Memories and Hopes” Storytellers:

    Roger Stewart

    Steven Tubbs

    Skott and Cale Gent

    Lori Schnoor

    Heather Moore

    Date & Time of Performance:  November 10,2019 | 2:00pm

    Mary Swander will tell story of her experience of food and farming. She will also allow the audience to respond to the performance with comments on the content of the stories, or to allow the audience to respond to the performances with stories of their own. Swander will put the stories in a context of the larger food movement, and in particular, the umbrella of AgArts, a non- profit that she founded: www.agarts.org

    Local Venders will be present with a “sampling” of their products

    The Black Velvet Band will provide music centered around farming, agriculture as well as some of their unique sounds

    Open to the Public

    Sugested Donation | $5.00



  • November 1 – November 26th, 2020

    More to follow

  • 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).


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

    Come “zen” and doodle 

    Meet   *   Create   *   See


  • This  Group of Women (55-year-olds and up) will Resume Practices on:

    Thursday,  APRIL 4TH 


    11:30 – 1:00 PM

    (begin singing at 12:00)

    Lunch Hour Singers Needed! ( Bring your Lunch)

    Free and Open To Women Who Like to Sing!

    Meet, Greet and Create Together Through Song


  • An Invitation to Artists of All Ages

    Art Experience invites you to come and paint and/or display your artwork of all things Maquoketa during Maqtoberfest on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  Bring your easels and materials needed.  Paint outside or paint from photos inside the building at 124 S. Main Street beginning at 9AM.  Street space is reserved right outside of MAE, or you may choose to paint from any public space in or around Maquoketa.  If you don’t have time to paint that day, bring in any original artwork pertaining to our area that you’d like to exhibit and/or sell. Art you create that day or bring in may be displayed at MAE on your own easels, or on the walls as space dictates.  30% commission will be charged on any sales at MAE.  All work should be labeled with Title, Artist’s name, and Price.  Artwork will be accepted for display beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing until 4:00 p.m. on October 12.  Your art may be picked up that day by 4PM if you wish, or you can leave it for display/sale until Oct. 18th. Pick up any time that week during our open hours.

     MAE will not be held responsible for any missing or damaged artwork



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