Second Annual Celebration - 2018

Layers of Maquoketa brings together people from all walks of life to talk about what gives us a sense of place about this city we call home.

April 30-May 5, 2018

Maquoketa Art Experience
124 S. Main St., Maquoketa, IA - Map

Downtown Maquoketa Green Space, 137 S. Main St. - Map
and Maquoketa Arts Experience, 124 S. Main St



Join Us for a Weeklong Celebration
Monday, April 30th through Saturday, May 5th, 2018


  • Quilts

  • Women in Agriculture

  • Springtime in Maquoketa Photography Contest and Exhibition

  • Maquoketa High School Art Exhibition

  • Eastern Iowa Farmers

  • Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize Winner

  • United Church of Christ Anniversary

  • Jackson County Extension Display and Children's Activity

Special events:

  • U.S. Post Office building's 100th anniversary: tours & passport fair

  • Layers of Maquoketa Coffeehouse

  • Performance of "FarmScape", a play by Mary Swander

  • Chalk the Walk

  • Antique tractor show

  • Face painting

  • Artist reception for "Gables" by Daniel Caven

  • Performance by Timber City Bells

  • Outdoor concert featuring The Black Velvet Band


  • Long-arm and hand quilting demonstration

  • "Robert Milliken, the early years"

  • Overview of Robert Milliken's life and impact - Jackson County Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch, Clinton Engines Museum

  • Robert Milliken's World War II involvement

  • Vintage tillage & corn planting demonstration