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