[MAQUOKETA, IA] Maquoketa Art Experience announces their first annual fundraiser, Building Community Through Art on Friday, December 2, 5-7 p.m. at Maquoketa Art Experience, 124 S. Main St. in Maquoketa. The evening includes special guest speaker, Figge Art Museum Curator Rima Girnius and a special exhibition of select portraits from artist Rose Frantzen's collection, Portrait of Maquoketa will be on display. The fundraiser also includes a silent auction, appetizers, and a group exhibition including the work of Iowa artists Thomas Metcalf, Sindi Mueller, Charles Morris, Dena Tollefson, and Mary Zeran.

Tickets are $25 per person. All proceeds benefit the growth of Maquoketa Art Experience, a not-for-profit arts organization that is working to build community in Maquoketa through visual arts exploration. For more information contact visit www.maquoketa-art.org. or call Paula Neuhaus at 563.652.9925.

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