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the arts Muddy River Camera Club 56 25th Ave N | Clinton, IA The Muddy River Camera Club is a diverse group of photographers from beginners to experts in Clinton County and surrounding towns. The purpose of this organization is to foster the advancement of photographic knowledge and techniques amongst the club members; and to have fun! Members meet to display, critique and discuss photography in a friendly atmosphere. Visitors are always welcome. Members meet on the second Monday of each month at the Lyons District restored Railroad Depot. Membership is open to any individuals, regardless of amateur or professional standing, who are interested in actively advancing his/her knowledge of photographic techniques and actively participating in club activities. Ohnward Fine Arts Center 1215 E Platt St | Maquoketa, IA | 563-652-9815 The Ohnward Fine Arts Center belongs to the people of Maquoketa. This 29,800 square foot performing arts center was built entirely with private donations, a Vision Iowa grant program and with Gary Drew leading volunteer labor. More than 900 families, individuals and businesses donated financial assistance, volunteered their labor and loaned or donated equipment and materials to complete the project. The Ohnward Fine Arts Center of Maquoketa officially opened in December of 2004. With the help of over 95,000 volunteer hours and $900,000 in little and big donations, the community of Maquoketa built this state-of-the-art Ohnward Fine Arts Center without the use of a single city or school tax dollar. The amenities of the Kopel Theatre include 841 permanent seats, a 35 x 70 stage area, 4 dressing rooms, 2 backstage restrooms, a Yamaha Conservatory Grand piano, a 12,000 watt, 40 channel sound system and computer controlled lighting spots. The Drew Art Gallery has 850 square feet of display wall space and is a 3,600 square foot exhibition area. Rainbow pottery 229 5th Ave South | Clinton, IA 563-243-3300 | Located in the River Arts Center, Rainbow Pottery offers the chance to paint your own ceramics! Painting ceramics has been around since humans started making pottery vessels, and we make it easy for you to make one of our ceramic pieces uniquely yours! Choose from any of hundreds of pre- fired pieces... choose your own colors... use stencils, stamps or make any design you want! When you’re done painting, let us fire your piece to a beautiful glassy glaze, and you will be amazed at the result of the bit of art you have created! Please, come join the fun - we know we have art you will love to make,and make your own! New Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 or by appointment. Call to make your reservation for parties for your friends, family, or child at (563) 243-3300. River Arts Center 229 5th Avenue S | Clinton, IA 563-243-3300 | New exhibits, in a variety of media, are hung every six weeks. The gift clinton area showboat theatre shop contains unique gift items on consignment, created by artists from the Clinton area and from all over the United States. During the year, classes and workshops, taught by local teachers and well-known artists, are held in painting, pottery, ceramics and drawing. The River Arts Center houses the Best Cellar Theatre, which has year-round children and adult shows using local talent. Call the River Arts Center for more information and/or dates for performances. The Clinton Art Association also sponsors annual events, including a bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago and other galleries of interest, plus a local Garden Walk, held the 4th Sunday in June. Hours at the River Arts Center are Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and the first two weeks of January. They are also open to groups by appointment. Call (563) 243-3300 for more information. Timber Lake Playhouse 8215 Black Oak Rd | Mount Carroll, IL 815-244-2035 | Timber Lake Playhouse, near Mount Carroll, Ill., came into existence in 1961 as a not-for-profit summer stock theatre, dedicated to providing a center of cultural opportunity for developing artists and a showcase of quality life theatre entertainment to the residents of the Midwest, particularly those within northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa. TLP is the oldest continuous operating summer theater in Illinois. Tickets can be purchased by calling the TLP box office at (815) 244-2035 daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more Information, visit ohnward fine arts center Visitor And Newcomer Guide | 2019 37