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The Ohnward Fine Arts Center

"Bringing the arts to everyone"

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is a volunteer based, nonprofit organization that exists to offer quality and varied entertainment, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and foster creative expression throughout the community in a fiscally responsible manner.

Raid the Roof!

We need a new roof and we need your help!

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is now in it's 11th season and it is now time to replace the roof on the entire building.  I know this does not seem like a glamorous fundraiser, but it must be done!

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is a non-profit organization. We receive no funding from the city of from tax dollars. We rely on the generous donations of our business partners and patrons to meet many of our expenses. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to Ohnward are tax-deductible. We are deeply grateful to all those who have given so generously in the past, strengthening Ohnward and ensuring its vitality in this wonderful community.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Our Next Event: Cheryl the Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist

Saturday September 29 @ 7PM

Event Image CHERYL'S comedy hypnosis show is a hysterical journey limited only by the imagination of her volunteers; and the law! So FUN, she?s almost illegal! You may surprise yourself by how hard you laugh as you watch from the audience or volunteer and become a ? in the show!

Number 1 Comedian Hypnotist in Chicago since 2009- #1 in the Quad Cities. Performing for comedy hypnosis shows since 2003. The Audience volunteers become the stars of the show. Unscripted Interactive laugh out loud entertainment. Laugh until your stomach hurts!

Raised by a career military officer and moving often Cheryl learned at a young age that humor is the shortest distance between two strangers! After her show, audiences say that they laughed HARD, until their stomachs hurt and then they laughed more or that they nearly pee'd their pants laughing, fair warning to empty your bladder before the show! Amazing audiences since 2003, Cheryl made the Quad Cities her home after opening for Comedian Josh Blue there in 2014.Rated Chicago's #1 Comedy Hypnotist for 2012 and 2013, Cheryl has performed at Chicago's Navy Pier, US Naval Base Great Lakes, and The Legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis South Dakota.

Cheryl's humor isn't twisted but it certainly is strategically bent as she mash nightes hypnosis and stand up comedy, Hyp-Nomedy! Her relatable style, sarcastic humor and clever material make for a laugh out loud evening from beginning to end! Make plans to come out for a night to remember! Only audience volunteers get to sleep with Cheryl, the Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist.

Must be 18 to attend!


      $12(in advance) $15(at the door)

All Seating is General Admission

Our Location

The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is located at 1215 East Platt Street in Maquoketa, Iowa on Highway 64 (right across the road from the Jackson County Fairgrounds). Stop in and see our beautiful facility!

More About Maquoketa, IA

Click Here to go to the Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce to find out more information about Maquoketa and all we have to offer.