2018 Plein Aire event scheduled

The City of Marquette announces the second annual “Fresh Cost Plein Aire: Painting the Landscape.” The event will take place on Saturday, June 30. Plein Aire means to paint outdoors, or in “open air,” and artists may paint at any Marquette outdoor location from Founder’s Landing to Presque Isle Park, along the shore or in town. Paintings must illustrate or be inspired by real-life scenes.

This year’s event will also feature a new Dusk to Dark competition segment, to take place on Friday, June 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday’s main competition will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., after which paintings from both competitions will be submitted for judging. A special public reception and viewing will be held at the Presque Isle Pavilion on Saturday from 5 to 8:30 p.m., and over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions and People’s Choice. Artists may pre-register at https://goo.gl/LQnNQn.

“Fresh Coast Plein Aire: Painting the Landscape” is presented by the City of Marquette, Travel Marquette, Lake Superior Art Association, Beth Millner Jewelry, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Carl Mayer Watercolors and Mommaerts Mahaney Financial Services.
For more information please visit www.Marquette365.com or contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov. Plein Aire is an official Art Week event.

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Spring Street closing for April 14 event

Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13 and continuing through noon on Sunday, April 15, Spring Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the annual Festival of the Angry Bear sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

No detour will be provided.

Egress from the MarqTran drive through and the Marquette History Museum will be available at the west end of Spring Street.

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April 14 march along Third Street

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, there will be a March for Science on Third Street. The march will begin at the Berry Events Center at Third and Fair and proceed south on Third Street, ending at the intersection of Third & Washington.

The public is asked to be aware of the march and use alternative roads during that time.

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DDA meeting rescheduled to April 26

The regular scheduled meeting for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Thursday, May 10, 2018 has been canceled due to a lack of quorum.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 a.m. Meetings are held at the DDA Offices, 203 South Front Street, Suite 1-B, Marquette, MI 49855

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