Call for submissions: “Words to Live and Bike By” mural project

The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) is inviting artists, community members, and organizations to apply to design and paint text-inspired, site-specific artworks on the surface of the Holly Greer Bike Path in Marquette.
The “Words to Live and Bike By” project involves five words painted at five different locations along the bike path. The selected words will be stenciled on the bike path prior to painters’ arrival on-site. Completed murals will be 6ft. in height and between 11 ft. and 25 ft. in length, depending on word length.

Those interested can apply by completing the application(s) found online here. Included on each application is a stencil/outline of each word, off of which applicants can make their proposed design and attach at the end of the form. Proposed designs should reflect a unique and imaginative interpretation relating the given word to the location. Colored pencil or fine tip markers are recommended for design drafts, though digital designs will also be accepted.

Locations and words include:

  • Founder’s Landing; “REMEMBER”
  • Marquette Commons; “GRATITUDE”
  • Mattson Lower Harbor Park; “DREAM”
  • Between Picnic Rocks & McCarty’s Cove; “RESPECT”
  • Clark Lambros Park; “HOPE”

Applicants are limited to one design submission per word, though may submit for multiple words and locations if desired. The deadline for submissions is 5:00pm on September 1, 2020. Winners will be notified on September 10, 2020, with painting to occur between September 14-25, 2020.
Once begun, the painting of each mural must be completed within a 12-hour timeframe to limit disruption of bike path traffic. MPAC will provide core materials for the project, including paint, brushes, containers, masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, drop cloths, and tape. Painters will be responsible for practicing COVID safety procedures by wearing masks and exercising social distancing.

Please visit https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/community-services/arts-and-culture/ or view one of the application forms for complete information and specifications. For additional questions and information contact Tiina Morin, City of Marquette Arts & Culture Manager at tmorin@marquettemi.gov or (906) 225-8641.

MarquetteMI.Gov
Blueberry Festival is only two days away! Here's our line-up of musicians who will be performing throughout the festival. Find them, along with delicious blueberry dishes, drinks, sidewalk sales, goodies, and so much more on Friday, July 30 in Downtown Marquette. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
The Marquette DDA is seeking a full-time Maintenance Manager to lead our maintenance team. The Maintenance Manager establishes, coordinates, and supervises general maintenance and repair of downtown sidewalks, parking lots, green spaces, walkways, and facilities managed by the DDA. Must be willing to work early morning hours, with some evening and weekend work required. The DDA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. A complete job description can be found via the link below. The application deadline is Friday, August 6, 2021.www.downtownmarquette.org/news/mdda-hiring-maintenance-coordinator-ty7tf ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Construction at Founders Landing has started for the new pier project. Effective immediately, the boardwalk at Founders Landing and the City multi-use path between Spring Street and the trail intersection near the Lakeshore Boulevard and US 41 intersection will be closed to through traffic. The closure is required to accommodate construction work on the City South Pier project and for building construction at the Two Marquette Place development.Multi-use path traffic will be detoured around this area by means of the sidewalk along Front Street/US 41. The closure and detour are expected to remain in effect until the end of the 2021 construction season.The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing. The City of Marquette asks for your patience during the construction process. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

City of Marquette - Government
Production Date: 1939Source Type: PostcardPrinter, Publisher, Photographer: Olson News Company, Curt Teich (#9A-H2024) ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

Copyright 2019 © All Rights Reserved