25 Annual City of Marquette Art Awards

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture presents the 25th Annual Art Awards on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This red-carpet affair honors outstanding individuals who have made an impact in arts and culture in Marquette. The awards show will be held at the Masonic Building’s Red Room, 128 W Washington St. This year’s awards show is made possible by Innovate Marquette Smart Zone.

This event is free and open to the public with a “Marquette Formal” suggested dress code to match the occasion. No RSVP required, doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 6:00 p.m., reception with live music, cash bar, and desserts to follow. The 25th Annual Art Awards show will feature performances by TaMaMa Dance Co., Troy Graham, B.G. Bradley, and more. Notable community members will appear as award presenters, and honor this year’s recipients:

Arts Advocate:            Susan Divine

Arts Business:             The Gallery

Arts Educator:             Barbara Rhyneer

Arts Organization:      Revolve CC

Arts Volunteer:           Robert Mercure
Performing Artist:       Troy Graham
Visual Artist:              Sawftsea [Chelsea Monaghan]
Writer:                         B.G. Bradley
Youth:                         Ethan Swanson

Special Recognition:  Judy Sarosik

Arts Innovation:         Silas Talley

For more details about the Annual Art Awards visit www.mqtcompass.com

For questions contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

East Ohio Street Closure

East Ohio Street, between Fern Place and Cedar Street, will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a sewer and water service replacement. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

Marji Gesick 50 Mile Start

On Saturday, September 17, the Marji Gesick 50-mile mountain bike race will be starting on Lakeshore Boulevard between Washington Street and Spring Street. Riders will head south to the Carp River bridge by means of Lakeshore Boulevard, the City multi-use path and Lake Street. Riders will continue under the bridge to Cliffs Power Road, Mount Marquette Road, and onto NTN trails.

Between 6:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed between Spring Street and Washington Street, and closed to through traffic between Washington Street and Ridge Street. Traffic will be detoured via Spring Street, Front Street and Ridge Street. Police officers will be directing traffic on Lakeshore Boulevard; however, Lake Street, Cliffs Power Road and Mount Marquette Road will remain open to traffic.

Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for police officers directing traffic and detour signage.

MBRA Meeting Reschedule for Sept. 22

The September 15, 2022 meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been canceled and rescheduled to meet on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the second floor conference room at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, Marquette, MI.

The City of Marquette Rolls Out Improved Single Sort Recycling Program

The City of Marquette will begin rolling out new recycling carts for residents next week as it officially launches its carted “single-stream” collection service.

With the single stream recycling program, sorting recyclable items is not necessary; residents are able to place all recyclable items directly into a new, larger recycling container. The 64-gallon carts will begin arriving at residents’ homes starting September 12th. The carts will replace the smaller bins currently used for residential recycling and come with wheels for easy maneuvering and attached lids to keep recyclables dry and secure.

The City applied for and received grants from Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with city governments nationwide to transform their recycling programs. The City of Marquette was selected to receive grant support because of its dedication to advancing recycling in the community. The grants from EGLE and The Recycling Partnership, with support from the American Beverage’s Every Bottle Back initiative, will provide 6,100 new carts and includes funding for education and outreach about the new collection process.

The City of Marquette asks that residents continue to do their part by placing only recyclable materials in their carts, including aluminum and steel cans, paper products (including newspapers and flattened cardboard), and empty plastic bottles and containers. Glass will not be collected curbside but is eligible for recycling through drop off locations only. Glass drop-off locations include Waste Management at 910 W. Baraga Ave. and The Municipal Service Center at 1100 Wright Street. To help limit contamination, give food, and drink containers a quick rinse and then place them directly into the recycling cart—no sorting needed.

Some items that cannot be recycled include plastic bags, film plastics, paper towels, electrical equipment, batteries, and clothing. These items often get mixed into recycling carts because of “wishcycling,” or the hope that they can be recycled. While well-intentioned, non-recyclable items cause serious issues.

For more information on what can and cannot go into the cart, visit www.recycle906.com.

Residents can begin using their new carts immediately upon arrival.

To find your recycling day, plus answers to other Frequently Asked Questions, visit www.marquettemi.gov or contact the Public Works Department at 906-228-0444.

About The Recycling Partnership

At The Recycling Partnership, we are solving for circularity. We mobilize people, data, and solutions across the value chain to unlock the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and a circular economy. We work on the ground with thousands of communities to transform underperforming recycling programs and tackle circular economy challenges. We collaborate with companies to make their packaging more circular and help them meet their climate and sustainability goals. And we work with government to develop the policy solutions that will address the systemic needs of our residential recycling system. Since 2014, the nonprofit change agent diverted 500 million pounds of new recyclables from landfills, saved 968 million gallons of water, avoided more than 500,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, and drove significant reductions in targeted contamination rates. Learn more at recyclingpartnership.org.

Lakeview Arena Public Skating

Public Skating 2022-2023 begins Monday, September 12.

The City of Marquette announces Lakeview Arena’s Public Skating Hours:

  • Drop-In Figure Skating                                   Monday-Friday 9:00-9:50am
  • Preschool/Parent & Senior Citizens               Monday-Friday 10:00-11:20am
  • Drop-In Hockey                                              Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:50pm
  • Public Skate (all ages)                                    Monday-Sunday 1:00-2:50pm
  • Senior/Adult Skate (55 & older)                     Friday 7:00-8:30pm beginning October 14 (Free to Marquette City senior residents with ID)
  • Adult Drop-In Hockey (18 & older)               Monday 9:30-11:00pm beginning September 19
  • Drop-In Curling                                              Sundays 7:30pm-10:30pm beginning October 2

The public skating schedule can be affected by tournaments and holidays.  

Saturday, Sept 24 there will be no public skating for the Stick it to Cancer hockey tournament.

Please see the City’s website www.marquettemi.gov, Lakeview Arena Facebook page, or call the Lakeview Arena office for additional information.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.  The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

Opening Reception for Deo's September Exhibit

On Thursday, September 8th, from 6-8 p.m., the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will host the opening reception for the September Deo Gallery Exhibit: Sunrises and Wild Places. Sunrises and Wild Places feature the local landscape photography by Cameron Wilcox. This stunning collection of scenery may feel familiar as Wilcox’s work is often featured by NMU, Travel Marquette, Lake Superior Magazine, and other notable publications; or perhaps, because the body of work captures the incredible natural spaces that we inhabit.

The Deo Gallery is located in the basement of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is curated monthly by the Lake Superior Art Association. The Deo Gallery’s exhibit will be up through September 1 through September 30. Receptions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are provided. Artist talk will begin at 7:00 p.m.


The Deo Gallery: Cameron Wilcox, Sunrises and Wild Places
Local Nature Photography
Artist Talk at 7:00pm

Peter White Public Library Current Exhibits:

Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor): Katherine Sirvio, From Where I Stand

Mixed Media inspired by her serene natural surroundings and the sharp edges of the world within it.
Lower Level Lobby Gallery (Outside the Deo Gallery): Sarah Reynolds, Flora

Paintings and illustrations that explore volume and abstracts of human bodies that reflect configurations found in the organic.

Street Disruptions Due to Milling and Paving Activities

As part of an ongoing City Street Improvement Project, Payne & Dolan, Inc. will begin asphalt resurfacing on Monday, September 12, 2022.  This process involves milling or pulverizing existing asphalt surfaces followed by repaving.  The following streets are included in this project: 

  1. East Nicolet Boulevard – Nicolet Boulevard to Allouez Street
  2. McClellan Avenue – Ridge Street to Cleveland Avenue
  3. Sugarloaf Avenue – Wright Street to 160’ north of Powder Mill Drive
  4. Bluff Street – Lincoln Avenue to Morgan Street
  5. Center Street – Wilkinson Avenue to East Dead End
  6. West Kaye Avenue – West of Lincoln

This work is expected to occur intermittently over the next 4 weeks. Vehicular and pedestrian access to homes will be maintained.  The work will be completed by means of short duration road closures, road detours, and flag control.  The public is urged to use extreme caution and follow all traffic control measures.  

The City of Marquette asks you for your patience during this process. 


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



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