December Arts and Culture Advisory Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Advisory Committee’s December meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m., has been rescheduled to Friday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.

All meetings take place in the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front Street.

For questions or more information, please call the Office of Arts & Culture at 906-228-0472 or email

November 16 DDA Meeting

A regular meeting of the Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors will be held Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street. The meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Public Participation

There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: in person or written. Written comments can be submitted by emailing Written submissions will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

Additional Dates for Kids Cove Enclosure Picket Return


Pickets from the Kids Cove playground enclosure at Mattson Lower Harbor Park have been removed. Multiple pickets remain; therefore, additional dates have been established for pick up at Lakeview Arena Citizens Forum during the following times:

Friday, November 18, 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 26, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you sponsored a picket for the original enclosure constructed in 1996, your sponsored picket is available to you.  The effort to return pickets to original donors is made possible by City of Marquette Playgrounds for All Committee, Marquette Rotary Clubs and City of Marquette.

Marquette to Host Upper Peninsula Arts & Culture Alliance Reception and Meeting

The Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance will host their quarterly meeting and a public reception in Marquette on November 15-16, 2022.

On Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., the public is invited to join representatives from the UPACA for a social reception at Café Bodega, 517 North Third St., including hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music by the McKenzie-Arquette Jazz Duo.

On Wednesday, November 16 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., the UPACA will host their quarterly board meeting at the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library. This meeting is also free and open to the public, and a great opportunity for the community to engage with ongoing initiatives including the U.P. Artist Directory, U.P.-wide arts and culture economic impact study, and more.

Established in 2016, the Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance is a 15-county affinity group comprised of artisans and art organizations, historians and culture bearers, as well as allies in related sectors such as tourism and recreation, local and regional government, and economic development. The goals of the Alliance are to improve the visibility, connectivity, and sustainability of the arts and culture sector as part of the broader fabric of regional Upper Peninsula development. For more information on the UPACA, visit

For additional questions and information please contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture at 906-228-0472 or

Yard and Campaign Sign Placement Reminder

As the Nov. 8 General Election approaches there has been an increase in yard signs being placed on both private property and in the right-of-way around the City.

As a reminder to residents, the City’s regulations regarding yard signs are as follows:

Residents may place up to four non-commercial yard signs – not to exceed 24 square feet in total area – on their private property.

Residents are not permitted to place signs in the right-of-way, and these signs will be removed.

In addition, signs related to the parties, candidates or proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot are considered campaign materials under state law and are not permitted within 100 feet of any entrance to a polling location.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, November 9 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.

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