New Cross-District High School Program - Artists in Excellence

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture announces a new cross-district program that provides unique arts-based extracurricular experiences for students from Negaunee, Marquette, and Ishpeming High Schools. Artist in Excellence (AIE) introduces students to careers in the visual arts and design industry, fosters leadership, partnership, and teaches the value of arts and its contribution to our greater community. AIE is generously funded by the Upper Peninsula Health Plan and matching funds from the Community Foundation of Marquette County's Youth Fund.  

AIE provides a much-needed extra-curricular opportunity for upperclassmen who are currently enrolled in visual art and have demonstrated a high level of commitment to their artistic studies. Students meet experiences that connect with industry professionals and provide a deeper understanding of career paths available locally in arts education, business, marketing, design, public art, placemaking, tech arts and more. In addition, students explore diverse arts and culture offerings, lead a community art project, and become ambassadors for their respective school art programs and City.

AIE is administered by the Office of Arts and Culture, created in partnership with local art teachers: Jake Fether, Alex Trotter, and Kimberly Shefchik. The City Office of Arts and Culture is committed to creating opportunities, develop our youth and retain local talent to ensure Marquette continues to be a distinct and unique place that young people can visualize and create a future in their hometown.

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Street Closures for Noquemanon Ski Marathon

The following streets will be closed on Saturday, January 28from 3:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

  1. Hawley Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
  2. Wright Street, from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard.
  3. Schneider Mill Court, from River Park Circle to end of Schneider Mill Court.
  4. Powder Mill Road, from Wright Street to end of Powder Mill Road.

The detour route to access Lakeshore Boulevard from Hawley Street and Wright Street will be Presque Isle Avenue south to Fair Avenue, then Fair Avenue east to Lakeshore Boulevard.

Art Week Planning and Brainstorming Sessions Scheduled

The Office of Arts & Culture will be hosting two Art Week Planning and Brainstorming Sessions on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in workshopping ideas for projects, seeking resources and collaboration, or simply learning more about Art Week and the Community Master Plan Update. These sessions will be held at the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St.

Full information about this year’s Art Week, including guidelines and a link to the proposal form, are available through the Marquette Compass Art Week homepage,

For more information contact the Office of Arts & Culture, or 906-228-0472.

Portion of Lakeshore Blvd Closed

Lakeshore Boulevard will be one lane traffic at the Dead River bridge for a water main repair on Wednesday, January 18. A flagman will be provided if needed and motorists are advised to slow down and use caution through this area. This project will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

MBRA Meeting Canceled for Jan. 19

The regular meeting of the City of Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Board has been canceled for January 19, 2023, due to a lack of quorum. The meetings are held at 8:00 a.m. at the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, Marquette, MI. 49855 on the third Thursday of each month.  The February meeting is scheduled for February16, 2023.

2023 City of Marquette Art Week- Request for Project Proposals

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture is currently accepting proposals for projects to take place during this year’s City of Marquette Art Week, scheduled for Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Art Week is an annual event held during the last full week of June. Art Week invites local artists, organizations, and businesses to come together, collaborate, and present a series of free arts and cultural events, concerts, workshops, performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more for the Marquette community.

Proposed Art Week projects should connect to and play off this year’s theme of Home, inspired by the City of Marquette’s Community Master Plan Update. The Community Master Plan will provide a long-term vision for Marquette’s growth; Art Week particularly seeks projects that will explore our community’s ideas of what “Home” means and how arts and culture can help us envision our future.

Artists and organizations interested in proposing a project must complete and submit a proposal form by Friday, February 24. Funding opportunities are also available for qualifying projects through a grant received from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council. Full information, guidelines, and a link to the proposal form are available through the Marquette Compass Art Week homepage,

The Office of Arts & Culture will be hosting two Art Week Planning and Brainstorming Sessions on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in sharing ideas, seeking resources and collaboration, or simply learning more about Art Week and the Community Master Plan Update.

Please contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any questions or concerns at or (906) 228-0472.

Applications for City Commission Now Available

Applications are now available for City residents seeking appointment to the vacancy on the Marquette City Commission.

The applications can be found online at, and in person at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24.

Under the Marquette City Charter, “vacancies in elective offices shall, within 60 days, be filled for the unexpired term of the officer whose office has become vacant, by appointment by a majority vote of the members of the city commission then in office of a person possessing the qualifications for the office.”

Survey to Inform the Future of Marquette Land Use

The City of Marquette has launched an online survey to solicit input from residents and visitors.  Information gathered from the survey will be used in the development of the Master Plan, a long-range document that guides future development and land use in the City.

All people who live, work, learn, and/or recreate in Marquette—of every gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, and ability—are encouraged to take the survey at this link:

“Depending on who you talk to in Marquette, there are a lot of different ideas about how our community could or should change over the next 20 years,” says Dennis Stachewicz, Director of Community Development. “This survey provides a means to capture those ideas to guide our goals and Master Plan.”

The survey is open until Wednesday, January 25, and includes questions about city priorities, the quality of public facilities and services in Marquette, and opportunities and challenges facing city neighborhoods.

Paper copies are available by request in the Community Development office, located on the first floor of the Municipal Service Center at 1100 Wright Street. All responses will be kept anonymous.

This is the first of multiple community surveys and activities to inform the Master Plan project. 

To learn more about the master plan, and to sign up for project updates, please visit

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