Opening Reception for PWPL and DEO Galleries

On Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m. the Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening receptions for the three art galleries within the walls of PWPL. The Deo Gallery is owned by the City of Marquette and is located in the lower level of the PWPL in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association. The Deo Gallery’s exhibit will be up through February 25. PWPL galleries’ exhibits will be up until March 25. Receptions are free and open to the public.

EXHIBITS:

The Deo Gallery (Lower Level):

Lake Superior Art Association, Take Five
LSAA members choose three of five subjects to include in their original artwork of any medium

Huron Mountain Club Gallery (Main floor):

Lake Superior Art Association, Winter Charm

A collection of artworks made by the Marquette community that embodies the spirit of our wintry climate


Lower Level Lobby Gallery (Outside the Deo Gallery):

NMU Photography Students, SEEN/UNSEEN

Northern Michigan University student photography curated by Photo Professor Christine Lenzen

Portion of Grove Street Closed

Grove Street between Forest Park Drive and Homestead Street, will be closed to through traffic for a sewer lateral repair on Tuesday, Jan. 31, beginning at 7:00 a.m. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day. A detour will be provided.

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.

To learn more, visit www.mqtcompass.com

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, www.mqtcompass.com/artweek.

For more information contact the Office of Arts & Culture, arts-culture@marquettemi.gov 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, www.mqtcompass.com/artweek.

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 arts-culture@marquettemi.gov or (906) 228-0472.

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