Public Gallery Program - High School Art Exhibits

The Public Gallery Program, a partnership between the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture and the Peter White Public Library, presents two exhibits during the month of May featuring artwork by high school students.

Deo Gallery – City operated, located in the City Arts and Culture Center on the lower level
The High School Art Show features over one hundred local student artists from Marquette Senior High School, Negaunee High School, Ishpeming High School, Northstar Academy, and Gwinn High School. This vibrant exhibit offers all different types of art styles and mediums, including ceramics, acrylics, portraits, pencil drawings, and watercolor. The exhibit will also highlight the artwork of students participating in the city led Artists in Excellence program.

Huron Mountain Club Gallery and Lower Level Lobby – Operated by PWPL

The LIVE Art and Word exhibit showcases entries to the U.P.-wide contest held annually by West End Suicide Prevention that asks high school students to create art inspired by the theme “Mental Health Awareness”. An overall Grand Prize and first and second places are awarded in three categories, Visual Art, Written Word, Song/Dance/Theater.

A joint reception will be held on Thursday May 11, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and general public are welcome to this free community event. Awards and Artists talks will occur at 6:30 p.m. in the Deo Gallery and 7:00 p.m. in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery.

For more information visit Contact Office of Arts and Culture 906-228-0472 or with questions about the High School Art Show. Contact Peter White Public Library 906-228-9510 or with questions about the LIVE Art and Words exhibit

Park Cemetery Spring Item Removal

The City of Marquette is announcing that all Park Cemetery winter gravesite decorations must be removed before Monday, May 1, 2023.  After May 1, City crews will begin spring cleanup of the cemetery grounds and will dispose of such items left at gravesites.

Public Vote -Art Week 2023 Cover Art Contest

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture invites the community to vote on the artwork to be featured on this year’s Art Week Magazine. Art Week 2023 will be held June 19-24.

A public contest will be held to determine the artwork featured on the cover of the City of Marquette Art Week 2023 Booklet. Submissions are all local artists. The winning artist will receive a $100 artist stipend and will be featured prominently in the Art Week promotions. All submissions will be uploaded as a virtual exhibit hosted on the website.

The winning artwork will be chosen by popular choice via a public online voting poll found on

Voting will close Monday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m.
For more information about Art Week visit

For questions about the cover art contest please contact the Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or

Unveiling of Artists in Excellence Inaugural Community Project

Artists in Excellence (AIE) is a cross-district, arts-based extracurricular program for students from Marquette, Negaunee, and Ishpeming High Schools administered by the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture in partnership with local art teachers. Students developed and lead the inaugural community art project as part of the program; a mural at Birchview elementary.

Under the guidance of local muralist Hannah Milkie, whose work can be found on the walls of Trenary Toast Cafe and Blackrocks Brewery in Marquette, students from local high schools united to design and implement a project they felt would make a difference in empowering the youth of their community and visualize the power of creative collaboration. The “Power Mural” will be unveiled in coordination with a student power assembly on Friday at 3:00pm at Birchview Elementary School (663 Poplar St, Ishpeming MI).

AIE was created to satisfy multiple City Arts & Culture masterplan objectives, including “Support Active and Engaged Community of Healthy, lifelong learners” and “talent development attraction and retention”. The program gives students direct experience with the local creative economy and builds a sense of place in their community beyond the walls of their high school and home. Future student-led community art projects will take place throughout the greater Marquette area, connecting students across municipal boundaries.

AIE is generously funded by the Upper Peninsula Health Plan and matching funds from the Community Foundation of Marquette County's Youth Fund. For more information about the AIE program visit the or contact the City Office of Arts & Culture 906-228-0472.

Note to Press: Permission from Birchview Elementary Principal, Mr. Matthew Byce, is required to attend the unveiling of the "Power Mural." Please contact 906-485-6341 to obtain permission and coordinate coverage.

East Baraga Avenue Extension Project

On Wednesday April 26, Oberstar Inc. will begin work on Baraga Avenue east of Lakeshore Boulevard.  The work includes paving, curbing, storm sewer, and restoration. Resident and business access will be maintained throughout the project. There will be intermittent closures of the multiuse path immediately adjacent to the south piers. The work is anticipated to be completed in June of this year.

The public is advised to take caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction and advisory signing.

Curbside Brush and Leaf Pickup Scheduled

Curbside brush collection will be conducted April 24 – 28. The brush volume from each property is limited to one pickup load, a pile approx. 12’L x 6’W x 5’H.

Crews will collect loose or brown bagged leaves May 1 - 12. Street sweeping and sand pickup will be conducted during leaf collection dates for all residential routes. The City will not collect material after the last date listed for each route.

The composting drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. is opening April 22 for the season. It is open Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.. Any yard waste will be accepted but brush will be limited to one pickup load per day.  “Solid Waste” fee payment on a City water bill and ID is required for admittance.

The Household Rubbish site will open April 24. It is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Extra days have been added to the first two weeks to assist with spring cleaning. Thursday, April 27, Saturday, April 29, and Thursday, May 4.

Dates and the map of the City of Marquette’s curbside brush and leaf collection and compost and rubbish site opening can be found on the city website.

Sidewalk repair and extension project begins April 17

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023, work will begin on a city-wide sidewalk repair and extension project.

This project will include replacement of various sidewalk squares throughout the city. The motoring public should experience minimal disruptions. Sidewalk removal areas will be clearly marked with construction cones to warn pedestrians.

Construction plans can be accessed at the City of Marquette Engineering Division web site:

Premeau Construction is the general contractor for this project.

Please take caution when traveling through construction areas and to be alert for advisory signage.

City of Marquette - Government

City of Marquette - Government


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