Front Street Sidewalk and Southbound Lane Closure

Oberstar Inc. will be completing demolition work at 214 South Front Street requiring sidewalk and street closures. The sidewalk in front of 214 South Front Street will be closed Friday April 14, reopened at the end of the day, then closed again Monday April 17 through the end of the week. The southbound lane of Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during the day April 17, 18 and 19. Southbound traffic will be detoured around the closure via Main Street, Third Street, and Baraga Avenue. Northbound traffic on Front Street will remain unaffected.

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

April DEO Gallery Exhibit - NMU Graphic Design

Deo Gallery’s April Exhibit showcases a body of work from student graphic designers in The School of Art and Design at Northern Michigan University.

The Deo Gallery is operated by the City of Marquette and is located in the basement of the Peter White Public Library in the City’s Arts & Culture Center; it is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association. The Deo Gallery’s exhibit The Graphic Design Show will be up April 10 through April 28. On Thursday, April 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture will be hosting the opening reception. Receptions are free and open to the public.

The Office of Arts and Culture can be contacted at 906-228-0472 or with questions about this exhibit and the gallery space.

Spring Street Closure -Front Street to Third Street

Beginning at 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 14 and continuing through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 16, Spring Street will be closed to motor vehicles between Front Street and Third Street for the Festival of the Angry Bear sponsored by the Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Egress from the MarqTran drive through and the Marquette History Museum will be available at the west end of Spring Street.

Presque Isle Park Road Closure Planned During Migration

In cooperation with the Superior Watershed Partnership and Northern Michigan University Biology Department, the City of Marquette will be closing a portion of Peter White Drive in Presque Isle Park to facilitate the safe migration of the blue-spotted salamander.

The southwest bend of Peter White Drive, from the Ice-cream Store Pavilion to the gate north of the pavilion, will close to vehicular traffic daily at 8 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. beginning April 9-April 30, or until the completion of the migration. Road barricades will be placed and removed daily to prevent vehicular traffic use of the migration area. Foot traffic is permitted in the area during regular park hours.

Call For Submissions: "Words to Live and Bike By" Bike Path Murals


The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) is inviting artists, community members, and organizations to apply to design and paint text-inspired, site-specific artworks on the surface of the Holly Greer Bike Path in Marquette.

The “Words to Live and Bike By” project involves five words painted at five predetermined locations along the bike path. Featured words are to be suggested and designed by the applicant as part of the application process. This year’s mural locations include:

  • 7th Street & Beacon House
  • Hospital corridor & Beacon House
  • Intersection of the bike path and Center St.
  • Kaufman Sports Complex
  • S. Lakeshore Blvd. & E. Hampton St.

Applicants may submit multiple designs but will only be selected to create one mural. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2023. Winners will be notified by May 15, 2023, with painting to occur on August 11 and 12.

The selected words will be stenciled on the bike path with a 1.5” white outline prior to painters’ arrival on-site. Completed murals will be 6 ft. in height and vary in length depending on the length of the proposed word. MPAC will provide core materials for the project including paint, brushes, containers, drop cloths, and tape.

For more information or to apply, a full prospectus can be found on the Marquette Compass, For additional information, please contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture at or 906-228-0472.

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, April 12 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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From 3:00 to 8:00 on June 25 there will be a public engagement session at Lakeview Arena regarding the City Community Master Plan update. There will be presentations at 4:00 and 6:00, with time to discuss the plan with City staff. To view the full Community Master Plan draft, go to ... See MoreSee Less
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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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