RFQ for Kids Cove Playground sculpture

The Marquette Public Arts Commission (MPAC) is seeking a qualified artist or artist team to design, create and install a dragonfly-based site-specific artwork at the Kids Cove Playground, Mattson Park, in Marquette, Michigan.

MPAC would like to commission artwork that complements the new all-inclusive Kids Cove Playground in Mattson Park. The goal of the sculpture is to engage the City and its visitors, creating a sense of wonder and joy to reinforce the positivity of play while honoring Joani Reynolds Miller, a retired preschool teacher who had a vision of making life for children with disabilities more inclusive in our community. Further information about the Kids Cove Playground can be found at: https://www.kidscovemqt.com/.

Individuals with demonstrated professional experience must provide a letter of interest, along with evidence of qualifications to be considered by MPAC for this call for art. Three finalists will be selected and compensated for their design proposals.

The full RFQ can be found online at the following link: www.marquettemi.gov/departments/financial-services/bids-proposals-quotes/.

Artist applications must be submitted by October 27, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Artists can submit qualifications by emailing a PDF document to tmorin@marquettemi.gov.

All questions regarding this RFQ should be addressed to: Tiina Morin, Arts & Culture Manager
Phone: 906-225-8641 E-Mail: tmorin@marquettemi.gov.

Questions must be submitted at least three (3) business days prior to the RFQ submission

Front Street Closure

Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, August 21 for utility work at 214 South Front Street. The work is expected to be completed by Tuesday, August 29. A signed detour route will be provided around the closure and pedestrian access will be maintained via the sidewalk on the east side of the street.

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

August 22 Spring Street Parking Lot Closed for Cleaning

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023, the Spring St. Parking Lot will be closed for cleaning beginning at 7 a.m. Permit holders should plan to park in other DDA permit lots (S. Main, Lower Commons, Baraga Lot, Rock St. Lot, Lakeshore Lot, Upper Bluff Ramp).  The DDA Maintenance Staff will block off each entrance, and the lot reopen when cleaning is complete.

2023 City of Marquette Art Awards Recipients Announced

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture presents the 26th Annual Art Awards on Sunday, October 15, 2023. This red-carpet affair honors outstanding individuals who have made an impact on the arts and culture in Marquette. The awards show will be held at the Masonic Building’s Red Room, 128 W Washington St. This year’s awards show is made possible by Innovate Marquette Smart Zone.

This event is free and open to the public with a semi-formal suggested dress code to match the occasion. More details to come. The 26th Annual Art Awards show will feature performances and honor this year’s recipients:

Arts Advocate:            Marge Sklar

Arts Business:             HOTplate/Clayworks

Arts Educator:             Gene Bertram

Arts Innovation:          Amber Dohrenwend

Arts Organization:      DeVos Art Museum

Arts Volunteer:           Skylar Taavola
Performing Artist:      Patrick Booth
Visual Artist:              Stella Larkin
Writer:                        Marty Achatz

Special Recognition:  Aaron Peterson

Youth:                         Leo Barch (Visual Artist)

                                   Lane Parks (Performing Artist)

For more details about the Annual Art Awards visit www.mqtcompass.com

Classic Cars on Third Street

A classic car auto show will be held on Third Street on Saturday, August 19, 2023.  The following streets will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Third Street from Michigan Street to Park Street
  • Ohio Street from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Hewitt Avenue from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Prospect Street from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Crescent Street from Front Street to Fourth Street

Traffic will be detoured using Michigan Street, Fourth Street and Magnetic Street.

To ensure no cars are parked in the event area, parking will be prohibited on Third Street between Ohio Street and Park Street beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Blemhuber Avenue Closure

Blemhuber Avenue, between Altamont Street and Adams Street, will be closed to through traffic on Wednesday, August 15 beginning at 7:00 a.m. for a sewer lateral replacement. This project is expected to be completed by the end of the day on Thursday, August 17.

City of Marquette - Government

City of Marquette - Government


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Marquette city residents, are you traveling this winter and want an extra eye kept on your home? Whether you are going on a short vacation or leaving for the season, MPD is here to help. Below is a link to the Vacant Home Check Request Form. This can be filled out online and dropped off or emailed to our office at police@marquettemi.gov. Vacant Home Forms are also available at our office, or you can call (906) 228-0400 to have your information taken over the phone. Here is an example of just a few of the important things we’ll need to know. -Address -Homeowner information -Emergency contact/Keyholder information -Vehicles/Pets left on premises www.marquettemi.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Vacant-Homes-Form-2022.pdf ... 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



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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