Call for Artists: "GRATITUDE" Bike Path Mural

The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) has extended a call for artists to design and paint the word GRATITUDE as a part of the City bike path murals.

The Words to Live and Bike By project links language, exploration, and artistic expression to invite Marquette and its visitors to connect as a community. These words were originally selected by MPAC prior to their first installation onto the Holly Greer bike path in 2020. Four years later the original murals have faded and yet, the importance of these words persists. The recent call for artists produced many wonderful submissions; however, no artist applied for “GRATITUDE”. MPAC now invites applications specifically for the word:

GRATITUDE: South side of the Marquette Commons

Applicants may submit multiple designs but will only be selected to create one mural. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 5. Artists will be notified by May 10, 2024, with painting to occur on June 24-29, 2024 during City of Marquette Art Week.

The selected words will be stenciled on the bike path with 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. Selected artists will receive $300 and all necessary supplies including paint, brushes, drop cloths, etc.

For more information or to apply, a full prospectus can be found on the website,

West Bluff Ramp Tower Stairwell Painting

The Bluff St. Parking Ramp Western Stair Tower will be closed for painting beginning April 25, 2024 for approximately two weeks. The elevator in this tower will remain accessible. Please use caution when using the elevator as tarps will be set up and painting will be occurring in the stairwell. Work is expected to be completed May 9.

Front Street Southbound Lane Closure

The southbound lane of Front Street between Main Street and Spring Street will be closed on Monday April 22nd, 2024, from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Southbound traffic will be detoured around the closure via Main Street, Lakeshore Boulevard, and Spring Street. 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.

Baraga Ave Closure

On Monday, April 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m., Baraga Ave. will be closed to through traffic between Third Street and Front Street for a water service line installation. The closure is estimated to last 2 days along with another single day closure on Friday April 26.  Availability of parking and access to businesses will be maintained.

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 22 - 26. 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 April 29 – May 10. 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 20 for the season. It is open Tuesdays 3pm – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm. 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 22. It is open Mondays and Wednesdays 3pm – 7pm and the second Saturday of each month 1pm – 4pm. Extra days have been added to the first two weeks to assist with spring cleaning. Thursday, April 25, Saturday, April 27, and Thursday, May 2. The regular schedule will begin May 6. Sites will close once dumpsters are at capacity.

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   

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