The 900 block of West College Ave. will be closed to through traffic Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4 for a sanitary lateral repair.
Marquette Arts and Culture presents the 24th Annual Art Awards on Sunday, September 12, 2021. This red-carpet affair honors outstanding individuals who have made an impact in arts and culture in Marquette. The awards show will be held at Marquette Mountain Resort, 4501 M-553, Marquette MI.
At 5:00 p.m. the public is invited to a cocktail hour featuring a performance by TaMaMa Dance Co. Light refreshments will be provided, cash bar available. At 6:00 p.m. the award show will be hosted in the Mountain Chalet with performances by select award recipients. This event is free and open to the public with a “Marquette Formal” suggested dress code to match the occasion. The Annual Art Awards will close out the new Art on the Mountain Art Fair, hosted by Art on the Rocks and Marquette Mountain.
Arts Advocate: Marty Achatz
Arts Business: UP Supply Co.
Arts Educator: Lynne Bolitho
Arts Organization: Marquette Poets Circle
Arts Volunteer: Andrew LaCombe
Performing Artist: Daniel Truckey
Visual Artist: J. Marc Himes
Writer: Janeen Pergrin Rastall
Youth: Matthew Reilly
Special Recognition: Vic Holliday
Lifetime Achievement: Steve Grugin
For more details about the full weekend of events visit www.mqtcompass.com
DEO GALLERY AUGUST EXHIBIT: “NEW REALITIES”
Marquette Arts and Culture announces the August Deo Gallery exhibition: “New Realities”. This exhibit will feature oil paintings by John Lundeen and mixed media sculptures by Wayne Francis.
John Lundeen grew up near Lake Superior, in Northern Wisconsin and has a professional background in Architecture. He received his degree in art in the 1960s and has been painting ever since. The eight paintings displayed in this exhibit are a part of his personal collection and not for sale.
Wayne Francis has a professional background in Art education and administration. He is now a full-time artist and musician and divides his time between Marquette Michigan and Pine Island Florida. His work delves into that magical, whimsical realm of the artist as interpreter of the human experience. His sculptures will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition.
“New Realities” will be running from August 1 to August 27 with an artist reception on Thursday, August 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided. Peter White Public Library will host their public artist receptions concurrently featuring artists John French in the Lower Level Reception Gallery and Paula Kiesling in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery.
The Deo Gallery is part of The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
The Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) has received a Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant from EGLE. They will be at the Compost/Rubbish site located at 1415 Pioneer Road August 5 from 3 -7 p.m. for collection.
All Marquette County residents may bring up to 10 tires at a time. Car and truck tires that are 22.5 inches in diameter or less (with or without rims) will be accepted at this collection. Larger tires, tractor tires and tires on split rims will NOT be accepted at this site. Please see the MCSWMA website www.mcswma.com for more information on disposing of these types of tires.
For any questions, please call the MCSWMA at (906) 249-4125.
Queen City Running is hosting a half marathon Saturday July 31, 2021.
For the start of the race Spring Street between Third Street and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to traffic and Lakeshore Boulevard and Front Street will both be closed to through traffic between Main Street and Baraga Avenue from 7:00am to 9:00am. Traffic will be detoured around the closure using Main Street, Baraga Avenue, and Third Street.
The course heads south on the City multiuse path, turns around near South Beach Park and continues north following the path to Presque Isle Park. Runners will run around Peter White Drive and return on the path, head west on Hawley street following the path to Wright Street, then Washington Street and back to the finish area on Spring Street.
Motorists are advised to use caution at road crossings and to be alert for runners and road crossing attendants.
The City of Marquette Fire Department will be participating in the annual “Fill the Boot” fundraising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The 2021 Fill the Boot event will take place:
Friday, July 30, 2021 from 12:00pm-4:00pm in the intersections of Cleveland and McClellan and Third and Hewitt
Saturday, July 31,2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm in the intersections of Cleveland and McClellan, Third and Hewitt, and Front and Arch.
These street intersections will be open to traffic and motorists are asked to exercise caution.
The Marquette Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors will be holding a special meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2021 to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget. The special meeting will take place at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The following streets will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 5:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. for the 20th annual Blueberry Festival:
Washington Street from Third Street to Front Street
Front Street from Washington Street to Spring Street
The following streets will be closed to through traffic:
Front Street from Bluff Street to Washington Street
Main Street from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard
Front Street from Baraga Avenue to Spring Street
Traffic will be detoured using Baraga Avenue and Third Street.
To ensure no cars are parked in the event area and allow for vendor set-up Friday morning, parking will be prohibited on the 100 block of West Washington and the 100 and 200 blocks of South Front Street after 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29.
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