Call for Artists - MRHC Holiday Art Sale

The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the City of Marquette Arts & Culture
Center, is excited to announce the 2022 Holiday Art Sale, to be held on Saturday, November 12 from
10:00am-4:00pm. The sale will take place at the Marquette Regional History Center. The History Center
is a destination, providing holiday shoppers with access to world-class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake
sale, the History Center gift shop in addition to the Sale. Booth rentals and $2.00 admission fee support
the MRHC, a private, non-profit 501c3 organization.

Interested Artists should apply by filling out and mailing or dropping off an entry form to Marquette
Regional History Center, 145 W Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855. Entry forms can also be picked up
at the MRHC or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (lower level of the Peter White Public
Library). Applications will be juried by the Lake Superior Art Association and artists will be notified of
acceptance by September 26. Applications are due Monday, September 19.

The full call for artists can be found in the Creative Classifieds on the Call for Artists
MRHC Holiday Art Show -

For more information or questions, please contact the Marquette Regional History Center (906-226-
3571; or the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (906-228-0472;

Statements Regarding Governor Whitmer's FY23 Budget

Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Michigan’s $75.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2023. In response Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith and Brad Canale, CEO of the Northern Michigan University Foundation, have issued the below statements regarding the $8 million budget appropriation coming into Marquette

Marquette Mayor Jenna Smith:
A top priority in the City of Marquette has been to support the redevelopment of the 23-acre old hospital property. This parcel is in the heart of Marquette, adjacent to Third Street, which is part of our downtown corridor. It has been reimagined from a decaying series of buildings to become much-needed housing, green space, and senior living opportunities. I remain grateful for the vision of the NMU Foundation to facilitate this project and to Veridea for their willingness to take it on.

Recently, I learned that $8 million has been listed in the state budget to help facilitate the demolition of the buildings on the property and today that became final with the signing of the budget by Governor Whitmer. This kind of investment in our community is appreciated beyond words. For Marquette, that $8 million dollars means increased flexibility to consider affordable housing options, potentially shorter brownfield plan, and property coming back onto the tax rolls sooner.

I am grateful for the vision of Governor Whitmer and leaders at the state level for seeing the exponential impact this investment will have in our region. This project has been a true partnership in every sense of the word, and a clear example of the good work that can occur when we find ways to work together toward common goals.

NMU Foundation CEO Brad Canale:
Governor Whitmer’s signing of the bipartisan state budget today is a critical milestone toward the redevelopment of the former hospital site adjacent to NMU’s campus. Out of $75 million allocated from the budget for blight elimination statewide, we are pleased that $8 million is coming to the Upper Peninsula for this transformational project. The 23-acre site is mostly vacant and the demolition and site preparation have been the biggest barrier to redevelopment.

LSAA's Art on the Rocks Opening Event

Friday July 29, 2022, Painting 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. / Reception at 5 p.m. – Father Marquette Park

Come join Lake Superior Art Association’s Belated 70th Anniversary and the 62nd Art on the Rocks Opening Celebration at Father Marquette Park, the original site of the Art on the Rocks Fine Art Fair. Open to all community members of all ages--plein air painting outdoors--at the original site of Art on the Rocks from 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Bring your own art materials--paper, paints, pencil, charcoal, markers or ink. Fresh Coast Plein Air artists will be there to help and encourage you with your creation.

Community artwork will be shown on "the original black rocks" at 5 p.m. with remarks and refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Lake Superior Art Association thanks all community members who have supported us all these years.

LSAA’s Art on the Rocks Fine Art Fair occurs Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31 at Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Free Entry.

Saturday, July 30th 10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 31st 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The opening event is supported by the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture. For more information, contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture (906) 228-0472 or by emailing

Fill the Boot 2022

For more than 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) have stood on the front lines for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), working together to free individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life.

The MDA’s spirited Fill the Boot campaign is an honored tradition in which thousands of dedicated firefighters hit the streets or storefronts asking pedestrians, motorists, customers and other passersby to make a donation to MDA, using their collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger.  Since 1954, the IAFF has raised more than $585.5 million to help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live the life they have always imagined and experience the world without any limits.  In 2021, Marquette City Fire Fighters received donations totaling over $11,500 from the community.

The 2022 Fill the Boot event will take place:

Friday, July 29, 2022 from 12pm-4pm on the corner of:

Third & Hewitt

 Cleveland & McClellan

Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 12pm-4pm on the corner of:

 Cleveland & McClellan

Third & Hewitt

Front & Arch

Please come out and show your support for our Firefighters and for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Clerk's Office Hours Extended for Election Purposes

For the month of July, the City Clerk’s office will have extended office hours for election purposes. Residents looking to register to vote or hoping to request or return and absentee ballot can visit the Clerk’s Office during the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 30: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The rest of City Hall offices continue to operate on summer hours.

Grove Street Closure to Through Traffic

On Wednesday July 13, Oberstar Inc. will be closing a section of Grove Street for water main work in Marquette Township. Grove Street will be closed to through traffic between Vandenboom Road and McClellan Avenue from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The work will occur just past City limits between Grandview Circle and Specker Circle. Access will be maintained to all residences and businesses.

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

25th Annual City of Marquette Art Awards- Call for Nominations Extended

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture welcomes citizens to nominate deserving members of
the community to be considered for the 2022 Annual Art Awards. These awards are offered to recognize and thank citizens and organizations who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or made significant contributions to the awareness of arts in our community.

Nominations for the 25th Annual Art Awards are being accepted for the following categories: Arts
Volunteer, Arts Advocate, Arts Educator, Youth Award, Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Writer,
Special Recognition, Arts Organization, and Arts Business.

For more information about the Annual Art Awards and a complete list of previous award recipients,
please visit A nomination form is available at Please note that nominations for non-residents are welcome as
long as the nominee has made contributions in the City of Marquette. To ensure a large pool of
nominees, the nomination period has been extended to July 31st.

Award recipients are honored annually at a special ceremony and reception. This year’s ceremony is
scheduled for the evening of Saturday, October 8 at the Masonic Center in Downtown Marquette.
More information about the ceremony will be announced at a later date.

For more information, contact the Office of Arts & Culture at or 906-


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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