Spring Street Closure - Front Street to Third


Beginning at 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 8 and continuing through 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 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.

Marquette City Hall - Signs of Spring Exhibit

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture presents Signs of Spring, a new community art exhibit in City Hall. Signs of Spring features artwork by new, emerging, and professional local artists inspired by the Blue Spotted Salamander and other subtle signs of spring. The community is invited to vote for your favorite. Awards for Popular Vote, City Manager’s Choice and First Place will be presented at a City Commission meeting in May. The exhibit will be on display from April 1 through June 10 and is open to the public during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm. City Hall is located at 300 West Baraga Avenue.

Signs of Spring is part of Salamander Days, an awareness campaign presented by the City of Marquette, Superior Watershed Partnership, and other local organizations and individuals in the Marquette community supporting the migration of the Blue Spotted Salamander on Presque Isle Park. In addition to the exhibit, a variety of themed arts and science programming will be presented by partners throughout the month of April. For more information on Salamander Days and other programs being offered, please visit https://www.mqtcompass.com/salamander-days/.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Arts and Culture at (906) 228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Call to Artists - Art Week 2022 Cover Art Contest

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture invites artists of all ages to submit their original, water-themed artwork to be featured on the cover of the Art Week event booklet. Art Week 2022 will be held June 20-25.

A public contest will be held to determine the artwork featured on the cover of the City of Marquette Art Week 2022 Booklet. Submission deadline is Friday April 22, 2022. All submissions will be uploaded as a virtual exhibit hosted on the MQTcompass.com website. The winning artist will receive a $100 artist stipend and featured prominently in the Art Week promotions. The winning artwork will be chosen by popular choice via a public online voting poll activated once all submissions are available for viewing. All submissions should be inspired by the Art Week 2022 theme: Water.

Art work submissions should be emailed to apruiett@marquettemi.com Find the full call and guidelines HERE or listed in the Creative Classifieds resource of the MQTcompass.com https://www.mqtcompass.com/opportunities/art-week-2022-cover-art-contest/

For more information about Art Week visit https://www.mqtcompass.com/art-week/

For questions about the cover art contest please contact the Office of Arts and Culture at (906)228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov

March 23 Alliance Reception Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

The U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance public reception has been canceled due to inclement weather. The UPACA Board Meeting and the Michigan Arts and Culture Council grant training workshop will proceed as planned. Public welcome and free to attend all events. Find more information on the www.mqtcompass.com

The Office of Arts & Culture and the Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be open normal hours (10:00am-5:00pm) on Wednesday, March 23.

Contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any questions or concerns.

arts-culture@marquettemi.gov or (906)228-0472

Intermittent Presque Isle road closure planned during salamander 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 Moosewood Nature Center to the gate north of the pavilion, will close to vehicular traffic daily at 8 p.m. from March 21 to 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.

Marquette Arts & Culture Office Closed for Staff Professional Development


The Office of Arts & Culture will be closed Wednesday, March 23 for City staff professional development. Staff will be attending the U.P. Arts and Culture Alliance Board Meeting, the Michigan Arts and Culture Council grant training workshop, and the UPACA public reception all held at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce. Public welcome and free to attend all events. Find more information at www.mqtcompass.com

The Arts & Culture staff will check the arts-culture@marquettemi.gov email periodically throughout the day for immediate needs and will respond to phone messages the following day, Thursday, March 24. The Deo Gallery and Studio Spaces will remain open according to Peter White Public Library hours.

Contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any questions or concerns.

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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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