2023 City of Marquette Art Week- Request for Project Proposals

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture is currently accepting proposals for projects to take place during this year’s City of Marquette Art Week, scheduled for Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24, 2023.

Art Week is an annual event held during the last full week of June. Art Week invites local artists, organizations, and businesses to come together, collaborate, and present a series of free arts and cultural events, concerts, workshops, performances, exhibits, demonstrations, and more for the Marquette community.

Proposed Art Week projects should connect to and play off this year’s theme of Home, inspired by the City of Marquette’s Community Master Plan Update. The Community Master Plan will provide a long-term vision for Marquette’s growth; Art Week particularly seeks projects that will explore our community’s ideas of what “Home” means and how arts and culture can help us envision our future.

Artists and organizations interested in proposing a project must complete and submit a proposal form by Friday, February 24. Funding opportunities are also available for qualifying projects through a grant received from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council. Full information, guidelines, and a link to the proposal form are available through the Marquette Compass Art Week homepage, www.mqtcompass.com/artweek.

The Office of Arts & Culture will be hosting two Art Week Planning and Brainstorming Sessions on Wednesday, January 25 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. for anyone interested in sharing ideas, seeking resources and collaboration, or simply learning more about Art Week and the Community Master Plan Update.

Please contact the Office of Arts & Culture with any questions or concerns at arts-culture@marquettemi.gov or (906) 228-0472.

Applications for City Commission Now Available

Applications are now available for City residents seeking appointment to the vacancy on the Marquette City Commission.

The applications can be found online at www.marquettemi.gov/commissionapplication, and in person at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 300 W. Baraga Ave. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24.

Under the Marquette City Charter, “vacancies in elective offices shall, within 60 days, be filled for the unexpired term of the officer whose office has become vacant, by appointment by a majority vote of the members of the city commission then in office of a person possessing the qualifications for the office.”

Survey to Inform the Future of Marquette Land Use

The City of Marquette has launched an online survey to solicit input from residents and visitors.  Information gathered from the survey will be used in the development of the Master Plan, a long-range document that guides future development and land use in the City.

All people who live, work, learn, and/or recreate in Marquette—of every gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, and ability—are encouraged to take the survey at this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PlanMQ

“Depending on who you talk to in Marquette, there are a lot of different ideas about how our community could or should change over the next 20 years,” says Dennis Stachewicz, Director of Community Development. “This survey provides a means to capture those ideas to guide our goals and Master Plan.”

The survey is open until Wednesday, January 25, and includes questions about city priorities, the quality of public facilities and services in Marquette, and opportunities and challenges facing city neighborhoods.

Paper copies are available by request in the Community Development office, located on the first floor of the Municipal Service Center at 1100 Wright Street. All responses will be kept anonymous.

This is the first of multiple community surveys and activities to inform the Master Plan project. 

To learn more about the master plan, and to sign up for project updates, please visit www.marquettemasterplan.org

Marquette City Manager Community Office Hours

Marquette City Manager Karen Kovacs will hold her next community office hours on Wednesday, January 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library.  The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

New Year's Eve Ball Drop

West Washington Street will be closed between Front Street and Third Street for the annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop from Saturday, December 31 at 10:00 p.m., until Sunday, January 1 at 1:00 a.m.

The motoring public is advised to use caution when traveling near this area and be aware of all pedestrians crossing the streets.

Christmas Tree Drop Off Sites

Properties paying the “Solid Waste” fee on their monthly bills are eligible to use the Christmas tree drop-off sites.  Owners and tenants of properties not paying the fee should contact their regular waste hauler for service.  These sites are supported by fees, not taxes.

Beginning December 26, 2022 through January 9, 2023 there will be two (2) drop-off sites available for Christmas tree disposal.

Site one is located at the west end of Lakeview Arena parking lot, 401 E Fair Ave. Place tree inside orange fencing.

Site two is located at Hurley Field, 240 Mesnard St. Place tree inside orange fencing.

Residents are to remove all decorations and stands before disposing of their tree.

Portion of Lakeshore Blvd Closed

Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Pine Street and Fair Avenue, for storm structure cleaning on Wednesday, December 28. This project will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be completed by the end of the day.

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City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

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