MBLP Special Board Meeting

A Special Meeting of the Marquette Board of Light & Power Board has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at 9am. The meeting will be held at the main office of the Marquette Board of Light & Power, 2200 Wright St, Marquette, MI 49855 Any additional information will be made available on our website: www.mblp.org.


Please call our main office with any questions (906) 228-0311


Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Call for Entries - City Hall Art Exhibit: Falling in Love with Marquette

City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture announces a call for entries for the next City Hall Community Exhibit: Falling in Love with Marquette. Local artists are invited to submit a ready to hang art piece inspired by the local area and Marquette community. Exhibit will be on display at City Hall (300 W Baraga Ave) October 5, 2022 – February 9, 2023

Eligibility
Non-juried, all ages. All artwork must be ready to hang on the wall with wire or loop hanger (no sawtooth). Artwork can be recent or older work, must be original. One entry per person. All artwork must be inspired by Marquette.

Submissions can be dropped off at the City Arts and Culture Center (lower level of Peter White Public Library) during City office hours (M-F 10-5pm) through Friday September 30th or to City Hall (300 W Baraga) on Monday October 3rd between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

See full call for entries HERE on MQTCompass.com

Public vote will determine a Popular Choice award. To learn more about the City of Marquette’s art programs, go to MQTCompass.com or call the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov

Presque Isle Park, Peter White Drive Closure

The seasonal portion of Peter White Drive in Presque Isle Park will be closed to vehicular traffic on Thursday, September 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Marquette Area Public Schools cross country meet. This represents one additional hour to the normal walking hours 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hurley Park Mural Red Ribbon Cutting - Monday, August 29

The City welcomes Marquette’s first Basketball Court Mural at the Hurley Park Playground, made possible by the City of Marquette’s Public Art Fund. The red ribbon cutting for Fast Break by Detroit based artists Joey Salamon and Ivan Montoya will take place on Monday August 29, 2022, at Noon. The Hurley Park Playground is located on Mesnard Street in Marquette. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists before they head home to Detroit and learn more about this unique addition to Marquette’s Public Art Collection.

The Court will not be available for foot traffic until the mural is sealed later that week.

Announcing the New Annual Art Award: Arts Innovation

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture announces a partnership with Innovate Marquette SmartZone in the creation of a new award for the 2022 Annual Art Awards; the Arts Innovation Award. After 25 years of honoring the Marquette creative community, it is apparent that recognition is required for those who think outside the box and take risks in their process.

The Arts Innovation Award recognizes individuals who have exceptional creative thinking in their work and evidence of expansion in their perspectives and practice. Nominees should have demonstrated new methods, use of new technology, unique collaboration, unexpected use of materials, and develop new processes and collaborations that foster inclusivity and diversity.

The Arts Innovation Award is open to traditional and contemporary artists of all mediums and forms; or could recognize an individual or business that purposefully incorporated artists or creative techniques to their process or product design.

The nomination period for the Arts Innovation Award is open and will end Tuesday, September 6. The nomination form can be found at www.mqtcompass.com/annual-art-awards or HERE

The 25 Annual Art Awards ceremony will occur Saturday October 8, 2022 and is free and open to the public to attend. For more information or questions, please contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture 906-228-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Williams Park Tennis Courts

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY - WILLIAMS PARK TENNIS COURTS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for the completion of a Michigan grant-funded project in the City of Marquette.  The ceremony will take place on:

Wednesday, August 31 at 12:00 p.m.

Williams Park Tennis Courts

300 E Ohio Street

This project addresses high priority needs within the City’s Five-Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan.  This project was partially funded by the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund with significant matching funds from the Marquette Tennis Association.

The public is invited to attend this event.

Classic Cars on Third Street

A classic car auto show will be held on Third Street on Saturday, August 20, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The following streets will be closed to through traffic from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.:

  • Third Street from Michigan Street to Park Street
  • Ohio Street from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Hewitt Avenue from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Prospect Street from Front Street to Fourth Street
  • Crescent Street from Front Street to Fourth Street

Traffic will be detoured using Michigan Street, Fourth Street and Magnetic Street.

To ensure no cars are parked in the event area, parking will be prohibited on Third Street between Ohio Street and Park Street beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

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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

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

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