Art Week 2024 Brainstorming Session and Office Hours

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture invites the community to participate in upcoming planning events for Art Week 2024. These sessions provide opportunities to find inspiration, build partnerships, and develop Art Week project proposals before the March 1st deadline. Funding of up to $500 is available for Art Week projects, and project partners are encouraged to take advantage of the planning opportunities, regardless of funding needs. Find full project proposal guidelines: https://www.mqtcompass.com/opportunities/2022-city-of-marquette-art-week-requests-for-project-proposals/

BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS
Join two open sessions at the City Arts & Culture Center (217 N Front St. Lower Level) on Wednesday, January 31st, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. All are welcome to drop in and collectively explore ideas for Art Week 2024.

OFFICE HOURS
Every Thursday in February (1, 8, 15, 22, & 29), visit the City Arts and Culture Center between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for one-on-one project development assistance. The project proposal packet serves as a grant application, providing a professional development opportunity for local creatives. 

City of Marquette Art Week will be held June 24 to June 29. This annual week-long celebration invites local artists, organizations, and businesses to collaborate on diverse arts and cultural events. This year’s Art Week is centered on the theme Grow. Art Week 2024 is supported by a grant from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council. Art Week projects encompass performances, installations, displays, workshops, demonstrations, and more. Explore past events for inspiration: https://www.mqtcompass.com/artweek/

For more event details, contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-225-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov. Media inquiries may be directed to apruiett@marquettemi.gov 

Listing of Abandoned Vehicles Subject to Auction

Vehicles impounded at Marquette Detailing located at 2743 US-41 W, Marquette MI 49855

2006 Dodge Durango 1D4HB58N16F139654

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 1GNDT13S662302506

Vehicles impounded at Mr. Wrecker located at 209 US-41, Negaunee, MI 49866

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1GCEK19B86Z163266

**Any vehicle not sold at auction or redeemed by the registered owner shall be released to the vehicle custodian.

Marquette Public Art Commission Special Meeting Scheduled for February 7


The Marquette Public Art Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30pm to discuss the City’s Cultural Trail project. This meeting will held in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette.
Public Participation


There will be two options for public participation in this meeting: in-person or written. There will be two public comment periods for the meeting, one near the beginning of the agenda and one at the end. Comments are limited to three minutes and speakers must give their name and address before speaking. Written comments will be presented to the board during the meeting and can be submitted by emailing tmorin@marquettemi.gov

Portion of Lakeshore Blvd Closed

Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to through traffic for storm drain maintenance work between Pine Street and Fair Street on Wednesday, January 17. This project will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to be completed by the end of the day. A detour will be provided.

Presque Isle Park and Shiras Park Closure

Due to inclement weather and potential hazards posed to the public, Presque Isle Park and Shiras Park will close Friday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m.  This closure includes vehicular and foot traffic and will remain in effect through the morning of Sunday, January 14.

Community Feedback Wanted - Kids' Cove Playground Dragonfly Public Art Project

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK WANTED - KID’S COVE PLAYGROUND DRAGONFLY PUBLIC ART PROJECT

The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) will commission a piece of public art inspired by a dragonfly to be placed at the entrance of the new all-inclusive Kids Cove Playground in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The goal of the sculpture is to engage the City and its visitors, creating a sense of wonder and joy to reinforce the positivity of play while honoring Joani Reynolds Miller, a retired preschool teacher who had a vision of making life for children with disabilities more inclusive in our community. The community is invited to submit feedback on the proposed designs for the Kid’s Cove Dragonfly artwork that will welcome people to the playground for years to come.

MPAC members narrowed down three finalists from a national call for artist qualifications. The three finalists were given creative freedom to respond to the unique facets of our community, spirit of inclusivity, and add their distinct voice to a place that will celebrate public art and foster a love of outdoor play for all. 

To view designs and submit your feedback; follow the link: https://forms.office.com/r/DPmHiwefyn or find the link to the form via www.mqtcompass.com

This form will close on Friday February 9, 2024.  The public is also invited to offer public comment during the MPAC monthly meeting to be held at 6:30pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in the City Arts & Culture Center (217 N Front Street), when the final design is to be selected.

Information about the Kids Cove Playground: https://www.kidscovemqt.com/

Information about the City’s Public Art Program and the Marquette Public Art Commission: https://www.mqtcompass.com/publicart/

Opportunities for Local Artists - City of Marquette Art Week 2024

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture announces opportunities for artists to get involved in the upcoming City of Marquette Art Week 2024, to be held June 24 to June 29. This annual week-long celebration invites local artists, organizations, and businesses to collaborate on diverse arts and cultural events, fostering community vibrancy. This year’s Art Week is centered on the theme Grow: planting seeds of creativity, inspired by the relocation of the City’s Office of Arts & Culture to the future cultural trailhead and center.

ART WEEK PROJECT PROPOSALS:

Submit proposals for concerts, workshops, exhibits, and more. Funding of up to $500 is available for selected projects. Deadline: March 1, 2024. Full call for projects can be found on the Art Week homepage: https://www.mqtcompass.com/artweek/

ART WEEK COVER ART CONTEST:

Enter the cover art contest with your original art inspired by the theme of Grow for a chance to win $100.00 and artist credit in the Art Week magazine. All artists and ages accepted. Submission deadline: March 1, 2024. Guidelines found on the Art Week website: https://www.mqtcompass.com/artweek/

MORE LOCAL CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES:

Visit MQT Compass Creative Classifieds for local opportunities for artists. Free to post to and peruse, the City of Marquette is proud to offer the MQTcompass.com website as a platform for connection. https://www.mqtcompass.com/opportunities/

Art Week 2024 is supported by a grant from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council.

For details, contact the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-225-0472 or arts-culture@marquettemi.gov. Media inquiries may be directed to apruiett@marquettemi.gov

Call for Art Exhibits - Public Gallery Program

The City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture and the Peter White Public Library announce the call for exhibit proposals for the Public Gallery Program 2025 exhibit season. The Public Gallery Program is a partnership that provides inclusive and accessible exhibit space for artists and audiences. Two gallery spaces, the Deo Gallery and the Huron Mountain Club Gallery, will host bimonthly rotating exhibits featuring professional and community art of all mediums. Artists and Curators of all ages, mediums, and backgrounds are encouraged to propose exhibits. The call for exhibit proposals occurs annually with no application fee. Gallery spaces are free to visit during Library hours; Mon-Thurs 9:30am-8:30pm, Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, and Sat 9:30am-4:30pm

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 31, 2024. The full call for exhibits and more information about the Public Gallery Program can be found on https://www.mqtcompass.com/public-gallery-program/ or paper copies are available at the City Arts & Culture Center (217 N Front St, Lower Level of PWPL)

For additional questions and information call the City of Marquette Office of Arts and Culture at 906-228-0472 or email apruiett@marquettemi.gov

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