On Thursday, May 25, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing through 3 p.m. there will be a “Walk a
Mile”, walk sponsored by Pathways, along the multi-use path.
The walk will start at the Marquette Commons and proceed west on the multi-use path, crossing
Fourth Street and Fifth Street before turning around and returning along the same route.
No roads will be closed, however police will be stopping cars at road crossings. The public is
asked to be aware of the police and of walkers crossing the street.



City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair
Avenue; and the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library), will
close at noon on Friday, May 26, and will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial
Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain fully operational during this time.
Following the Memorial Day holiday, City offices will begin summer hours, and will be open from
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.



The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its June LSAA Gallery
exhibition: Thursday Painters, titled “Oldies and Newies, In Memory of Marjorie Carlson
and Betty Schirtz.” This exhibit will feature paintings in acrylics, oils, alcohol inks,
markers and watercolors by Helen Steinhoff, Shirley Michelson, Marjorie Carlson and
Betty Schirtz. The Thursday Painters were organized over 60 years ago.
The SmallWorks Gallery and Peter White Public Library’s Huron Mountain Club Gallery
features work by Kirk Ciaglaski. Ciaglaski was born and raised in southern Michigan and
is now based out of Traverse City. During his younger days, he developed an interest in
skateboarding, which changed the direction of his life for the next 10 years. Through
skating, he was introduced to a sub-culture of art, music and other influences that
impacted his entire perception of life. The friends he made through skating inspired him
to experiment with photography, video, graphic design and painting. Kirk is widely
traveled and has documented stories from his skateboard. The exhibit will include
skateboards, photography and film.
The exhibits will run June 2-30, with an artist reception – held in conjunction with the
City of Marquette’s annual Art Week – on Wednesday, June 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter
White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472
or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.



Hiawatha Music Cooperative and the City of Marquette announce a concert by folk music
legend, Peter Yarrow, scheduled for Friday June 30. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the
Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette. This concert is made possible by a generous donation from
John and Pauline Kiltinen.
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist, both with legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a
solo performer, are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and
caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter Paul
and Mary, including “Puff the Magic Dragon, “Day is Done” and “Light One Candle”. As a
member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as
well as numerous Grammy Awards. Over the years, many issues – including equal rights, peace,
the environment, gender quality, homelessness, hospice care, and education – have moved Peter
to commit his time and talent.
Tickets may be purchased at hiawathamusic.org, by phone at 226-8575, or in person at 129 W.
Baraga Ave., Suite B, from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All website sales and phone
sales will be held at the door for pick-up before the concert. General seating tickets are available
for $35, and there are a limited number of $50 tickets available for a special meet-and-greet
reception with Peter Yarrow from 5 to 6 p.m.
This concert is an official Art Week event. For more Art Week events, check Marquette’s new
community calendar at www.Marquette365.com.



Beginning with the Aug. 8 Primary Election, registered voters in the City of Marquette’s Precincts 3
and 5 will have a new polling location.
Voters in Precinct 3 will now vote in the Baraga Gym, located in the lower level of Marquette City
Hall, at 300 W. Baraga Ave. Voters from Precincts 1 and 2 will continue to vote in this location. The
boundaries of Precinct 3 are defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of US – 41 and the west
city limits, then east to Washington Street, then east on Washington Street to McClellan Avenue, then
north on McClellan Avenue to Fair Avenue, then east on Fair Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, then north
on Lincoln Avenue to Wright Street, then west on Wright Street to East Avenue which is also the
west city limits, then south on the city limits to the point of beginning.
Voters in Precinct 5 will now vote in the YMCA of Marquette County, located at 1420 Pine St.
Voters from Precincts 6 and 7 will continue to vote in this location. The boundaries of Precinct 5 are
defined as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Seventh Street and Washington Street, then east
on Washington Street to Fourth Street, then south on Fourth Street to Fisher Street, then east on
Fisher Street to Front Street, then south on Front Street to the US – 41 trunk line, then east on US – 41
extended to the shoreline of Lake Superior, then north on the shoreline of Lake Superior to Ridge
Street extended, then west on Ridge Street extended and Ridge Street to High Street, then north on
High Street to Arch Street, then west on Arch Street to Front Street, then north on Front Street to Fair
Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Presque Isle Avenue, then south on Presque Isle Avenue to
Hewitt Avenue, then west on Hewitt Avenue to Seventh Street, then south on Seventh Street to the
point of beginning.
Voters in Precinct 4 will continue to vote at 1100 Wright Street, with the polling location now
located on the main floor of the City’s new Municipal Service Center.
The polling locations were shifted in a temporary manner in February of 2016. This relocation
represents a long-term alignment for the City of Marquette’s seven Election Precincts. In accordance
with MCL 168.662, the Marquette City Commission approved this relocation during the May 8
regular meeting.
Voters impacted by this shift will receive new blue and white voter ID cards in the mail in the coming
weeks. Election Day signage will also be posted, and a map is attached to this document. The City
will be reminding residents of these changes as the Primary Election approaches.



The City of Marquette announces the inaugural “Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival”. The
festival will occur on Friday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special public reception and viewing
will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery. Prizes of $2,000 will
be awarded, including Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions and People’s
Plein Aire painting is done outdoors in the “open air” and artists may paint at any Marquette outdoor
location, from Founder’s Landing to Presque Isle Park, along the shore or in town. Paintings must
illustrate or be inspired by real-life scenes and will be considered finished when returned for judging.
Artists may pre-register by email at: arts-culture@mqtcty.org or on the day of the event. Check-in is
7 a.m. at the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street. Artists must have
canvases/substrates stamped at check-in and may submit up to two paintings at the end of the day to
be judged. Artists may bring frames for pieces to be judged if desired but this is not required. A
registration fee of $25 is due at check-in. Further details, including a map of the Marquette area and
list of painting sites, sheltered areas, and public restroom facilities will also be available at check-in.
The Fresh Coast Plein Aire Painting Festival is presented by Travel Marquette. Additional sponsors
include the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery, Beth Millner Jewelry, Zero Degrees Gallery, the
Marquette Downtown Development Authority, the Lake Superior Art Association and Studio Gallery
of Kathleen Conover and Yvonne Lemire.
For more information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472
or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org. The Festival is an official Art Week event. ForPSA.20170517.PleinAire


The City of Marquette is proud to present the 3rd Annual Art Week, beginning June 25,
and including seven days of special events dedicated to arts and culture. This year’s Art
Week is even bigger with new signature events, as well as exhibits, artist receptions,
concerts, workshops, demonstrations and live performances.
New this year is the Fairy Garden Festival of Marquette, the Fresh Coast Plein Aire
Painting Festival with over $2,000 in prize money sponsored by Travel Marquette, and a
special concert by legendary folk musician Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary,
sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Festival. In addition, this year’s Art Stroll has
expanded to over 30 artist receptions.
For a full listing of Art Week events, go to Marquette’s new community calendar at
www.Marquette365.com. For more information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and
Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.



This is a reminder that the Duke Life Point Hospital construction project at 850 W. Baraga Ave.
(between McClellan Avenue and Seventh Street) is under way. During the construction, the section
of Baraga Avenue adjacent to the project will be in rugged condition and experience increased
construction traffic. A portion of the road has been turned to gravel. Reduced speeds are
recommended for motorists using this section of road. While all businesses remain open and
accessible from either direction, it is recommended that thru traffic find alternate routes until the
construction is complete.



Starting immediately, the Presque Isle Park will be closed in its entirety due to inclement weather and wave height. Signage and barricades will be placed at the entrance to the island. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Marquette City Police Department at 906-228-0400. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Marquette City Police Department would like to welcome the newest officer to the department; Officer Griffin!

Officer Griffin graduated from the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy in August and has been working for the Chocolay Township Police Department. He offically swore his oath in the Marquette City Commission Chambers yesterday.

Congratulations and again welcome, Officer Griffin!!
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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



City Hall:

M-F: 8 am - 5 pm

Municipal Service Center:

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

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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