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Nominations Now Open for the 24th Annual Art Awards!

The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Division welcomes the community to nominate individuals, organizations, and businesses for the 24th Annual City of Marquette Art Awards! 

Award recipients are honored annually at a special ceremony and reception. This year's ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 27, 2021. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts to ensure a safe and sensible event, with more updates to come later in the spring.

Nomination form:

For more information contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472.

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COVID-19 Update

What's next for our community, arts and cultural events, and the MACC office?

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our day-to-day life and the social, economic, and mental health of our community, the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center is exploring ways to support and sustain our creative community.

The City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center is currently closed to the public, though staff is working from home. Please don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email during this time!

Faced with an uncertain timeline, it is our priority to continue to provide visibility to and opportunities to engage with arts and culture in Marquette. We are working closely with community partners to develop a one-stop, online resource - tied into our community events calendar - for virtual experiences including gallery tours, live-streamed concerts, classes and workshops, and more. In the meantime, we encourage folks to share with us their ideas or virtual events. We'll be sharing these updates regularly on our Facebook page, so be sure follow us and check in!

Know of something going on? Please reach out to us so we can share the word! Message us on Facebook or email us at

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What we do....

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Division serves to encourage, develop and facilitate a rich environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Marquette.

The Arts Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. In addition to providing gallery and workshop space, it averages 263 visitors per day and provides services to more than 300 local artists and organizations.

The division was organized in 1992 and relocated to the renovated Peter White Public Library in 2000. In addition to being a regional center of arts and culture activities, the division provides the following services and programs: workshops, art exhibitions, community art projects, performance events, meeting spaces for arts organizations, an arts calendar, and coordination of national and local heritage festivals.  

This Master Plan is designed to define the City’s role in supporting arts and culture and the role of arts and culture in accomplishing the City’s broader goals, including its relationship with regional development. 

There were five project outcomes identified:

  • Identify cultural assets, needs and opportunities.
  • Gather input from all major stakeholders.
  • Develop initiatives, goals and strategies.
  • Define roles for the City Department and Advisory Committee.
  • Recommend a 10-year master arts and culture plan.
Arts and Culture Master Plan

Creative Community Series - Workshops, Demonstrations, and Other Events in the MACC Studio Space

The MACC's Creative Community Series is a year-round slate of workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and other events put on by local creatives and arts and culture organizations.  The MACC invites those interested in hosting an arts and culture event to utilize our studio space and resources, offered at low- to no-cost thanks to the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about teaching and learning opportunities, please contact the MACC staff.

NOTE: All Creative Community Series and other programming in the MACC space has been cancelled indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be updating patrons regularly on our public Facebook page.


City of Marquette Art Week

An annual, week-long celebration of our creative community

The City of Marquette's sixth annual Art Week will be held Monday, June 21 through Saturday, June 26, 2021. Art week brings together local artists, arts organizations, and businesses to put on a week-long series of special events, concerts, workshops, performances, and demonstrations during the last full week of June. 

More details to come. Stay tuned!

Hours and Location

The Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N Front St, Marquette, MI.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Peter White Public Library remains closed to the public and is following a six-phase reopening plan. While we can't meet face-to-face at this time, we are in the office from 9:00am-5:00pm every weekday, and can be contacted via email or phone.

Monday9am - 5pm
Tuesday9am - 5pm
Wednesday9am - 5pm
Thursday9am - 5pm
Friday9am - 5pm





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855