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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.  

43rd Annual Lake Superior Art Association Members' Show

Lake Superior Art Association’s Annual Member Show will be on display at the Deo Gallery in the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center from January 8 - 30, 2020. This show encompasses a variety of media - from painting to photography to 3D works - produced by members of the LSAA.

Join us for a special gala reception in conjunction with the 2020 Art Awards on Saturday, January 25th from 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be provided. At 7:30 p.m. the Annual Arts Awards will begin in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. There will be performances by select award recipients and a ceremony to honor their achievements. This event is free and open to the public with a “gala” suggested dress code to match the atmosphere of the Annual Art Awards.

The artist reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.


2020 Annual Art Awards

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the community to attend the 23rd Annual Art Awards, honoring outstanding individuals in our community. The awards will be held at the MACC in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N Front St. on Saturday evening, January 25, 2019. A reception will be held with the Lake Superior Art Association's Members' Show in the Deo Gallery beginning at 6:00pm, with the awards ceremony taking place immediately following in the PWPL Community Room beginning at 7:30pm. The occasion is free and open to the public. Come celebrate with us!

2020 Award Recipients: Cindy Wedig, Madgoodies Studio, Jake Fether, Layla Vickers, Milton Bates, Kerry Yost, Judy Parlato, Marquette City Band, Marquette Makers' Project, JoAnn Shelby

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

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.

Creative Community Series Brochure - January 2020

City of Marquette Art Week

An annual, week-long celebration of our creative community

Save the date! The City of Marquette presents its sixth annual Art Week Monday, June 22 through Saturday, June 27, 2020. 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. This year's Art Week will involve over two dozen unique events put on in collaboration with dozens of local partners! Almost all events are free to attend or participate.

More details to come as summer draws nearer. Stay tuned!


Art Week Logo Contest

We are excited to announce our contest to find a new graphic/art work for this year's Art Week! Submissions must reflect summer & art in Marquette, Michigan, be high-quality and legible at all sizes, and look good in grayscale as well as color.

The winner will receive a prize of $175 and full recognition at all Art Week events, plus a bio/head shot in our Art Week booklets.

Please send submissions to

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.  
Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855