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The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture office hours are 9:30am-5:00pm, Monday - Friday.
The Marquette Arts & Culture Center is open to the public and reservation requests for use of the MACC Studio Space are currently being accepted. The Deo Gallery and Arts & Culture Center are accessible during Peter White Public Library's building hours:
Arts & Culture Office
firstname.lastname@example.org | (906) 228-0472
Tiina Morin, Arts & Culture Manager
email@example.com | (906) 225-0451
Tristan Luoma, Arts & Senior Services Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | (906) 225-8655
Amelia Pruiett, Marketing & Promotions
email@example.com | (906) 225-4020
What we do....
The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture serves to encourage, develop and facilitate a rich environment of artistic, creative and cultural activity in Marquette.
The Office of Arts & Culture is housed in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center, located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library. In addition to support services for local artists and organizations, the Office of Arts & Culture manages the Deo Gallery, which features monthly rotating exhibits, and two large studio rooms that are available for reservation by local artists and arts and culture nonprofits and businesses.
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.
Click on the image to read the full master plan!
Workshops, Demonstrations, and Other Events in the Arts & Culture Studio Space
The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture is located in the lower level of Peter White Public Library. In addition to administrative offices, the Office of Arts & Culture is home to the Deo Gallery, which features monthly rotating exhibits and artist receptions in collaboration with the Lake Superior Art Association, and two large studio rooms which are available for rent and use by local arts and culture groups and organizations for monthly meetings, workshops, demonstrations, special programs, rehearsals and auditions, and more.
For more information about utilizing our studio space and other resources, fee schedule, or to make a reservation, please visit the Marquette Compass or contact Tristan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (906) 225-8655.
Public Hours and Location
The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library, 217 N Front St, Marquette, MI.
NOTE: The Deo Gallery and Arts & Culture Center Studio Rooms are available during PWPL's public hours: Mon-Thu 9:30am-8:30pm; Fri 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat 9:30am-4:30pm; Sun CLOSED
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855