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2021 City of Marquette Art Week

The City of Marquette is proud to present the sixth annual City of Marquette Art Week, scheduled for June 21-June 26, 2021! A week full of special events spread throughout town dedicated to celebrating our vibrant arts and culture community, including exhibits, concerts, workshops, installations, demonstrations, live performances, and more!

Visit the Marquette Compass for up-to-date information and a schedule of events!

* Please note that event listings are subject to change. Please check back for up-to-date information about all things Art Week as the event approaches!

Art Week is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of over 100 local artists, businesses, organizations, and other community partners. The 2021 City of Marquette Art Week is sponsored in part by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs. For more information please contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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COVID-19 Update

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

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture has reopened on a limited basis. Our office is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm in concordance with Peter White Public Library's building hours. Masks are required in all City facilities, except for those who are vaccinated. 

We hope to resume studio rentals and regular programming in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center by August or September. 

Know of something going on? Please reach out to us so we can share the word! Message us on Facebook or email us at arts-culture@marquettemi.gov.

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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 Sunday, June 27, 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:  The Office of Arts & Culture and Peter White Public Library have reopened to the public on a limited basis. Current Arts & Culture Office hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm in concordance with PWPL building hours.

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





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855