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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.


Arts and Culture Master Plan

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.


January LSAA Gallery Exhibit

Featuring Michael Zuhorski

January's LSAA Gallery features the work of photographer Michael Zuhorski. The exhibition, "Eyes Make the Horizon," highlights Zuhorski's intention to create a body of photographs that responds to his sustained presence in the Northern Great Lakes and speaks to his longstanding history and deeply personal sense of place within their landscape. The exhibit will run from January 3-27, with an Artist Talk on Thursday, January 18 at 7:00pm and an Artist Reception on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00-8:00pm.


January SmallWorks Gallery

Featuring Paul Nelson

The SmallWorks Gallery highlights the work of photographer Paul Nelson. The exhibition, "Anatomy of an Eclipse," features photographs of the 2017 total solar eclipse taken from Stapleton, NE - a small town along the path of totality. Nelson first learned about the total solar eclipse in August of 2016, and spent the next year planning and studying how to photograph the occasion. The exhibit will be displayed from January 3-27, with an Artist Reception to be held on Thursday, January 25 from 6:00-8:00pm.

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

Directions available here!

Monday10am - 05pm
Tuesday10am - 09pm
Wednesday10am - 05pm
Thursday10am - 09pm
Friday10am - 05pm
Saturday10am - 05pm





Peter White Public Library 217 N. Front St. Marquette, MI 49855