LSAA Member Show

Featuring artwork by members of the Lake Superior Art Association

January's Deo Gallery exhibit features work by members of the Lake Superior Art Association! This annual Member Show will be on display through January, and is open to the public during PWPL building hours: Monday-Thursday from 9:30am-8:30pm; Friday from 9:30am-5:30pm; and Saturday from 9:30am-4:30pm.


An artist reception will be held on Thursday, January 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The artist reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.


For more information on this and previous exhibits, please visit our Virtual Gallery on the Marquette Compass!

COVID-19 Update

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

The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture has reopened to the public; our current office hours are 9:30am-5:00pm.

The Marquette Arts & Culture Center has also reopened, and reservation requests for use of the MACC Studio Space are currently being accepted. The Arts & Culture Center is available for use by local arts and cultural groups in concordance with Peter White Public Library's building hours:

Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-8:30pm
Friday: 9:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Masks are expected for all Peter White Public Library patrons (policy), regardless of vaccination status.

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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.

Click on the image to read the full master plan!


Arts and Culture Master Plan

Marquette Arts & Culture Center

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 contact Tristan at or (906) 225-8655.



City of Marquette Art Week

An annual, week-long celebration of our creative community

The City of Marquette's seventh annual Art Week will be held Monday, June 20 through Saturday, June 25, 2022. 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 in 2022. Stay tuned!

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.

Monday9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday9:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday9:30am - 5:00pm





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855