COVID-19 Update

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

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our day-to-day life and the social, economic, and mental health of our community, the City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center is exploring ways to support and sustain our creative community.

Faced with an uncertain timeline, it is our priority to continue to provide visibility to and opportunities to engage with arts and culture in Marquette. We are working closely with community partners to develop a one-stop, online resource - tied into our community events calendar - for virtual experiences including gallery tours, live-streamed concerts, classes and workshops, and more. In the meantime, we encourage folks to share with us their ideas or virtual events. We'll be sharing these updates regularly on our Facebook page, so be sure follow us and check in!

Know of something going on? Please reach out to us so we can share the word! Message us on Facebook or email us at


The City of Marquette Arts & Culture office understands the challenges facing our community's creative individuals and organizations during these difficult times. We assembled this document as a way to consolidate all of the information and resources being provided on local, state-wide, and national levels to inform and assist those who are experiencing hardship. The document is split into three sections - For Individuals, For Small Businesses, and For Organizations. Additional resources and links of interest can be found at the end of the document.

SmallWorks Web

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

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!

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: Due to COVID-19, Arts & Culture staff are working from home. We are "in the office" from 9:00am-5:00pm every weekday, and can be contacted via email or phone.

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





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855