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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.

Creative Community Series Brochure - March 2019

Deo Gallery: "CARDBOARD FURNITURE: 120° REVISITED" by Jason Schneider

In this exhibition, artist, furniture maker, and Northern Michigan University Woodworking and Furniture Design professor Jason Schneider explores the beauty and character of corrugated cardboard in both functional and sculptural forms. This study of the fine use and function of this low-status, recyclable, and often overlooked material motivates him; the inventive process of creating finely-crafted objects with corrugated cardboard is exciting and stimulating, often resulting an a surprisingly elegant surface and form.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday, March 28 from 6:00-8:00pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.


PWPL Lower Level Reception Gallery: "Fine Art Portraiture" by Chuck LaBelle

Marquette photographer Chuck LaBelle presents his latest exhibition – a collection of photos that captures youth athletes from Marquette County. An artist reception will be held on Thursday, February 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

PWPL Huron Mountain Club Gallery: Winter Charm

Organized by the Lake Superior Art Association, MACC, and Peter White Public Library, this annual exhibition features artwork from community members that embodies the spirit of our beautiful winter climate. The exhibit will be on display in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery, located on the main level of PWPL, from February 2 – March 28, with an artist reception held on Thursday, February 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Artists and the public are welcome to attend.

Those interested in displaying work in this exhibit may pick up entry forms and guidelines from the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of PWPL. Participants must be over the age of 16 and may only submit one piece of art that is ready to hang. Artwork and entry form may be dropped off at the MACC on Wednesday, January 30, or Thursday, January 31 between 10:00am-5:00pm. Artists must pick up their work in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery on Thursday, February 28 between 10:00am-6:00pm.


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





Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855