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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
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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.

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"Ex-Voto" by Scott Leipski

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center and Peter White Public Library present "Ex-Voto", an exhibition by Gladstone-based ceramicist Scott Leipski currently on display in the PWPL Lower Level Reception Space. An Ex-Voto is a votive, or offering. In this open series, the artist offers touchstones and remembrances of his youth to the viewer. Each tile offers a brightly colored candy-like object to the observer, with the various objects embodying memories of childhood for the artist. 

Each of the Ex-Votos is available for purchase, with 40% of proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Marquette Public Art Commission, supporting the installment of works of public art around the Marquette community. The show will run until January 19, 2019.
ExVoto

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
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact

Office

906-228-0472

Address

Peter White Public Library

217 N. Front St.

Marquette, MI 49855