City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center presents the fifth annual City of Marquette Art Week, June 24-29! Art Week features local artists, arts organizations, and businesses coming together to put on a week-long series of special arts and cultural events, concerts, workshops, performances, exhibits, and demonstrations.
Piet Mondrian-Inspired Mural by the Marquette Artist Collective
Northern Lights Glass, 412 N Third St. Art Week celebrated Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), a pioneer of 20th-century abstract art famous for using the three primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) and two primary directions (horizontal and vertical). For over 100 years Mondrian has influenced art, architecture, design, and fashion. This project, a Mondrian-inspired mural produced by the Marquette Artist Collective, will transform a dated garage on Third Street into a work of art. Stop by throughout Art Week to see the progress!
Rosewood Walkway: Art Installation
Rosewood Walkway, S Front St. The Rosewood Walkway has become an iconic space for amazing art installations during Marquette’s summer months. Year after year, the Downtown Development Authority has teamed up with partners including Vast Insurance Agency to transform this pocket of Downtown Marquette into a breathtaking scene. Every year brings a new surprise – what’s to come this year? Stop by during Art Week to find out!
Changing Hands: A Heritage Crafts Exhibit
Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St. $2 off admission throughout Art Week; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students (13-18) $1, Children (12-) FREE This special exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, and seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian and Native American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, and the community.
| MONDAY, JUNE 24 |
Children Paint Plein Air Co-Sponsored by Liberty Children’s Art Project and the Marquette Maritime Museum Monday, June 24, 1:00-3:00pm Marquette Maritime Museum, 300 N. Lakeshore Blvd.
Senior Arts: Kite Making with Sue Baptist Monday-Tuesday, June 24-25, 1:00pm-3:30pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Peter White Public Library
Woodland Wonders: Community Art Project with Marlene Wood Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, June 25, 3:00-6:00pm Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St.
Art Week Kick-Off Concert with Finvarra’s Wren Presented by the Hiawatha Music Co-op Monday, June 24, 6:00-8:00pm Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St.
| TUESDAY, JUNE 25 |
Cemetery Walking Tours: Regional Artists with the Marquette Regional History Center Tuesday, June 25, 1:00pm and 6:00pm Park Cemetery, 301 N. 7th St.
Poetry On The Steps – Sidewalk Chalk Poetry Contest Sponsored by the Marquette Poets Circle Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-7:00pm Peter White Public Library – Front Street Steps
June Artist Receptions Tuesday, June 25, 4:00-7:00pm Peter White Public Library
Adam Sawfox at the Marquette Commons Tuesday, June 25, 8:00-10:00pm Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St.
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 |
Paint the Piano Wednesday, June 26, 10:00am-2:00pm Phil Niemisto Pocket Park, 136 W Washington St.
Children Create: Courtyard Sculptures Wednesday, June 26, 10:00am-6:00pm Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W Baraga Ave.
Marquette Symphony Orchestra Summer Strings Wednesday, June 26, 6:00pm Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street
| THURSDAY, JUNE 27 |
8-Hour Comic Challenge Thursday, June 27, 11:00am-7:00pm City of Marquette Arts & Culture Center, Peter White Public Library
Pre-Art Stroll Back Yard Bash Sponsored by Jim’s Music Thursday, June 27, 3:00-7:00pm Jim’s Music, 1212 N Third St.
Downtown Marquette Art Stroll Thursday, June 27, 4:00-7:00pm Downtown Marquette
Marquette City Band Concert Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St.
| FRIDAY, JUNE 28 |
Children’s Workshop: Piet Mondrian Friday, June 28, 10:00am-2:00pm Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W Baraga Ave.
Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival Dusk to Dark Competition Friday, June 28, 5:00-10:00pm Presque Isle Park
Pine Mountain Music Festival at the Presque Isle Bandshell Friday, June 28, 7:00pm Presque Isle Bandshell
| SATURDAY, JUNE 29 |
The Art of Wooden Boats Saturday, June 29, 11:00am-4:00pm Marquette Maritime Museum, 300 N. Lakeshore Blvd.
Music at the Marquette Farmers Market Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-1:00pm Marquette Commons, 112 S Third St.
Community Drink & Draw Saturday, June 29, 12:00-4:00pm Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W Spring St.
Fresh Coast Plein Air Painting Festival All-Day Competition & Public Reception Saturday, June 29, 7:00am-9:00pm Presque Isle Park
Make your plans for Marquette Art Week!