News Headlines and Public Service Announcements
  • Municipal Service Center Town Hall Meeting
  • The City of Marquette will hold a Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. in Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and answer questions regarding potential locations for the new Municipal Service Center. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
  • Arts and Culture Center Holiday Hours
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center (MACC) will observe shortened hours on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The MACC will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan 1. For any questions, contact the MACC at 906-228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
  • BLP Holiday Office Closures
  • The Marquette Board of Light and Power offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan 1. For emergencies call 228-0300.
  • February Art Exhibits
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its February Main Gallery exhibition: The Magic of My New Life by Bulgarian artist Georgi Tsenov. This exhibit will be a collection of oil paintings of Marquette and the Upper Peninsula. The SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork by writer, photographer and visual artist Christine Saari. Originally from Austria, Saari has lived in Marquette since 1971. Her exhibit Travel Bag is a series of cigar boxes that she has transformed into small shrines. The shows will be running from Feb. 2 to 28 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • City Offices Closed for Holidays
  • Offices at Marquette City Hall; the Arts and Culture Center, located in the Peter White Public Library; the Municipal Service Center; and Lakeview Arena will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 24; Thursday, Dec. 25; Wednesday, Dec. 31; and Thursday, Jan. 1. The Lakeview Arena’s ice rinks will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. The ice rinks will be open from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, and closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. An “Open Skate Ball Drop” will be held on Dec. 31 in the Russell Arena during public skating hours, 1 - 3 p.m. This year’s theme for attire will be “Da Yoopers Ball.” Special attire is not required to skate and admission will be standard rates. Call Lakeview Arena at 228-0490 for further information. Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain staffed during the holidays.
  • Annual Arts Awards - Request for Nominations
  • The City of Marquette is welcoming citizens to anonymously nominate deserving members of the community to be considered for the 2015 Annual Arts Awards. The MACC offers theses awards to recognize and thank citizens who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in our community.
  • February Art Exhibit - Call to Artists
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for February’s Wintercharm exhibit. Wintercharm is an annual art exhibition sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association, the MACC and the Peter White Public Library. Artwork that embodies the spirit of our wintry climate will be accepted. This is a non-juried exhibition open to the public, and all media is welcomed. The exhibition will be held at the Peter White Public Library in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery located at 217 N. Front Street, Feb. 2 through Feb. 28. There will be a reception on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artists and public are welcome to attend.
  • Lakeview Arena Public Skating Cancellation
  • The City of Marquette’s Lakeview Arena announces that, due to the Marquette Junior Hockey Holiday Tournament, the public skate session scheduled from 1 to 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 has been cancelled. Please call the Lakeview Arena office for additional information at 228-0460.
  • City Annual Report
  • The City of Marquette’s 2013-14 Annual Report is now available on the City’s website at http://www.mqtcty.org/annual-report.php.
  • First Thursday Series - Sparrow Tree
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center invites the public to attend the expanded January music series. On Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Troy Graham will host an autoharp lecture in the Wave Workshop of the MACC in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street in Marquette, Mich. Graham’s band Sparrow Tree will also perform on Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m. in the large Workshop of the MACC. The performance will be held on the second Thursday of the month instead of the original first Thursday due to New Year’s Day.
  • January Art Exhibits
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its January Main Gallery exhibition: Mud, Myth, and Matter by artists Martha Fotopulos, Mary Ann Kublin, Allison Kublin and Paula Kiesling. This exhibit will be a collection of paintings, ceramic pottery, masks, rusted metal and wood. The SmallWorks Gallery will feature artwork by interdisciplinary artist and designer, Sophia Thomas. This exhibit explores the intersection of art, technology and human experiences through designed objects applied to domestic goods. Thomas received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Northern Michigan University in 2014 and currently is a Master’s of Fine Arts candidate at Cranbrook Academy of Art. The shows will be running from Jan. 5 to 31 and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, contact 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.
  • Winter Property Tax Bills
  • Winter tax bills totaling $2.3 million dollars will be mailed to Marquette City property owners on Nov. 26. Tax collection begins Dec. 1 and payments are accepted at the City Treasurer’s office without penalty through Feb. 14, 2015. A penalty of 3 percent will be added to any unpaid winter tax bill on Feb. 15, 2015. On March 1, 2015, taxes will be considered delinquent and will be transferred to the County Treasurer for collection.
  • Right-of Way Work Requiring Pavement Restoration Prohibited
  • With the local asphalt plants shut down, contractors and homeowners are reminded that work in the City right of way that requires street pavement or curb removal and restoration is prohibited. This restriction will remain in effect until the spring when the frost is out of the ground and the asphalt plants are operating. This restriction will not apply to emergency repairs such as broken sewer and water lines.
  • Arts Awards Request for Award Design Proposal
  • The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting design proposals for the Annual City Arts Awards. Every spring, 10 artists are chosen to receive an award acknowledging their contribution to arts and culture in Marquette. Each recipient will receive a hand-crafted award during the ceremony. The artist selected to complete this project will be required to create 10 awards. The stipend for the design and creation of the awards is $600. Past awards have included found art, sculpture, original watercolor paintings, one-of-a-kind ceramic pots and framed origami. To be considered, artists are asked to submit the following: resume, application form, project proposal (one-page maximum) and images. The 2015 design proposal deadline is Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The artist application, criteria and a timeline can be found online at www.mqtcty.org/arts.php or can be picked up at the MACC at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.