This year, the City Office of Arts and Culture presents a weekend of arts advocacy events leading up to the annual Art Awards ceremony on Sunday, October 15th. The City of Marquette is proud to present the State of the Arts Event Series, a showcase of our community’s creativity and collaborations. This weekend aims to explore different corners of our creative community and connect artists, audience, and advocates.
Opening Reception for Public Gallery Program Exhibits
WHEN: Thursday, October 12th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WHERE: Peter White Public Library (217 N Front St)
The series kicks off with an evening at the Peter White Public Library. The bi-monthly opening reception for Public Gallery Program exhibits serves as a venue to connect with local visual artists and appreciators, learn about the process of creation and inspiration through artist talks, and experience a variety of artistic mediums and subject matter:
“Artful Yoga” by Steven Leuthold in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery
“Keep. Me. Posted.” by Cade Musich in the Lower-Level Lobby
“Inside/Out” by David Schmitt and Carol Phillips in the City’s Deo Gallery
Innovate Marquette Smartzone Open House
WHEN: Friday, October 13th, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
WHERE: Innovate Marquette Smartzone (101 W Washington)
Start your Friday morning with a dose of innovation. At Innovate Marquette Smartzone, you’ll discover the tools and opportunities that drive creativity and entrepreneurship in our community. Enjoy coffee, engage in curiosity-driven conversations, meet your local resources and experience the new ProtoLab. It’s a morning that promises to invigorate your creative spirit.
Public Art Walking Tour
WHEN: Saturday, October 14th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
(Walking Tour departs at 2:10 PM, Return for coffee and conversation by 3:15 PM)
WHERE: Provisions MQT (401 S Lakeshore Blvd)
Join us for a Public Art Walking Tour around the ever-changing Founders Landing area on a short route accessible to all. Delve into the past, present, and future of public art in Marquette. The tour will spark thought-provoking conversations about the role of public art in shaping our vibrant community.
Annual Art Awards
WHEN: Sunday, October 15th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Masonic Red Room Theatre (128 W Washington)
DRESS: Semi-formal attire
As the sun sets on the State of the Arts weekend, we invite you to the Masonic Red Room Theatre for a night of celebration. Join us for a Cocktail Hour Reception and Awards Show, where we recognize and honor the outstanding contributions of our local creatives. The evening promises to be a memorable affair, and the public is warmly welcome.
The State of the Arts Event Series is a testament to the thriving creative spirit that defines Marquette. We encourage you to engage with your community, explore new perspectives, and celebrate the diverse talents of our region. This series is not just an event; it’s an opportunity to connect, learn, and be inspired.
Join us in celebrating the vibrant arts community that makes Marquette a truly special place. We can’t wait to share this creative journey with you!