Cultural Conversations present a chance to connect with our own community in learning and listening to one another. Various topics will be explored throughout the week by local experts. All are welcome to attend these events, share their ideas, and dive into the topics below.
If you cannot make the event but would like to discuss the topic with one of our City leaders, please reach out to any of the contacts to schedule a time to meet after Art Week. We as City and Community leaders are here to serve you, our residents and community members. We want a community built together on a shared culture made up of the incredible stories and experiences of the people who call Marquette Home.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse Park (300 N Lakeshore Blvd.) Monday 12:00pm
A conversation about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the City and the Arts.
Made possible by Innovate Marquette SmartZone
For further discussion reach out to City Arts & Culture Manager, Tiina Morin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Housing & Neighborhoods
Hurley Park Basketball Court (240 Mesnard St.), Tuesday 12:00pm
How can your neighborhood help? – City Planners facilitate a discussion about housing options and local neighborhoods.
For further discussion reach out to City Planner, David Stensaas at email@example.com
The Role of Art in Building Communities
MQT Commons (112 S Third St.), Wednesday 12:00pm
How does art help us connect and create? Art Week’s Artist in Residence Amber Dohrenwend discusses her community built art installation project and experiences as an artist in communities all around the world.
For further discussion of We Make Our City, Our City Makes Us project reach out to Artist in Residence Amber Dohrenwend at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further discussion of Public Art projects in Marquette reach out to City Arts & Culture Manager, Tiina Morin at email@example.com
Clark Lambros Beach Park (2401 N Lakeshore Blvd.) Thursday 12:00pm
Meet at the beach park and take a walking tour that will explore the sustainable and accessible shoreline. Learn about the City’s shoreline restoration project with Superior Watershed Partnership Director Carl Lindquist and City Engineer Mik Kipela
For further discussion of the environmental impacts and plans, reach out to Superior Watershed Partnership firstname.lastname@example.org
For further discussion of City infrastructure in Marquette reach out to City Engineer, Mik Kipela at email@example.com
The Women Who Made Marquette
Clark Lambros Beach Park (2401 N Lakeshore Blvd.), Thursday 5:00pm
Discover and discuss the women leaders of Marquette.
Past, Present, and Future
Father Marquette Park (501 S Front St.), Friday 12:00pm
Dave Stensaas (City Planner) and Dan Truckey (Historian) discuss the development of the downtown shoreline.
For further discussion of Founders Landing Development reach out to City Planner, David Stensaas at firstname.lastname@example.org
For further discussion of Lakeshore History reach out to Director of Beaumier History Center, Dan Truckey at email@example.com
Time, Place, Memory
Presque Isle Park Sign, Saturday 12:00pm
Installation artist Kristine Granger and Presque Isle Park Sign artist Sherri Loonsfoot-Aldred lead a conversation about the role of art in communicating stories and identity.