Find the studios, galleries, and storefronts of local makers and creatives in the Marquette Community.


MQT First Thursdays is an annual summertime gallery tour.

June-October, during the first Thursdays of each month galleries and private studios open their doors and welcome visitors with demonstrations, deals and more.

Created to strengthen the visual arts sector of Marquette and put the “Queen City of the North” on the map as a cultural destination for acquiring, appreciating, and engaging with the Arts.

June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5

Marquette First Thursdays is sponsored by Edge Partnerships, Travel Marquette; partnered with The City of Marquette Office of Arts & Culture; and founded by Graci Gallery

Gallery Directory

2905 Island Beach Rd

11:00-5:00 Wed – Fri

12:00-4:00 Sat

Handcrafted ceramics, home goods, and plants made at the Studio and by local artists.

130 West Washington

10-4 Mon, Tues
11-5 Wed
11-8 Thurs
11-5 Fri, Sat
12-4 Sun

Cooperative Gallery featuring local artists in the heart of Marquette

110 N. Third Street 

Friday 11-6
Saturday 10-6
Sunday 11-4

Contemporary craft and fine art gallery. Featuring local and national artists.

525 N Third St

Mon-Sat 10am to 6pm
Sun 11am to 3pm

Fine art and gifts featuring works by 40+ local artists.

810 N Third St

Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm

3rd Street Art Gallery featuring local resident artists and promoting a fresh local artist every 2-3 weeks

521 W Washington St
10-6 Mon-Sat

Handcrafted eco-friendly sterling silver, UP Copper and Jewelry inspired by Michigan’s upper peninsula. Featuring Lake Superior Agates and Michigan Greenstone

315 S Front St

10:30-4:30 Wed, Thurs
10:30-5:30 Fri, Sat
11:30-3:30 Sun

Craft store that offers work by many local artists and artisans.

315 S Front St

Thurs-Sun 12-4pm

Simply; we are a gently used art supplies store & workspace. We accept donations of used art supplies

315 S Front St
Office Hours: M-F 10-5pm
Studio Hours: M-Th 9:30 – 8:30, 
Fri 9:30 – 5:30, Saturday: 9:30 – 4:30

City Arts Office, Deo Gallery and Reservable Studio spaces for classes, meetings, rehearsals, personal projects and more

130 W Washington St
Monday-Saturday 11-7
Sunday 12-5

A DIY Art Studio featuring paint-your-own-pottery, fused glass, canvas and board art. Offering in-studio and to-go creating, plus classes and workshops to let you try new things easily.

130 W Washington St (Lower Level)

A community clay studio right in downtown Marquette.

*Visit by appointment or workshop

130 W Washington St

Providing the community with a creative collaborative hub to share their vision to the public and promote innovation through all art mediums.

250+ seat theatre/performance venue, commercial kitchen, retail/office space, workshop space, and more

222 Rock St

Home studio of local artist Kristine Granger
*Visit by Appointment

914 W Baraga Ave.

Blacksmithing since 1981. Architectural, sculptural, and utilitarian work.
*Visit by Appointment

575 E. Michigan St.

Driftwood and found object sculpture, rustic home furnishings and decor.

*Visit by Appointment

217 N Front St (Lower Level)

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

A part of the City’s Arts & Culture Center, the city-owned Deo Gallery features work by local artists of all mediums.

217 N Front St

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

The Huron Mountain Club Gallery on the main level and the Lower Level Lobby Gallery hosts work bi-monthly by local artists and travelling exhibits.

1401 Presque Isle Ave

Monday through Friday 12pm – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Northern Michigan University’s art museum features selections from the permanent collection, rotating regional exhibits, and student/faculty work 

1401 Presque Isle Ave

Monday through Wednesday and Friday –
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

A historical museum and educational facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

300 N. Lakeshore Boulevard

*Open May 17 – October 16
Tues – Sun 11:00am-4:00pm

Explore the maritime history exhibits and artifacts within the museum and travel back in time on the daily Lighthouse tours

145 W. Spring St

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10-5
Wed 10-8
Sat 10-3

Public Welcome, Admission Fee

The Center contains a museum with permanent and rotating exhibits, research library, reservable event space, and offers special events throughout the year.