Art Week 2022 Cover Art Contest

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Art Week 2022 Cover Art Contest


City of Marquette Presents Art Week 2022 Cover Art Contest


A public contest for cover art for the City of Marquette Art Week 2022 Booklet. Submit your artwork to be featured on the cover of this year’s Art Week event booklet. All submissions will be uploaded as a virtual exhibit hosted on the MQTcompass website and winning art will be chosen by popular choice.


MISSION: The mission of Art Week is to build and empower a vibrant community through the arts through facilitating partnerships, empowering and showcasing our creative community, and enhancing and expanding audience engagement.

2022 Theme: Water is the very essence of life, It ebbs and flows throughout our consciousness and yet it is the most essential element of our past, our present, and our future. What does water inspire in you?

This theme was inspired by the City’s upcoming Cultural Trail initiative, which has helped define the daily venues for Art Week as public spaces along our shoreline. The Cultural Trail will celebrate Marquette’s cultural heritage and natural environment connecting historic and culturally significant locations and natural features along the City’s multi-use pathway through public art, space design, and interpretive signage. Art Week will feature projects that explore the shoreline, its history, and spectacular landscape from the Carp River to Presque Isle.

Rules and Submission Requirements

1. The contest is open to all individuals. Minors (under the age of 18) will need parental consent.

2. One submission per person.

3. The winner will receive $100.00 compensation.

4. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the cover of the Art Week 2022 printed event booklet and guide. This publication will be an 8.5×11” glossy, full-color, 24-page booklet that will be widely distributed as an event guide, host to an assortment of articles, and a summer event calendar. The chosen artwork will also be featured prominently on the Art Week website alongside an online gallery of all submissions.

5. Designs may be created with graphic design programs, pencils, crayons, markers, pen, ink, paint or photography. Non-digital works must be scanned and submitted as a digital file. Original work must be available if selected for digital formatting. Submissions should be formatted as high resolution .png files and scanned at 400dpi. Artwork must easily fit to an 8.5×11 inch printed space. Physical work 11×14” or smaller can be scanned at the City Office of Arts and Culture.

6. The final booklet cover will prominently feature the Art Week logo. Artists may choose to incorporate the logo into their submission, otherwise the City may impose the logo over the submitted design. The Final cover will also include the following information:

Art Week 2022
June 20-25, 2022
Presented by the City of Marquette

7. Submitted designs must be relevant to and obviously inspired by the Art Week 2022 theme of Water.

8. If selected, winner agrees to assign reproduction rights to the City of Marquette. Artist will retain full intellectual property rights to the original artwork. Winner agrees that the City of Marquette may use their submission for reproduction, advertising and/or marketing materials pertaining to Art Week 2022.

9. The City of Marquette may alter, modify or revise the winning submission as it sees fit to achieve the needs of the City. The City will notify artist prior to doing so.

10. All submissions will be featured on in a publicly accessible and promoted online gallery.

11. All submitted designs and images must be the original work of the artist.

12. Designs deemed offensive or inappropriate will be disqualified.

13. The City of Marquette reserves the right to extend all deadlines associated with this contest.

14. Submissions must be accompanied by artist’s name, address, phone number, email address, and parent/guardian name and contact information if under the age of 18.

15. The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM on Friday, April 22, 2022. All artwork will be uploaded to and open to public vote April 25th through May 4th. The 2022 Art Week cover will be chosen by popular choice. The winner will be notified by May 6th.

16. Submissions must be submitted electronically to with the subject line ART WEEK 2022 COVER

Questions? Call the City Office of Arts and Culture (906)228-0472 or email

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