Kaufman Auditorium

Kaufman Auditorium

Auditorium / Theater

Website: http://kaufmanauditorium.org/

 (906) 225-4213

 611 N Front Street, Marquette, MI 49855

A temporary public art installation featuring a series of motivational words along the City of Marquette multi-use trail, all designed and painted by various local artists and groups in two phases (2020, 2023).

The “Words to Live and Bike By” project began during the summer and was executed in the fall of 2020 amidst the COVID pandemic. It aimed to uplift spirits and promote positivity within the community. MPAC sought to engage community members and organizations safely during the pandemic.

In the first phase, they strategically selected words like “Respect,” “Remember,” “Dream,” “Hope,” and “Gratitude” to be painted at various locations along the Holly Greer Bikepath to encourage respect for the environment and spread a message of hope and gratitude. In the second phase, the project allowed artists to choose words while expanding to locations deeply embedded in the community, beyond the shoreline focus of phase one.

Discover more Public Art projects and our City of Marquette Public Art Commission here: https://www.mqtcompass.com/publicart/

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Use our Public Art Directory to discover the outdoor sculptures, murals, windows, monuments and memorials within the City limits. All locations can be viewed from the street, sidewalk or other public locations. Look through the directory or visit our Outdoor Public Art Map to find out what’s near you. 

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Facility Information

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Seating capacity :

807, including 12 wheelchair spaces

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Location Info

Kaufman Auditorium

611 N Front Street

Marquette, MI 49855