Fast Break

Artists: Joey Salamon and Ivan Montoya

The Queen City Courts project introduces art onto a local court’s playing surface to help increase park usage and attract players of all ages and levels of experience, from families to students and adults. The Marquette Public Art Commission commenced this project with the basketball court at South Marquette’s Hurley Field Park. After a rigorous jurying session and public feedback, MPAC chose “Fast Break” by Detroit-based artists Ivan Montoya and Joey Salamon as the winning design.

MPAC wants to thank all the community members who offered feedback during the design process and the 50+ artists who were considered for the project. We are so grateful to live in a community that values public art and are ecstatic to grow Marquette’s public art collection and enhance our city’s character and identity in the many years to come.


“Dear MPAC and the greater Marquette Community,

Our goal with these designs are to mirror Marquette’s vibrant city life, natural surroundings and adventurous energy. Given our mission, we chose to marry old world motifs with a contemporary approach to then create a unique and functional piece of art. Designed from one great Michigan city for another, we thank you for your consideration and we are excited about the possibility to bring our artwork to you.”

– Ivan Montoya and Joey Salamon

City Jurisdiction

Category: Painting/Mural

Date created: 2022

Associated artists

Joey Salamon & Ivan Montoya


Hurley Park, Marquette, MI, 49855