Calendar of Art Events

(Updated 09/04/2019 – included some big community events as well)

2019 “CALENDAR” OF ART EVENTS

NOTES:

AUGUST 2019

  • AUG 6-SEPT 7: Fresh Catch exhibit at The Gallery (130 W Washington Ave, Mqt) celebrates fish & Lake Superior
  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • AUG/SEPT: Christine Saari’s Cigar-Box Shrines – “Small Worlds in Boxes” on exhibit in PWPL Lower-Level Reception Gallery/Lobby
  • AUG 9: Reception NORTH OF THE 45TH: UPPER MIDWEST JURIED EXHIBITION Features art from residents of MI, MN, & WI living North of the 45thparallel. Free & open to public. Location: DeVos Art Museum (http://art.nmu.edu/department/museum/index.htm)
    Contact: (906-227-2136); elanctot@nmu.edu
  • AUG 30-SEPT 1: 16th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest at Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette, MI. https://marquetteareabluessociety.org/festival-information/

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • SEPT TBD, 6 pm: Hockey on Third Parade (3rdSt from Fair Ave to Ohio St) The parade features local hockey teams of all ages, as well as fans and Third Street businesses. The celebration is held in conjunction with the Old Timers Hockey Tournament. https://downtownmarquette.org/hockey-on-third-parade/
  • SEPT 4-OCT 15: 1st Annual Active Member’s Show for the Marquette Artist Collective at The Gallery, 130 W Washington, Ave, Marquette. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-2 pm
  • UNTIL SEPT 7: Fresh Catch exhibit at The Gallery (130 W Washington Ave, Mqt) celebrates fish & Lake Superior
  • UNTIL SEPT 23: PWPL Lower-Level Lobby Display – Christine Saari, “Small Worlds in Boxes
  • UNTIL SEPT 26: Changing Hands – A Heritage Crafts Exhibit available until SEPT 26. Along with a series of craft workshops throughout the year, this exhibit will showcase a variety of traditional crafts. Topics will include: hair art, Norwegian fiber arts, beading, miniatures, wood burning, bookbinding, paper cutting, Potawatomi carved wooden spoons, Finnish bird carving, Ojibway quill art, & seed saving. Learn more about the crafts of our immigrant, Victorian, & Native-American ancestors. It will include exquisite examples from the History Center’s permanent collection, the workshop instructors, & the community.
  • SEPTEMBER  – Cindy Wedig (paintings & ceramics) on display in DEO Gallery (lower-level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), to the left as come down the stairs)
  • SEPT 4 (Wed), 7:30 pm: Faculty Showcaseat Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • SEPT 4-OCT 15: 1st Annual Active Member’s Show at The Gallery (130 W Washington Ave, Marquette) Open to all Active MAC members.
  • SEPT 6 (Fri), 7:30 pm: Faculty Piano Recital – Dr. Nancy Zimmerman, piano at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • SEPT 10, 7-9 am: Marquette Lighthouse Sunrise Tour
    $5 for Members; $10 for non-members. Contact: (906-226-2006) to reserve tickets. http://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/marquette-lighthouse/
  • SEPT 10, 1-4 p & Sept 11, 9 am-4 pm: Watercolor Excitement with Ink with Ed Fenedael at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • SEPT 12, 6:30-9 pm: Yarnwinders Fiber Guild Meets 2nd Thursday each month (except July-Aug), 6:30-9 pm, in MACC Studio #2. Contact: Patty Beyer (906-458-8974); yarnwinder98@yahoo.com
  • SEPT 12, 6:30-8pm: Marquette Lighthouse “Two Books, Two Communities” Tour. Contact: (906-226-2006) to reserve. http://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/marquette-lighthouse/
  • SEPT 13-14, 7:30 pm: Buffet Bash Enter Margaritaville for a two-night Jimmy Buffett tribute band! Full bar service will be available in the lobby. Tickets: $17 for the general public, $12 for NMU faculty/staff, seniors, & military, $10 for students, & $5 for NMU students. 
  • SEPT 14, 6-8 pm: Marquette Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Performance at Louis G. Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette; (906) 225-4213; https://kaufman.mapsnet.org NOTE: another site says this starts at 7:30 pm so may want to call ahead
  • SEPT 16-18, 9 am-3 pm: Kathleen Mooney Make Your Own Collage Papers & Acrylics Class at the Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St Northeast, Lowell, MI 49331. Materials Fee:$15; Refunds:Up to 30 days before event. Full description & what to bring with you: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathleen-mooney-your-own-collage-papers-and-acrylics-tickets-52494485419
    Contact: www.KathleenMooney.com
  • SEPT 17, 7 pm: LSAA PROGRAM – Creatives Meet & Greet
    In conjunction with Marquette Artist Collective, MadGoodiesStudio, Sensoria, & other artist groups. Watch your email & check our Facebook page for additional information to come. 
    LSAA programs are held six times per year on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm (Sept, Oct, Feb through May) in the MACC – lower level of PWPL. These programs are free & open to the public & snacks are provided. Bring a friend or two! Contact Michele Tuccini at: (906-250-7364) or mtuccini@chartermi.net for more information.
  • SEPT 19, Oct 10, Nov 14, & Dec 12, 6:30-8:30 pm: Paint Night with Staci Berg at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • SEPT 21 (Sat), 10 am-5 pm: Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club
    Location: 
    PWPL MACC Studio #1. Meets 3rd Saturday each month. Contact: Coralie Hambleton (906-869-2046)
  • SEPT 25 (Wed), 7:30 pm: Siril ConcertMinneapolis Guitar Quartetat Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • SEPT 26, 7:15-8:30 pm: Marquette Lighthouse Evening Tour. FREE for members; $10 for non-members. Contact: (906-226-2006) to reserve tickets. http://mqtmaritimemuseum.com/marquette-lighthouse/
  • SEPT 27, 7-9 pm: Friday Night Live at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • SEPT 27-29: “A Christmas Story” Auditions
    90 seconds each, held in James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Check website for more info to come. Also see: https://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/auditioncastingpolicies & https://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/codeofethics
  • SEPT 29, 3 pm: Faculty Chamber Concert at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • SEPT 30, 7:30 pm: NMU Jazz Concert at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • SEPT 30-NOV 15: Marquette Artist Collective’s Show, “Regional Diversity” displayed in Huron Mountain Gallery on main level of the PWPL.

OCTOBER 2019

  • UNTIL OCT 15: 1st Annual Active Member’s Show for the Marquette Artist Collective at The Gallery, 130 W Washington, Ave, Marquette. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-2 pm
  • UNTIL NOV 15: Marquette Artist Collective’s Show, “Regional Diversity” displayed in Huron Mountain Gallery on main level of the PWPL.
  • OCT 5, 3-7:30 pm: 7thAnnual Baraga Ave Harvest Festival Come celebrate Fall & its bountiful beauty on the 100 block of Baraga Ave, downtown Marquette. Harvest-themed activities for all ages, food & drink, live music, street dance, children’s activities, “big truck petting zoo”, business booths &much more. https://downtownmarquette.org/baraga-avenue-harvest-fest/
  • OCT 5, 12-11:55 pm: Negaunee Annual Fall Fun Oktoberfest Family Friendly & Night Life Adult Fun Crowd Pleaser!!! Live music, beer tent, Stein-Holding Contest, Lederhosen/Dirndl Costume Contest, Kids Halloween CostumeContest featuring The Scariest, The Cutest, & The Most Creative. Street Vendors- Artists, Craftsmen, & Food Pumpkin & Face Painting & a Very special Kid’s Section with bouncy houses & games to win some fun prizes!!!! Plus Downtown Negaunee Business Specials & Discounts.  Call Hanna (906) 362-1426 if you want to be a vendor. https://www.facebook.com/events/1252224214935559/
  • OCT 5, 7:30 pm: Guest Artist – Beethoven & Banjos at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • OCT 8, 7:30 pm: NMU Choral Concert at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • OCT 10, Nov 14, & Dec 12, 6:30-8:30 pm: Paint Night with Staci Berg at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • OCT 11, 1 pm: Student Recital at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • OCT 12, 7:30 pm: Senior Recital Series – Anna Morrison, piano at Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU. Contact: (906-227-2563); music@nmu.edu
  • OCT 12: Marquette Spectacle (Formerly Halloween Spectacle)brings local creatives for an evening of pageantry, puppetry, dance, & music in Marquette’s Downtown District. Free & family friendly
  • OCT 14, 9 am-3 pm: Kathleen Mooney Focal Point Class at the Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St Northeast, Lowell, MI 49331. Explore some unique properties of acrylic paints with an emphasis on FOCAL POINT. Techniques perfectly suited for acrylics will take your paintings to a new level. Combine acrylics, watercolors, graphite pencil, & conte crayon with special techniques for a rich surface. Materials Fee: $15; Refunds:Up to 30 days before event. Full description & what to bring with you: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathleen-mooney-focal-point-and-acrylics-tickets-51895303249
    Contact: www.KathleenMooney.com
  • OCT 15, 7 pm: LSAA Program Figure Drawing with Steven Hughes
    Curious about or intimidated by figure drawing? This demonstration will show you the basics of drawing from a live model. Hughes is an instructor at NMU’s School of Art & Design. LSAA programs are held six times per year on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 7 pm (Sept, Oct, Feb through May) in the MACC – lower level of PWPL. These programs are free & open to the public & snacks are provided. Bring a friend or two! Contact Michele Tuccini at: (906-250-7364) or mtuccini@chartermi.net for more information.
  • OCT 16-NOV 26: Creepy Things exhibit at The Gallery (130 W Washington Ave, Mqt) – owned by Marquette Artists Collective (MAC) https://marquetteartistcollective.wordpress.com/contact/
  • OCT 17-20: Fresh Coast Film Festival A documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle, water-rich environment, and resilient spirit of the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest.
    Weekend, Patron, Day, & Student Passes will be available for sale in early Fall 2019.
    Contact: (815) 332-7084; https://freshcoastfilm.com/tickets
    Additional time info: Pass holders are welcome to join on our many morning tours – reservations required:

    • Oct 17 (Th), 7-9 pm: Fresh Coast Free (free to everyone) at the Marquette Commons. A sample of the Fresh Coast Film Festival short films. Food trucks & free movies & popcorn.
      Oct 18 (Fri), 12-4 pm: Film blocks
    • Oct 18 (Fri), 7-9 pm: Keynotes at Louis G. Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette; (906) 225-4213
    • Oct 19 (Sat), 10 am-4 pm: Family programming at the Peter White Library
      Oct 19 (Sat), 5:30-6:30 pm: Okee Dokee Brothers
    • Oct 19 (Sat), 7-9 pm: Keynotes at Louis G. Kaufman Auditorium, 611 N Front St, Marquette; (906) 225-4213
    • Oct 20 (Sun), 10 am-4 pm: Family programming at the Peter White Library
  • OCT 19, 10am-5 pm & Oct 20, 11 am-4 pm: 2019 Autumn Comfort Quilt Show at NMU University Center Grand Ball Room. Admission: $5; Email: mcqawebsite@gmail.com; Special Exhibits include MCQA Honorees & Longtime MCQA members Alice Johnson & Judy Parlato. 2019 Raffle Quilt “Northern Lights”- drawing Oct 20, 3 pm. Door Prizes, Vendors, & Demonstrations. marquettequilters.org or on Facebook.
  • OCT 20-21: Yearly Ghost Ranch Painting Workshop, New Mexico. To attend next year: https://www.kathleenmooney.com/GhostRanch.html
  • OCT 26, 4-6 pm: Downtown Marquette Halloween Trick or Treat
    A safe & fun opportunity for children to trick or treat door to door collecting goodies from the local businesses. Participating locations will have orange “Welcome Trick or Treaters” signs in their windows. https://downtownmarquette.org/downtown-marquette-halloween-trick-or-treat/
  • OCT 26, 6-9 pm: Night of Magic & Wizardry at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • OCT 26-27: The Full Monty at Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU
    https://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/schedule

    A Hilarious, Heartfelt Musical Romp. Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek Basedon the 1997 film of the same name, this raucous, pop-rock musical follows six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, low on both cash & prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’ enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. A ten-time Tony nominee, this cult classic is full of laughter, friendship, & plenty of heart.

NOVEMBER 2019

  • UNTIL NOV 15: Marquette Artist Collective’s Show, “Regional Diversity” displayed in Huron Mountain Gallery on main level of the PWPL.
  • NOV 2, 10 am-4 pm: Holiday Art Fair at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org

  • NOV 11, 9 am-3 pm: Kathleen Mooney Iconic Landscape Class. Kathleen Mooney will have recently returned from her art residency at Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Will teach on the principles and elements of great design and how to make creating landscapes seem effortless. Materials Fee:$15; Refunds:Up to 30 days before event. Full description & what to bring with you: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathleen-mooneyiconic-landscapes-and-acrylics-tickets-52499283771 Contact: www.KathleenMooney.com
  • NOV 14, 4-8 pm: Ladies Night on Washington St, Marquette
    Enjoy a night on the town with shopping, delicacies, entertainment, & fun. Participating businesses pamper customers with in-store giveaways, horsd’oeuvres, sales, specials, prizes, & more. https://downtownmarquette.org/ladies-night/
  • NOV 14, & Dec 12, 6:30-8:30 pm: Paint Night with Staci Berg at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • NOV 27-DEC 23: Annual Holiday Shop begins at The Gallery (130 W Washington Ave, Mqt), the perfect place for unique gift ideas. https://marquetteartistcollective.wordpress.com/contact/

DECEMBER 2019

  • DEC 6, 6 pm: 9thAnnual Winter Snow Fun Holiday Parade & City Tree Lighting. Parade on Third St, Marquette with Tree Lighting and festivities following at the Marquette Commons, including music, pony rides, hot chocolate, and photos with Santa Claus. Post Office staff will collect children’s letters to Santa along the parade route. Contact: (906) 228-9475
  • DEC 7, 6:30pm-8pm: Family Fun Day – “The Night Before Christmas”at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829 Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org

  • DEC 12, 6:30-8:30 pm: Paint Night with Staci Berg at Wm. Bonifas Fine Art Center, 700 First Ave South, Escanaba, MI 49829
    Contact: (906-786-3833); www.bonifasarts.org
  • DEC 14: Birthday Party for the U.P. Join us at the Marquette Regional History Museum (145 W. Spring St. Marquette; 906-226-3571) as we celebrate the 183rd birthday of the Upper Peninsula! Save the date, watch for details to come.
  • DEC 31, 11:45 pm-midnight: 31stAnnual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop at 100 Block of Washington St, Marquette with Double Trouble DJs. Family-friendly event. Public is reminded that the consumption of alcohol is not allowed in the public right of way. Bar and restaurant patrons are asked to consume any beverages inside of respective establishments before venturing out onto the streets. The Marquette City Commission has generously waived the street closure & police protection fees to help bring this popular events to the community.

JANUARY 2020

  • LSAA 42nd ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW
    Will take place in  conjunction with the Art Awards. Exact date TBD – make sure we have your email & see ad in Mining Journal & our Facebook Page.LSAA Members invited to enter two pieces – one will be chosen. Awards given out the night of Art Awards. Registration forms: Available in MACC office after Dec 1. Call Michele Tuccini with any questions: (906-250-7364)

FEBRUARY 2020

  • FEB 15, 6:30-9 pm: UP 200 & Midnight Run Sled-Dog Races starting on Washington St, Marquette. The UP 200, an Iditarod qualifying race, is one of America’s premier twelve-dog, mid-distance sled dog races & draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Chatham & returning to Marquette. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically-challenging trail. Celebrate the start of both races in Downtown Marquette, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of The Mining Journal on the 200 block of West Washington Street. Join Walt Lindala & Frida Waara in welcoming sponsors, representatives & spectators to the race, while the Marquette Male Chorus gives a special performance. UP 200 teams will hit the trail at 7 p.m., followed by Midnight Run teams at 8 p.m. The race route is set on Washington Street, heading east along Lakeshore Boulevard.