APRIL (APPLY): Art Week in June

2018 City of Marquette Art Week

The City of Marquette Art Week is a week-long celebration of the visual and performing arts, bringing together local businesses, arts organizations, and artists to host a series of workshops, performances, festivals, exhibitions, and other special events.

This year’s Art Week is scheduled for June 24-30, 2018. For a full list of events, more information about a specific event, or to get involved visit www.Marquette365.com or contact the MACC at (906) 228-0472.


The Downtown Art Stroll is an annual Art Week event that highlights pop-up exhibitions hosted by local businesses. Artists interested in displaying their work in a local business can contact the MACC office for more information. The Art Stroll will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 48 pm, and artists are encouraged to be present at their partnered business during this time to greet the community.


  • Painting Historic Marquette Plein Aire Workshop with Kathleen Conover
    Date: Monday, June 25 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    9 am – 4 pm
    Location: The Studio Gallery, 2905 N Lakeshore Blvd, Marquette, MI 49855
    (906) 228-2466
    Cost: $295 for all three days
    Register: Contact Michele Tuccini, (906) 250-7364 or mtuccini@charter.net
  • Happy Hour Alcohol Inks with Diane Kribs-Mays
    Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
    4 pm
    Location: Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W Spring St, Marquette, MI 49855
    (906) 228-8888
    Cost: $5 suggested donation for supplies
    Register: Contact the MACC, (906) 228-0472
  • Wine and Design – Floral Arrangements with Garden Bouquet & Design
    Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    5-6:30 pm
    Location: Garden Bouquet & Design
    Cost: $50, includes all materials and wine tasting
    Register: Contact Garden Bouquet & Design, https://www.gardenbouquetmqt.com/events/


  • Art Week Kick-Off Concert: Jimmy Almen Group
    Date: Sunday, June 24, 2018
    Time: 6-8 pm
    Location: Marquette Commons
    Cost: Free admission
  • Marquette Symphony Orchestra: Summer Strings
    Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    Time: 7-8:30pm
    Location: Marquette Commons
    Cost: Donations appreciated
  • Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
    Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018  as a featured performance during the Art Stroll
    Time: 5-7 pm
    Location: Rosewood Walkway
    Cost: Donations appreciated
  • Marquette City Band Concert
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
    Location: Presque Isle Pavilion
    Cost: Donations appreciated
  • TaMaMa Dance Company presents: Flow
    Date: Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 2018
    Time: 7:30-9:00 pm
    Location: Forest Roberts Theatre
    Cost: $10 General Admission
    Tickets available at the door, or in advance from:
    * TaMaMa Dance Company (Facebook page) or
    * Second Skin Shop, 130 W Washington St, Marquette, MI 49855; (906) 226-2263


2nd Annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire Competition / Festival

  • FRI, JUNE 29, 4-10 pm: 2nd Annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire Festival: “Dusk to Dark” competition

    Plein Aire means to paint outdoors or in “open air,” and artists may paint at any Marquette outdoor location from Founder’s Landing to Presque Isle Park, along the shore or in town. Paintings must illustrate or be inspired by real-life scenes. Afterwards, paintings from both competitions will be submitted for judging. Guests will be able to vote for the Peoples Choice Award. Painters from several states are already planning on competing for the $2,000 in cash awards!
    * Registration: Artists may pre-register at https://goo.gl/LQnNQn.
    * Cost: $25 in advance, or $35 the days of the event.
    * Further Questions: Contact Charlice Stewart at CMSFineArt@msn.com or
    (906) 906-7852


  • SAT, JUNE 30, 7 am – 4 pm: 2nd Annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire: “Painting the Landscape” competition
    (See information above and below)


  • SAT, JUNE 30, 5-8:30 pm: Public Reception for 2nd Annual Fresh Coast Plein Aire Competitions at Presque Isle Pavilion. Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, Honorable Mentions, and People’s Choice.

Fresh Coast Plein Aire: Painting the Landscape is presented by the City of Marquette, Travel Marquette, Lake Superior Art Association, Beth Millner Jewelry, Marquette Downtown Development Authority, Carl Mayer Watercolors, Steve Pelto at Look Realty, and Mommaerts Mahaney Financial Services.