MACC Creative Community Series (Ongoing Groups)

[Updated: 12/30/2019]

The Creative Community Series is made possible by grant funding from the
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
To learn more about how to host your own workshop, to register for classes, or for any questions regarding series programming,
contact the Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC) at: (906) 228-0472 or


Figure Drawing group: (not part of MACC Creative Series)

  • Meets on the 1st Saturday of each month at at NMU Art & Design Building, Marquette, MI 49855
  • Contact: Steve Hughes – (330) 554-9160;


Lake Superior Knitting Guild (not part of MACC Creative Series)

  • Meets last Thursday each month, except holidays, 5:30-7:30 pm, at
    431 McMillan Street Marquette, MI. (
  • Contact:; (906) 485-5418
  • We welcome knitters of all skills and levels. The group is very involved in projects for the community. We have knitted/crocheted hats, and scarves for the Special Olympics–blankets and hats for the local hospital NICU unit–spirit hats and hats for the Chemo unit at our local medical center–hats, scarves, mittens for the local warming shelter and hats, scarves, and mittens for other various causes in the community.


MACC Open Studio (Formerly “Thank God it’s Wednesday Painters & Crafters”): (Updated 12/30/2019)

  • Meets EVERY Wednesday of each month from 1-4 pm, in MACC Studio #2, lower level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), 217 N Front St.
  • Open to everyone and every type of artist may join, work on individual projects, share in collective passion for the arts, foster friendship, and learn from and with each other. All ages welcome, no fees. Feel free to come and go at your leisure – just be ready to create!
  • Next Meet: Jan 8, 22; Feb 5, 19, Mar 4, 18, Apr 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27; June 10, 2; July 8, 22…
  • Contact: Dorothy Kristola (906-942-7639) or Paula Kiesling (906-458-6513)


Marquette County Quilters: (Updated 12/17/2019)

  • Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:30-9 pm in Community Room on lower level of the Peter White Public Library (PWPL), 217 N Front St. Meetings include a brief business meeting, committee reports, announcements, educational program, social time, and “Show ‘n Tell”.
  • Contact: Laura Reilly – (906) 228-4163;;; Marquette County Quilters Association, P.O. Box 411, Marquette, MI 49855
  • The Marquette County Quilter’s Association (MCQA) is a charity organization founded in 1978.  Our purpose is to promote an interest and appreciation of quilting and fiber arts by promoting high standards of design and technique. We accomplish this by sharing quilting information and providing educational opportunities for Quilters and Non-Quilters alike! MCQA is a proud member of the Michigan Quilt Network.
  • Membership: Annual dues pay from Jan 1 through Dec.
  • Benefits of Membership:
    Guild meetings: Quilting news, networking, short programs, & Show ‘n Tell.
    * Educational Events: Learning programs, quilt retreats, quilt worships, & teaching adults & children the art of quilting.
    * Friendship Groups:  Independently organized, a variety of intents, interests, locations, & schedules.
    * Newsletter & Website:  Keep up-to-date with events, meetings, interviews, tips, blotto, & other MCQA activities.
    * Library: Over 200 quilting books & other inspirations. All available to members.
    * Charity Projects:  Quilts for children at Bay Cliff Health Camp, Harbor House Women’s Shelter, Care Clinic, Regional Neonatal Unit, Military Vets, & Christmas Teddy-Bear Quilts.
    * Bi-Annual Quilt Show:  “Autumn Comforts” featuring hundred of regional quilts, demonstrations, vendors, & a fashion show.


Marquette Poet’s Circle: (not part of MACC Creative Series) (Updated 12/30/2019)

  • The Marquette Poets Circle is now part of the Center for the Healing Arts.
  • Meets 1st Monday each month 5:30-8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E Ridge, Marquette.
  • FREE & open to the public.
  • Bring a poem to share, receive feedback from local poets.
  • Open Mic: 5:30-8 pm – short prose or poetry, open to anyone,
    with a sign-up list at the door
  • Contact: Janeen Rastall – (906) 451-4473;
  • The Marquette Poets Circle is a group of local poets who meet to plan events, workshop poems, borrow books and literary journals, share submitting tips for publication and contests, and discuss the poetry business.
  • The Marquette Poets Circle is a member of the Poetry Society of Michigan. Learn more about the Poetry Society of Michigan here


NCLL: Knitting with Dan Jarvis (Added: 04/22/2019)

  • When: Thu, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm
  • Where: MACCStudio #1


Transition Marquette-Repair Café (Formerly Repair Café): (Updated 12/30/2019) 

  • When: Saturdays, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21, Apr 18, 12-4 pm 
  • Where: MACCStudio #2
  • Bring small household items in need of repair.
  • Volunteer repair talent will work on computers, electronics, sewing machines, small appliances, clothes, lamps, etc.
  • Focus: to help people learn to repair their own items which saves money and keeps material out of landfills.
  • Suggested Donation: $5.
  • Contact: Tom Gauthier (573-300-1341) – assume the contact is the same. Otherwise contact the MACC (


Superiorland Photography Club: – as of 12/23/2019, this group meets anymore. Contact Mike Hainstock if interested in restarting it.

  • Meets on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:30-9 pm.
  • Open to anyone with an interest in photography.
  • Contact: Mike Hainstock – (906) 251-1222
  • Facebook Page: “Superiorland Photography Club”


Superiorland Woodturners: (Updated 12/30/2019)

  • Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9 pm, MACC Studio #1 at Peter White Public Library (PWPL).
  • Next Meets: May 14, June 11, July 8, Aug 13.
  • Contact: Marc Himes – (906) 475-6695
  • (Marc will do individual lessons for $25/hour)


Twisted Stitchers Quilting Club: (Updated 04/22/2019)

  • Meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 am-5 pm, in MACC Studio #1, lower level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), 217 N Front St.
  • Next Meets: May 18, June 15, Aug 17, Sept 21.
  • Contact: Coralie Hambleton – (906-869-2046)


UP North Knitting Guild: (Updated 12/30/2019)

  • Meets 3rd Thursday each month (except March, April, July, & Aug), 5:30-7:30 pm, in MACC Studio #2, lower level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), 217 N Front St.
  • Contact: Pat Gunning –; (906) 249-3128; (
  • Our year runs from September-June, with yearly dues of $10. Our activities include knitting chemo caps, stash sales, Knit in Public events, fiber road trips, classes, and more. In June we have a potluck with games and prizes. Bring your knitting and come join us to learn more about our guild.


Yarnwinders Fiber Guild: (Updated 12/30/2019)

  • Meets on the 2nd Thursday each month (except July-Aug), from 6:30-9 pm, in MACC Studio #2, lower level of Peter White Public Library (PWPL), 217 N Front St.
  • Do not meet July, Aug, Nov, or Dec
  • Contact: Patty Beyer – (906) 458-8974;
  • Facebook page: “Yarnwinders”