What’s New

ARTPrize Sneek Peek: UP Arts Crossing the Straits –
Aug 20-Sept 9

ARTPrize seeks to advertise the bounty of UP artists, starting with this event on Mackinaw Island. UP Arts Crossing the Straits is sponsored by multiple organizations, including NMU’s school of Art & Design and is located at the Mission Point Resort’s Center for the Arts.

 2017 Holiday Art Sale – Nov 18, 10 am – 5 pm


Preparations for the 18th Annual Holiday Art Sale have begun and applications are now being accepted! APPLICATION: 2017 Annual Art Show Application
Applying artist will be notified of juried decision by Fri, Sept 17, 2017.

NEW LOCATION: We are excited to announce that the art sale will be held this year at the Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC). located on Spring and 3rd Street – 145 W Spring St, MarquetteAll applications/payments are to be directed to the MRHC.

SET-UP: Nov 17, 10 am – 5 pm

This change in venue is an effort to expand the event, attract new artists and new audiences. In addition, supporting a community gem with all proceeds from booth rentals and admission fees going directly to the MRHC, a private non-profit 501c3.

 New Venue Benefits Include:

  • Improved Parking
  • Attractive Setting
  • Unique Artist Booth Layout
  • Natural Light
  • Artist’s Lounge (refrigerator and microwave)
  • Easier Load-In

The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers even more reasons to attend. World class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake sale, cafe and other surprises will keep shoppers in the holiday spirit.

Sept 23 (Sat), 9 am-12 pm: Plein Aire Painting
at Chocolay Bayou Nature Preserve (CBNP).

Join “Painters on the Loose”, as CBNP celebrates their first year! Some members will donate their finished pieces for the silent auction fundraiser.
Contact: Michele at (906) 250-7364

Oct: Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/
Retreat in Abiquiú, NM

Darla Bostick’s 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiú, NM, October 1-7, 2017 

IS CURRENTLY FILLED and space is filling for next year.

by contacting Darla.
Darla’s website has more details: www.darlabostick.com
Darla BostickPhone: (940) 320-5660; Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

Includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, ink, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views).

For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create.
Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the local, magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.

Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us!
Workshop Fee: $550. Room and board at the Ranch are NOT INCLUDED and are their rates—which has recently been redesigned to provide the ultimate discount for those sharing a room, so bring a friend!

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Last year each participant received $280 in art merchandise in their welcome bag…and door prizes exceeded $800!

Ghost Ranch Information
AddressCarson National Forest, 280 Private Drive 1708, Abiquiu, NM 87510
Phone(505) 685-1000
Website: https://www.ghostranch.org

Oct 3-5, 10 am-4 pm each day.
Kathleen Conover – “Finishing: Order from Chaos” 

Bring those paintings you just can’t seem to pull together & get help from a master of composition. Learn how to assess what is and is not working. Kathleen’s painting process starts with Chaos & she shows us the techniques she uses to bring it to Order. She works with all students individually to ensure their personal style.
Fee: $275; $100 deposit required.
Registration: Michele Tuccini – mtuccini@chartermi.netor (906) 250-7364.

Oct 28, 7-8:30 pm: Halloween Spectacle

On Saturday, October 28, the City of Marquette and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host a large-scale community outdoor performance of giant puppetry, percussion and theatrical dance.  As the evening grows dark, the community is invited to join in the celebration on the 100 Block of W. Washington Street in Downtown Marquette.

  • For more information or questions on the Halloween Spectacle, please contact: (906) 228-0472 or email: arts-culture@marquette.mi.org

  • This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program, administered by CUPPAD. Thank you to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) for their support of this event. Learn more about the MCACA at http://www.michiganbusiness.org/community/council-arts-cultural-affairs/.
  • Organizer: Marquette Arts & Culture Center (MACC)
  • Phone: (906) 228-0472
  • Email: arts-culture@marquette.mi.org
  • Website: marquette.mi.org