Art week returns for fourth season

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Isabela Ney

The city of Marquette is hosting its fourth annual Art Week

June 24-30. Activities, workshops

and featured events will be offered to the public amid an elaborate display of local artistry in

the downtown area. Most of the
events are free and anyone with a
taste for beauty is encouraged to
attend.

“Summer is the time when the
city really comes alive. You can
feel the energy in the streets,”
said Tristan Luoma of the City
of Marquette Arts and Culture
Division of Community Services.

Their office is the main organizing body of Art Week. They are

responsible for promotions and
organizing featured events such

as the Art Stroll where local artists team up with local businesses

to create pop-up art displays and

storefront receptions around

downtown Marquette. Participants will have a chance to hear

local bands and performers in the
streets while they tour the exhibits
downtown. This free event will be
held June 28 4-8 PM.

Some Art Week events are

coordinated directly with artists. One local artist is hosting a

Happy Hour Alcohol Inks workshop at the Ore Dock Brewing

Company. Dr. Lynn Domina,

head of the department of English at NMU, will give a special

class on writing about meaningful experiences with art and a

photography essentials class will
be held by Lani Khalid, a local
photographer and co-founder
of The Creative House art
space.

“Art week is a unique opportunity for our community to

engage with all of the creative
talent that has come to define
and give life to our region,” said
Luoma. This event encourages
people to explore the town and
interact with art in new ways.

Sculpture, dancing and music
are merely a few of the creative
spectacles to take in during Art
Week. “We like to think of Art
Week as an annual celebration
of our always-growing creative
community,” said Luoma.

“As

long as we can continue expanding our offerings and exposing more and more people

to the arts in Marquette, I’d say
we’re well on our way,” added
Luoma.