City of Marquette to receive $100,000 'Our Town' grant
MARQUETTE, MI— The Marquette Office of Arts and Culture is getting a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The “Our Town” award will be used to support the city’s Cultural Trail. The seven-mile trail from the Carp River to Presque Isle will honor and preserve the city’s diverse cultural heritage, history, and environment through public space design, public art, and interpretive signage. Officials say it will connect and give voice to the multiple stories, historic sites, natural features, and landmarks along the city’s multi-use pathway.
The award is one of 51 grants nationwide the agency has approved in this category to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities.
The Superior Watershed Partnership assisted with the successful grant proposal.