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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.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.