Third Street mural celebrates Marquette Art Week

(Journal photo by Trinity Carey)

Pictured is a garage, located next door to Northern Lights Glass at 415 N. Third St. in Marquette, painted by local artist Taryn Okesson of the Marquette Artist Collective as part of last week’s Marquette Art Week festivities. The door features a red-winged blackbird, a postmodern addition to the piece from Okesson. The painting was inspired by artist Piet Mondrian whose work often incorporated vertical lines and strong color blocks of primary colors, explained Marquette Arts and Culture Center Director Tiina Harris. “I’ve been driving by that garage for a while and thought that would make a great mural,” Harris said. “It just seemed so perfect, like you could imagine that artist on that garage.” The fifth annual Marquette Art Week was a week-long series of art-centered events that included musical performances, public art installations, workshops, demonstrations, painting competitions and the downtown Marquette Art Stroll. Harris said locals were very involved in the festivities, many attended multiple events throughout the week. She is looking forward to working with Travel Marquette and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority to get more tourists involved next year while adding new events and pop-up performances. “Our job, I feel, is to coordinate what the community wants to do, so getting more community ideas and participants to make the city streets come to life, that’s what it’s really all about,” Harris added. (Journal photo by Trinity Carey)


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