Power of Words Project mural coming to Marquette

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Power of Words Project is coming to Marquette but they need some help first. The city's Arts and Culture Center is looking to raise $20,000 for a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

They would then use that money for a huge mural on the side of the building at the corner of Third and Ohio streets. Similar murals have been completed in Gladstone, Iron Mountain and Manistique.

"I think a mural is really going to make this place even more of an anchor, more of a hub for arts and culture," said City of Marquette Arts and Culture Manager, Tiina Harris. "Marquette hasn't seen a mural of this size and caliber before, so it'll be an incredible opportunity for local artists who'd be hired to help and high school students."

More information on the project, including how you can donate, is available in the related links section on this page.

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