Marquette, MI – July 25th, 2015 – Sunday afternoon I wandered down to the Lower Harbor to check out Marquette’s Art on the Rocks. Making my way
in from the marina adjacent to the park, I immediately noticed the sound of hand crafted Native American flutes and pan pipes.
The music filled the entrance of the Lower Harbor as I walked down the aisles lined with white tents. Art of all different shapes and sizes filled each booth. Stopping at anything that caught my eye, I naturally fell upon a photography tent hosted by a woman who works out of Green Bay, WI. We chatted for a few minutes about different camera gear and how she got to where she was in her career, before I made my way further into the event.
Directly next-door to the woman’s tent was a vender who really got my attention. She were quilters! She sowed entire designs out of fabric and string to create something that looked just like a painting if looked at from a far!
I repeatedly had my mind blown by vases made out of wood that were dyed and published to look like stone, photographs, jewelry and more. The U.P. pride really spread across the Lower Harbor with Smitten Designs and tons of other Michigan based companies showing off their work. I even found a new photographer from Skandia, MI, who I had never hear of before, Tim Trombley. I feel in love with Tim’s work from only minutes of looking through the prints he brought to the exhibit.
Art on the Rocks is a great way to get to know some local artists as well as find a new appreciation for some amazing talents you don’t see every day!
If you missed this year’s event, definitely make sure to attend this annual event in years to come. They have fantastic artists, food, and a full playground for children right on the grounds!
Check out a small photo gallery of some of the art found at Art on the Rocks 2015 below!
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