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My Marinette Menominee has become a movement.  We have joined together, Marinette, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan, because we are stronger together.  Our mission is to strengthen and support small businesses in our community by working together to build a more vibrant community.

Summer 2019 Beautification Projects

In the spirit of #MyMarinetteMenominee, the Downtown Marinette Action Group is excited to announce several community-wide public art projects that will be open to everyone to participate!  These fun, public art opportunities are intended to serve as a tourism draw, showcase ourlocal world-class fishing, drive traffic to local businesses, and deepen the attachment to our communities. This summer, painted pots, metal perch sculptures, and walleye art benches will be on displaythroughout our community.  We encourage you to participate and to purchase your own piece of public art. 

1. The painted pots will once again line the medians of Marinette. Businesses and individuals are welcome to purchase and decorate pots of their own for use at their business or on private property.  We hope to see many more painted pots on both sides of the river this summer! 

24" - unpaintedpot - $49
30" - unpaintedpot - $99
36" - unpaintedpot - $199 

Marinette Farm and Garden will be handling the sales of the pots and will help coordinate getting your pots painted and planted if you need assistance. Contact Connie Hass to purchase your pot orfor further pricing and details at The proceeds raised from the planters will be donated to the Downtown Marinette Action Group for future beautification projects.

2. This summer’s featured fish sculpture is a perch. Each metal perch is approximately 30” x 20.”  Primed, unpainted perch sculptures will be sold by the Main Street Antique Mall, 1622 Main Street in Marinette.  

Please email Kim Brooks at for additional info.

$35.00 for a perch
$45.00 for a perch on a heavy-duty stake

Businesses canenter a decorated perch into the Eagle Herald’s Perch Party contest. Perch will be independently judged on creativity, presentation and representation of your business (if applicable). Winners will be announcedat the Chamber’s Community Concert in August. To enter, please send a digital photo to Kathy Springberg at and abide by the following rules:

·  The sculptures must be displayed where they can be viewed by the public (inside or outside).

·  Sculptures can be staked, hung, or mounted to a wall, etc. but must be in compliance with any City ordinances that may apply.

·  Creativity is all yours and may be unique to your business or profession. Sculptures are not intended to be used forany political or religious purposes and must be appropriate for general public viewing.

·  Businesses will need to provide an address where the sculpture will be located for mapping and contest information.

·  No re-sale of this product is allowed.

3. Walleye art benches will be unveiled this summer. These sculptural art benches have a 5’ solid mahogany walleye as a back rest. The walleyes will be painted by local artists and will adorn our community in the summer months. Individuals and businesses can purchase abench for their own property or can sponsor a bench for public placement from the Main Street Antique Mall. Each bench costs $2,400.00. We can coordinate you with a participating artist, or you may choose to decorate your bench yourself.  Please email Kim Brooks at for additional info.

Please watch for additional details on all these projects on the #MyMarinetteMenominee Facebook page and These art events have been made possible through generous donations from Wildlife Décor, Rusty Wolfe Studios, and the Eagle Herald as well as the efforts of the Marinette Downtown Action Group, an initiative of the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce.  

We also want to acknowledge the City of Marinette for its significant contribution to these andother public art projects and to the Department of Public Works for theirconstant care of the Welcome Walleye pots in the city.  A special shout out to the hundreds ofartists and businesses who make these projects a reality.

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