Artist Exchange apps available

MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette’s Sister Cities Program is accepting applications for the 2013 Artist Exchange program. Deadline for applications is April 27. One artist will be selected to travel to Higashiomi Japan Oct. 17-28 as part of the Marquette Sister Cities delegation.

The artist selected will stay with a host family and receive a stipend. The stipend will cover air fare and other expenses related to the visit such as the cost of shipping items to be displayed in Japan, materials needed to teach classes, or workshops. The chosen artist will have the opportunity to consult with members of the Sister Cities Committee, as well as past visiting artists, to gain helpful information before the visit.

An informational meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Peter White Public Library.

For more information or an application, call 228-0472 or e-mail