Marquette Makers’ Project to host virtual UN-Talent Show on April 1st

MARQUETTE — Local arts advocacy group Marquette Makers’ Project is virtually hosting a unique amateur talent show on April 1.

The UN-Talent Show is for amateurs only, and no previously performed acts may be entered. It’s designed to be a time when those in the community can show off their unique skills–no matter how imperfect, unrefined, or absurd.

Marquette Makers’ Project is bringing the open mic style of performing into everyone’s homes through the video conferencing site Zoom. It was originally set to take place at a venue, but this innovative solution ensures that the show will indeed go on despite COVID-19.

Taylor Sirard of Marquette Makers’ Project says they hope this event brings people together during this time of isolation.

“It has a really silly, lighthearted nature,” said Taylor Sirard of Marquette Makers’ Project. “It’s more just to have fun than to be precise in any sort of act of performing but to really just get people together. It was something we had planned on doing in person before all of this, but we wanted to continue to do it in some way that still worked with people being in their homes. We still want to make art together and build the community through that.”

Signup will open at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and the first part of the UN-Talent Show will begin at 7:00 p.m. All are invited, but the show will be limited to the first 100 people who join the Zoom meeting at 6:30.

You can find a link to that signup, performance guidelines, and more information here.