There is no shortage of vibrant art in the Stevens Point Area. April and May are filled with a number of area arts events. Here are a few things to help you fill your calendar.

  • March 6-May 9: Marie App art exhibition, Scarabocchio Art Museum.
  • March 17-April 14: Diana Black art exhibition, Carlsten Art Gallery.
  • April 6: Tomorrow River Chautauqua, Lettie Jensen Community Center.
  • April 7: Festival of the Arts, Carlsten Art Gallery. Sponsored by the Stevens Point Festival of the Arts Council and the UW-Stevens Point College of Fine arts and Communication, the festival aims to promote the arts by creating art awareness, supporting working artists and contributing to local art education.
  • April 11: The Water Coolers, Noel Fine Arts Center. Centered on the conversations around the water cooler, this musical comedy showcases original songs, sketch comedy and pop parodies.
  • April 12-14: Annual Prairie Chicken Festival, Buena Vista Grasslands.
  • April 13: Tomorrow River Concert Series: Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman, Lettie Jensen Community Center. The concert is part of the 18th season of the Tomorrow River Concert series at the Jensen Center. The duo plays a variety of music ranging from soft ballads to funk and soul.
  • April 12-14 & 17-20: Danstage 2013, Noel Fine Arts Center. Danstage features UW-Stevens Point’s award winning dancers and choreography by faculty members Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill and Joan Karlen, as well as guest choreographer Melinda Myers.
  • April 18-23 Combat Paper Installation, Carlsten Gallery.
  • April 20-21 Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra concert honoring Frances Hamerstrom, @1800. Local, award-winning composer Dr. Charles Rochester Young crafted a commission for the symphony orchestra, inspired by Hamerstrom’s children’s book Walk When the Moon is Full.
  • May 3-5, 8-10: The Producers, Jenkins Theatre. The record-breaking Broadway musical The Producers is based on Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy.
  • May 11: Portage County Cultural Festival, Stevens Point Area Senior High. The festival takes pride in providing free quality entertainment, thanks to generous community support that has helped keep it around for 21 years. Last year, more than 13,000 people attended the festival.
  • May 17: ArtsWalk 2013, downtown Stevens Point. Enjoy a night of dance, music and interactive art activities.
  • May 17-19: Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater Presents: Proof, @1800. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play illustrates the complications that arise after discovery of a mathematics professor’s revolutionary proof, found shortly after he becomes mentally ill.
  • May 24: Jazz Night 2013 with Randy Sabien & the Fiddlehead Band, @1800.