Besides sharing a love for the arts in the Stevens Point Area, they also cohabitate in downtown Stevens Point connecting visual and performing arts (including events like Jazz Listening Sessions). The Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra started in 1947 and today is a 75-member orchestra that produces four concerts each year. More than 50 years later, in 2003, the Smith Scarabocchio Art Museum began. UW-Stevens Point emeritus art professor Dr. David L. Smith repurposed the historic Point Bakery building for studio space and the museum. This space, later donated to the city of Stevens Point, now displays rotating art exhibits as well as permanent works of Dr. Smith, inventor of the scarabocchio art form, which means scribble in Italian.
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