In the Stevens Point Area there is plenty of public art in plain view perfect for arts and culture adventures. Join us as we explore some of the iconic murals and the artists behind them in this insiders guide to murals in downtown Stevens Point.
The first of the downtown murals created was the "Rivermen" mural, which represents the early logging days on the Wisconsin River. Kelly Meredith completed this in 2004 with the help of local residents filling in colors by number.
Market Square, another mural created by Meredith, is on the north and west walls of Buffy's in downtown Stevens Point. This mural illustrates what the market square and people of Stevens Point were like circa 1910. Grab a look from the side, to see the uneven bricks and the masterful artistry to make it appear flat from this vantage point.
The Old Post Office
This mural on the east wall of the Post Office portrays the old beautiful building that stood on the corner of Strongs Avenue and Main Street. Meredith was also the creator behind of this mural. Step up close to The Old Post Office and see the names of the residents who are featured in the mural!
What the Lion Cannot Manage the Fox Can
Photo Credit: @civiloak
The mural on the west-facing wall of Divepoint Scuba in downtown Stevens Point was painted by Alexander Landerman. The project features two foxes and the German proverb "What the lion cannot manage, the fox can". This mural captures the smart and cunning small community that Stevens Point has.
Grab the Glass
Photo Credit: @kellykakes
Grab the Glass is a mural that celebrates the 160th anniversary of the Stevens Point Brewery and is a landmark for the Stevens Point community. Nick Goettling, the artist, wanted to show people that are locals or visitors about the locally-grown knowledge, skill, and ingredients that go into Point beer.
The River Passage
Photo Credit: @krissy_love13
The most recent addition to downtown Stevens Point's murals is The River Passage. This geometric wave scene, created by the UWSP Environmental Art Class in 2018, builds on Stevens Point's identity as the "City of Wonderful Water" and depicts the bold energy of line along the Wisconsin River.
Think you've seen it all?
Check out a sneak peek of the murals in downtown Stevens Point!
Join the Fun!
Capture your own fun and add your photo using @stevenspointarea on Instagram, or hashtag #stevenspointarea and share your favorites of the downtown murals! Or, check out the Active Art Maps from CREATE Portage County, which includes the most recent art project throughout downtown Stevens Point, Trash Canvas!
Header Photo Credit: @zbutler08