If you're looking for a fun and free event in the Stevens Point Area this spring, check out the 50th annual Festival of the Arts! Hosted locally since 1973, Festival of the Arts is known as one of the best art fairs in the region. This year's festival is Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Artist & Fare and offers immersive arts fun for the whole family. Browse artists' booths, test your luck at the art raffle, enjoy free kids art zones, and more! Read ahead for the top tips to know before you go.

Header photo by @festivaloftheartsstevenspoint

Browse Goods From Nearly 50 Vendors

No matter if you’re looking for beautiful prints, unique art pieces, or want to find the perfect handmade earrings, Festival of the Arts has a variety of booths to explore. Artists from across the area set up shop to showcase their paintings, drawings, photography, ceramic pieces, and sculptures. It’s a chance to see and meet local artists and to find amazing work to complement your home or jewelry collection!

Pro tip: If you want the best selection of goods, get there early.

50 Years, and Counting!

Festival of the Arts has been going strong for half of a century! It is great to see this family-friendly event evolve and grow year after year. With a mission "to encourage art awareness, support working artists, and contribute to local art education" you can see why this annual event is successful every year.

Stevens Point Area Festival of the ArtsPhoto by Stevens Point Area Festival of the Arts 

Give Back with the 'Win Art!' Art Raffle

Picture this: Artists generously donate their artwork to raise money for arts-related programming in Central Wisconsin. As an attendee, you can purchase raffle tickets for your chance at taking home a handcrafted piece of art. It's a win, win! The art raffle helps to ensure that local artists continue to get the resources and support they need.

Don't Miss the Kid’s Art Zones

If you have little ones, bring them with to get hands-on with free children's art activities! Give your kids an opportunity to be creative and use their imagination. Located in the upper mezzanine of the O’so Brewery Barrel Room, kids can participate in free art activities throughout the day.

Stevens Point Area Festival of the Arts Kids ZonePhoto by Stevens Point Area Festival of the Arts 

Indulge in the Culinary Arts

After spending the day chatting with artists, making art with the family, and participating in the fundraising raffle, a trip to Festival of the Arts is not complete without grabbing a bite at O’so Brewing Company or Mission Coffee House.

If you're a beer-lover, pair an O'so sour with a delicious pizza from O'so Amore (their Italian pizza kitchen within the brewery). If coffee is more your style, Mission Coffee House has a great selection of drinks, plus their food menu features fresh wraps, sandwiches, and salads—yum!
Get a little taste of everything with drink flights from O'so Brewing.Photo by @shadeegis

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