April Lane House Concert: Ernest Troost

April Lane House Concert: Ernest Troost

Ernest Troost is a Singer Songwriter from Los Angeles, who will be making his second appearance on April Lane.  

Ernest Troost:  Ernest is an Emmy-award-winning film and television composer and a recipient of the Kerrville New Folk award for his songwriting. His evocative style combines folk and Piedmont-blues-style guitar picking with timeless stories and colorful character portrayals drawn from the American past and present. His latest album, O LOVE has been a hit with fans and critics alike. “Troost is a brilliant Americana songwriter. . . . making pensive, sometimes snarling, Steve Earle-ish, lyrically-driven Americana. . . . with inspired playing and smartly judicious arrangements. Fans of Steve Earle and Jeffrey Foucault will find a lot to like in Troost’s brooding, intense songcraft.” - Delarue, New York Music Daily

Doors open at 6:15 PM. Beer, soda and snacks will be available. Bring your friends! 

Contact Jim Canales at canaljg@gmail.com or at 715-252-2116 to reserve your seat.  Advanced payment is appreciated, and can be mailed to:

Jim Canales

1804 April Lane

St Point, WI 54481

All monies received go directly to the performing artist.  

i2i Deep Dive: Education 2

i2i Deep Dive: Education 2

In April, i2i will continue our deep dive into education in Portage County. This will be the second session in a series designed to identify and dismantle barriers to education in our community. We will continue working to understand how different people/cultures experience education systems in our community. 

Identity and Inclusivity Discussions (i2i) explore topics of identity and diversity to find, to build, and to grow in community through shared learning experiences. i2i promotes positive dialogue in hopes of making Portage County a safer and more inclusive community where all people can live out their best identities.

PLOT: Neighborhoods

PLOT: Neighborhoods

The IDEA Center (map)

Join us April 25th as we continue our conversation about neighborhoods in the Portage County metro area. Help us refine boundaries, play around with names, and map key cultural assets that give these micro-communities distinction.

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

The IDEA Center (map)

Spoken word poets will find their voices at the IDEA Center every other Friday evening, beginning February 23rd!

Whether you're a life-long poet or just curious to learn more, we welcome you to join us for this exciting new experience.

Come listen to the walls of the event space reverberate with creative voices!

PLOT: Community Spaces

PLOT: Community Spaces

The IDEA Center (map)

As a follow-up to New ERA 2.0, where community gathering spaces emerged as the highest priority for attracting and retaining new professionals, CREATE is hosting a PLOT design and visioning session focused on community spaces.

We will learn about new models in thriving communities, pulling out the best assets from those models to piece together our own vision for a 21st Century community space. Come with favorite examples from other communities as well as your own hopes for such spaces here.

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

The IDEA Center (map)

Spoken word poets will find their voices at the IDEA Center every other Friday evening, beginning February 23rd!

Whether you're a life-long poet or just curious to learn more, we welcome you to join us for this exciting new experience.

Come listen to the walls of the event space reverberate with creative voices!

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

ArtsWalk & Mass Guitar Incident

ArtsWalk & Mass Guitar Incident

Downtown Stevens Point (map)

ArtsWalk is a community celebration of artistic expression that features art displays and performing artists in storefront windows and on sidewalks throughout Downtown Stevens Point.

During Mass Guitar Incident, strummers of all levels and ages gather in the Square at 7:30 PM to make music together. Lead Musician: Cory Sosnovske

If you are an artist interested in participating, we invite you to reach out to you favorite downtown business and offer to partner with them for a storefront gallery or performance. Please make your arrangements before May 1st.

This year's Mass Guitar Incident songs are: 
Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
CCR - Proud Mary
Manfred Mann - Doo-Wha Diddy.

View the Mass Guitar Incident tutorial videos below! Stay tuned for chord sheets.

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

"Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty.

"Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR).

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann.

i2i Deep Dive

i2i Deep Dive

Identity and Inclusivity Discussions (i2i) explore topics of identity and diversity to find, to build, and to grow in community through shared learning experiences. i2i promotes positive dialogue in hopes of making Portage County a safer and more inclusive community where all people can live out their best identities.

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

Open Mic Night: Spoken Word Poetry @ The IDEA Center

The IDEA Center (map)

Spoken word poets will find their voices at the IDEA Center every other Friday evening, beginning February 23rd!

Whether you're a life-long poet or just curious to learn more, we welcome you to join us for this exciting new experience.

Come listen to the walls of the event space reverberate with creative voices!

Lili K: Levitt AMP Stevens Point

Lili K: Levitt AMP Stevens Point

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2018, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Opener: TBA (6:00)

Headliner: Lili K (6:45)

Style: Jazz/Rock Vocalist