Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

DRAW brings live figure drawing to the IDEA Center on the first Wednesday of each month and is open to artists 18+. We welcome artists of all abilities, styles, and genres!

Part class, part social experience, DRAW lets artists practice their skills among friends. Artists should bring both their own supplies and snacks. 

NOTE: DRAW admission is $10 for all attendees.

A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available first-come-first-served. Space is limited to 15 artists. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. 

Email angelas@createportagecounty.org to reserve your spot! 

The IDEA Center, located at 1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI, is a CREATE initiative which aims to make creativity central to our way of life in Portage County.

Friends of CREATE House Concert: The Jimmys

Friends of CREATE House Concert: The Jimmys

The Calnans (map)

From October through April, in living rooms across our community, CREATE will be hosting house concerts for our Friends and their guests. 

Learn more and get you tickets here!

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 on the second Friday of each month!

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!

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

IDEA Center (map)

DRAW brings live figure drawing to the IDEA Center on the first Wednesday of each month and is open to artists 18+. We welcome artists of all abilities, styles, and genres!

Part class, part social experience, DRAW lets artists practice their skills among friends. Artists should bring both their own supplies and snacks. 

NOTE: DRAW admission is $10 for all attendees.

A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available first-come-first-served. Space is limited to 15 artists. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. 

Email angelas@createportagecounty.org to reserve your spot! 

The IDEA Center, located at 1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI, is a CREATE initiative which aims to make creativity central to our way of life in Portage County.

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA returns to the IDEA Center with a curated program of experimental underground cinema, combining 16mm, 35mm, and digital.

Spectral Microcinema screens independent, underground, and experimental work in Stevens Point, WI.

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 on the second Friday of each month!

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!

Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

48-Hour Film Fest!

48-Hour Film Fest!

IDEA Center (map)

The 48-Hour Film Fest is an opportunity for local filmmakers of all levels to put their skills to work! You and your team will make a film over the course of just one weekend and have it screened before an audience at the IDEA Center theater.

To add to the fun, there are elements of the film—the genera, a line of dialogue, maybe a prop or character—that you won't know about until right before the timer starts counting down!

Step 1: Bring your team together! Teams of 5 people or less are $10 a person, teams of 5+ are $50. (Week-of registration is $15 per person or $75 for teams of 5 or more).

Purchase for teams here.

Step 2: Before the project you may want to recruit your cast and crew and scout some interesting filming locations to prepare for the weekend.

We will email your team captain a team packet with further details on the event when you register.

Friday Evening Kickoff Meet-Up

At the kickoff you will receive the specific details for your film including the genre, dialogue, characters, etc. These elements must appear in all films.

After that, you're free to start writing, filming, and editing!

Sunday Evening screening and Judging

All films will be screened 48 hours later on Sunday evening at the IDEA Center in front of a live audience. Get tickets for the screening here.

Films must be dropped off by the designated time to be eligible for any awards.

A panel of judges with give scores based on four criteria:

Artistry (plot, creativity, flare, etc.) – 25%

Technicality (videography, editing) – 25%

Guideline follow through (are the assigned elements present) – 25%

Audience vote – 25%

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Armchair Boogie

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Armchair Boogie

The Solin's (map)

From October through April, in living rooms across our community, CREATE will be hosting house concerts for our Friends and their guests. 

Learn more and get you tickets here!

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

DRAW @ the IDEA Center

IDEA Center (map)

DRAW brings live figure drawing to the IDEA Center on the first Wednesday of each month and is open to artists 18+. We welcome artists of all abilities, styles, and genres!

Part class, part social experience, DRAW lets artists practice their skills among friends. Artists should bring both their own supplies and snacks. 

NOTE: DRAW admission is $10 for all attendees.

A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available first-come-first-served. Space is limited to 15 artists. Walk-ins welcome as space allows. 

Email angelas@createportagecounty.org to reserve your spot! 

The IDEA Center, located at 1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI, is a CREATE initiative which aims to make creativity central to our way of life in Portage County.

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 on the second Friday of each month!

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!

Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

The Second City: It's Not You, It's Me

The Second City: It's Not You, It's Me

Sentry Theater @ 1800 (map)

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company's latest laughter-inducing undertaking, IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME, THE SECOND CITY takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy's newest generation of writers and performers... who all fit squarely into the "it's complicated" category!

As a thank you to our community for their support of CREATE, we're offering a Community Ticket rate of $30 for tickets purchased before March 1st here. Tickets purchased from March 1st to March 15th are $35. $40 tickets will be available at the door if there are seats remaining.

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Auralai

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Auralai

The Bernhagen's (map)

From October through April, in living rooms across our community, CREATE will be hosting house concerts for our Friends and their guests. 

Learn more and get you tickets here!

Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

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 on the second Friday of each month!

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!

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Andrew Sullivan

Friends of CREATE House Concert: Andrew Sullivan

Midport (map)

From October through April, in living rooms across our community, CREATE will be hosting house concerts for our Friends and their guests. 

Learn more and get you tickets here!

Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

ArtsWalk and MGI

ArtsWalk and MGI

Downtown Stevens Point (map)

CREATE Portage County, in partnership with almost 30 downtown businesses and organizations, will host the 14th Annual ArtsWalk celebration on Friday, May 17 from 5 PM to 8 PM in Downtown Stevens Point.

2019 Map coming soon!

This free event brings together more than 50 local visual artists to display and sell their work in downtown storefronts, galleries, and restaurants. The event will also feature live dance and music performances along Main Street and nearby locations, including a performance by Monarch Aerial Arts dancers on the Square.

The event will close with the Mass Guitar Incident, a tradition that enables local strummers to play music together in the Mathias Mitchell Public Square.

Strummers of all abilities are welcome!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Money Morning

Money Morning

CREATE's IDEA Center (map)

The team from local venture capital group Midwest Wealth Ventures will be working out of the IDEA Center the second Tuesday of every month! They will do a quick info session on MWV at 10 but be available to answer questions and work with entrepreneurs throughout the morning. Work alongside this great community resource at the IDEA Center!

Open to members and non-members! Come try the IDEA Center out!

Save the Date! Phantom Gallery Party 7

Save the Date! Phantom Gallery Party 7

CREATE's Phantom Gallery Parties transform an unconventional, underused, vacant, or atypical space into a gallery for one night only. The location of the gallery is kept secret until the day before the party.  Stay tuned for more info!