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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

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!

Tinker Time: Pom Pom Launcher!

Tinker Time: Pom Pom Launcher!

The IDEA Center (map)

The family that tinkers together raises the next Bill Gates! Or at least they have some fun while learning. Join us at the IDEA Center (1039B Ellis Street) on the last Saturday of the month for Tinker Time! Build robots, write code, and make tech art together! 

February's project is Pom Pom Launchers! Kits are $5 a piece and limited quantities are available. Reserve your kits today! 

Learn more by visiting the event page on Facebook!

Meet Your Maker: Snow Sculpture Experience

Meet Your Maker: Snow Sculpture Experience

The IDEA Center (map)

Are you ready to Meet Your Maker? CREATE Portage County is partnering with local makers to bring you opportunities for hands-on maker experiences! Meet Your Maker is a monthly meet-up designed to allow community members to try their hand at an array of maker projects with guidance from Portage County's master makers. These experiences will range from mixology to wreath making, wood carving to building robots.

Meet Your Maker is back for its February installment: Snow Sculpture with Snow Art Zone's Jef Schobert! 

Jef's art has become a wintertime gem in Stevens Point! You may have seen his incredible Snow Art Zone sculptures while driving down Clark Street. Jef creates new and unique sculptures every few days and now he's bringing his expertise to the IDEA Center! There will be an introduction and explanation of Jef's process as well as time to work on your sculpture design idea (come with a list if you'd like!). Then we will head outside in front of the IDEA Center to create art out of one of Wisconsin's greatest resources, snow!

Cost will be $10 per sculpture. Sculptors are welcome to create more than one. Please register by following this link

Sculptors are encouraged to bring screwdrivers, small shovels, trowels, and spray bottles if they have them. Other resources will be shared.

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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

PLOT: Pilot Parklet Program

PLOT: Pilot Parklet Program

The IDEA Center (map)

CREATE is teaming up with Trevor Roark at Main Street Parks, Stevens Point Alliance, the City of Stevens Point, and various downtown business owners to host a parklet design hackathon to imagine and design seasonal parklets to expand gathering, seating, and community spaces within the downtown. Learn more about this placemaking trend and help us design pilot parklets that fit the needs of our community and its businesses!

The event will be held indoors at the IDEA Center - 1039B Ellis St. - and there's no fee to participate.

Parklet Defined: A parklet is a parking space or spaces temporarily/seasonally converted to a public park to provide amenities such as seating, tables, green space, bike parking, or a mix of these things for public/customer use.

*If you're a downtown business and didn't receive a copy of the Pilot Parklet Program Interest Form yet, please email Trevor @ mainstreetparks@gmail.com

March DRAW @ the IDEA Center

March 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.

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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

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.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

IDEA Center (map)

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

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.

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

SPECTRAL MICROCINEMA returns to the IDEA Center on April 5th at 7:30 PM 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.

The Second City Comedy Show

The Second City Comedy Show

Sentry Theater @1800 (map)

Tired of looking over your shoulder before telling a funny story that might upset grandpa? Or are you still rebounding from that joke he told at your wedding? Why stress!? Let The Second City take all the risk while you sit back and laugh at our latest sketch comedy and improv revue, LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE TALKING, coming to the Sentry Theater @ 1800. Well put our signature spin on the things you wish you could bring up in mixed company--just be careful who you share them with when you head back to the office!

Edgy, thought-provoking and always spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating nearly six decades of producing cutting-edge satirical revues and launching the careers of generation after generation of comedy's best and brightest.

Get tickets and choose your seats today!

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 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.