Fosters the arts through promotion and sponsorship of artistic programs, cultural activities, and educational leadership to further promote artistic appreciation to the citizens of the Waupaca area. The three main branches of the Fine Arts Festival include: The Waupaca Community Chorus and Civic Orchestra, the Waupaca Community Theatre, and the Waupaca Art Show.
Waupaca Community Arts Board
The Waupaca Community Arts Board goal is to integrate the arts into the fabric of the community and contribute to the development of a creative economy. This is expressed through interactive performances and events throughout the community.
Weyauwega Arts Organization
Our mission is to bring performing arts, film workshops, and visual arts to the community; to develop original material in Weyauwega with an emphasis on film; to reate an environment that encourages individuals of all ages to express themselves; to create an opportunity to actively use creativity for social change with an emphasis on film.
Lettie Jensen Community Center
Area residents have been well-served by a community center made possible by the generous endowment of the family of Lettie W. Jensen, a one-time resident who knew the pleasures of community life here. Area senior citizen and youth groups, civic organizations, and service clubs have all enjoyed the comfort and convenience of this facility. Musical concerts, recitals, community theatre, fine arts activities, and festivals have all found a home in the Jensen Center.
Gallery Q Artists’ Cooperative
Located on Main Street in downtown Stevens Point, Galery Q is an artist owned, producers cooperative. We draw our member artists from within 50 miles of Stevens Point. Our purpose is to support a vibrant community of fine artists, to provide an opportunity to exhibit and sell regional fine art under a juried system, to enhance professional development among artists and to benefit the community as a whole.
Arts Guide Wisconsin
This link connects you to the Waupaca page of ARTS GUIDE WISCONSIN. From here you can go to any Wisconsin gallery or museum listing that is in the ARTS GUIDE WISCONSIN publication. Look for this publication at Wisconsin community Chambers of Commerce, interstate rest stops in Wisconsin and surrounding states, major hotels, etc.
Wisconsin Visual Artists
The purpose of the WVA is to promote and develop Wisconsin creative arts, and in that behalf hold periodic exhibitions within and without the state; to exert influence toward the purchase of meritorious works of art by the state or any municipality or any other civic or business organizations; to provide lectures, educational programs and seminars for the public; to produce and publish portfolios for libraries and art collections promoting the arts of Wisconsin; and in general to do whatever may be proper to further the purposes of the organization under the Wisconsin non-stock corporation law, Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin statutes.
Wisconsin Art & Craft Fair Directory
The Wisconsin Arts Board has published the Wisconsin Art & Craft Fair Directory annually since 1976 as a governmental service to artists, arts organizations and the general public. The directory is a comprehensive listing of nearly 250 art and craft fairs throughout the state.
Discover Wisconsin’s rich resources in the arts and humanities. PortalWisconsin.org is a non-profit web site created by the Cultural Coalition to promote culture, arts, humanities and history in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Arts Board
The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency which nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage.
Places to Stay
Green Fountain Inn
A quaint Victorian in the heart of downtown Waupaca. Four rooms and one cottage, with cafe and bakery on site. The Inn has a restaurant kitchen, therefore we can host private dinner parties, host small weddings and receptions, showers, anniversary and birthday parties, plus murder mystery dinners.
Crystal River B & B
Located in the historic Yankee village of Rural, right on the Crystal River. Seven rooms and two cottages. Four miles south of Waupaca on Highway 22 to Rural Road. In the National Register Historic Village of Rural, the Crystal River flows to and fro and through the old swimming hole then spills over the dam and winds its way under five bridges. Before quietly slipping out of town, it glides past and around more than 14 mid-1800 homes and buildings. Nestled in one of these serpentine loops you’ll find the Crystal River Inn, a premier bed and breakfast of Waupaca, Wisconsin – in an 1853 farmstead setting.
Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast
This jewel in the center of Waupaca County is a lovely 1892 Victorian home. We have an eclectic mix of furnishings, both old and new. All of our lodging accomodations feature handcrafted queen-size beds, private baths, and cable television and phone upon request. Each night’s stay at the B&B includes morning refreshment and a delicious breakfast meal. The inn has many outdoor seating areas. Several of these areas are on the large wrap-around porch, with more found throughout our beautiful gardens.
Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast
This beautiful 1880 Victorian farmhouse is on 7 acres & river frontage. All 5 spacious guest suites have private attached baths, TV w/DVD VCR, high speed wireless internet,gourmet breakfast, welcome reception & many other luxury amenities.
Cleghorn Bed and Breakfast
Warm, friendly, informal country home on wooded lot close to Waupaca’s beautiful, crystal clear Chain O’Lakes and historic village of Rural. Relax and enjoy delicious breakfasts in a peaceful, rural setting. Area attractions: Chain O’Lakes, Ice Age Trail, Hartman Creek State Park.
Willow Pond Bed, Breakfast and Events
Located 5 miles north of Weyauwega and 8 miles east of Waupaca is a masterpiece of nature awaiting your visit. Come and visit the extraordinary gardens and waterfalls of Willow Pond. Large barn and grounds available for large/small events. Or just come and get away from it all for a day or a week.
Artha Sustainable Living Center
Enjoy a serene retreat in this eco-conscious renovated farmhouse on 90-acres of woods, fields and organic gardens. Sustainably operated: organic linens, solar power and heat, experience this renewable energy oasis! Hands-on workshops and retreats in solar water heating, gardening, yoga, and more.
Ferg Haus Inn of Ferg’s Bavarian Village
Visit our Bavarian village located in the country where wildlife abounds. Sleep on fat feather beds with puffy down comforters. Our guest rooms all have private attached baths. Dine in our indoor and outdoor biergarten with an ethnic menu. Shop in our European import gift shop. Church and ponds.