Monthly Archives: November 2014

November 18, 2014

Three Inspiring Art Destinations

Gallery Q

This is a perfect time of year to explore great art in Wisconsin. Travel to Stevens Point, Oshkosh and West Bend to discover these inspiring galleries and museums.

Carlsten Art Gallery

1800 Portage St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

The Carlsten Gallery exhibits include rotating artists of note, the work of student artists as well as a permanent collection that the gallery oversees. The gallery is located on the UW-Stevens Point campus, on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center. Its permanent collection includes ceramics, early American pressed glass goblets and a collection of prints from various nationally-known artists.

Gallery Q Artists Cooperative

1108 Main St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

This artist-owned cooperative is located in a building that was built in 1914 as the Arcade Billiard Hall. It was renovated to reveal the original wood floors, tin ceiling and art deco lights. The gallery exhibits and sells regional fine art.

Scarabocchio Art Museum

800 Main St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

This art museum is owned by the City of Stevens Point and managed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Its mission is to encourage cultural and intellectual activities for the benefit and enjoyment of all community members.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

205 Veterans Ave.
West Bend, WI

MOWA is America’s only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists. Located next to the Milwaukee River, the museum contains the most comprehensive collection of the work of Milwaukee-born painter, Carl von Marr. Its early American art collection reflects the museum’s mission to collect, conserve, document, and exhibit Wisconsin art through the ages.

Paine Art Center and Gardens

1410 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901

A Tudor Revival mansion houses a collection of more than a thousand artworks including paintings, sculptures, furnishings and decorative objects. The mansion was constructed for lumber baron Nathan Paine and his wife, Jessie Kimberly Paine. Its collection also includes woodworkings, Persian rugs, tapestries, and English and American silver and china.


November 4, 2014

Four antiquing destinations

antique shops

There’s no better time for antiquing than the fall. When the weather begins to cool, it’s a great time head inside to do some antiquing. Here are four great places to search for treasures.


You’ll find plenty of inventory at Originals Antique Mall, which features 18,000 square feet of vendors. It’s the largest antique mall in northeast Wisconsin and features 100 vendors. You’ll find a large variety of antiques, collectables and firearms. Check out Crescent Moon Antiques and Salvage for a variety of reclaimed treasures. The store prides itself on helping people create the incredible.

Black River Falls

Some great antiquing can be found in and around Black River Falls. Check out Ruxton Antique Center, a multi-dealer shop on 304 Main St. for a wide range of antiques. Also pay a visit to Stroll Down Memory Lane at 224 Main Street. The store is in a building that dates to 1912 and it features 4,000 feet of space of antiques and collectibles.

Stevens Point

You’ll find housewares, tools, furniture and more in the Call it New/Call it Antique Consignment Resale Center Antique Mall in Stevens Point. Check out Blue Moon Books and Antiques for books and antique fixtures at 2182 Strongs Avenue. Find Kurtzweil’s Antiques at 2408 Helen Street.


Look for the best of yesterday in downtown Rhinelander. Check out Second Hand Rose Antiques, a shop that includes dishes, vintage clothes, furniture and tools. The store is located at 1309 Lincoln St.