Tuesdays with the Mayor
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give an update on Stevens Point developments. Wiza touched on his mayoral art contest and the Winter Farmers Market.
Mayoral art contest
Wiza’s Mayoral Art contest is underway. He is competing with Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg and Rhinelander Mayor Chris Frederickson, the trio painted original works of art that are being auctioned off as a way to raise money for a local community project, and to bring light to the local government as a whole.
The painting that sells for the most wins the contest and gets the collective total from all three sold paintings to put towards a future project in that municipality.
“So if my painting sells for more than the other two, Stevens Point would get all the money,” Wiza said.
The online auction is being hosted by PBS Wisconsin, to avoid any participating city gaining any benefits. The contest started as a fun idea to bring attention to local government projects.
To learn more or bid on the paintings, visit: auction.pbswisconsin.org/
Winters Farmers Market
The Winters Farmers Market, located at the Boys & Girls Club of Portage County building on Michigan Avenue, is now in full swing.
The market opened on Nov. 6, running Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon from November to April.
The market offers guests a number of vendors selling everything from produce to handcrafted goods and more. To learn more, visit the Stevens Point Area Winters Farmers Market group on Facebook.