UWSP at Wausau hosts ’24-Hour Arts Challenge’

For the Metro Wire

Those who work well under pressure and like to share their creative talents are welcome to participate in the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau’s fourth annual 24-Hour Arts Challenge on March 1-2.

The non-competitive Arts Challenge is open to anyone high school-age and older. Participants may choose to showcase their talents in one of four categories: visual arts, theater, creative writing, and choir.

At 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the UW Center for Civic Engagement, participants in the art, creative writing and theatre categories will learn the theme for this year’s event and receive their instructions. They will have 24 hours to complete their contribution.

From 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, members of the 24-Hour Choir will learn a new choral piece that was written between 11 a.m. on March 1 and 11 a.m. on March 2 by a guest composer. Timothy Buchholz, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau associate professor of music, will direct the choir in the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau choir room (Room 206 in the main campus building).

The 24-Hour Arts Challenge will end with an event open to the public at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. It will feature theatrical performances, readings of creative writing works and the performance of the choral arrangement. Artwork also will be on display that evening.

The 24-Hour Arts Challenge is free for all UW-Stevens Point students and challenge participants. General admission to the Saturday evening performance is $5 at the door.

For more information on the creative categories or the 24-Hour Arts Challenge, contact Julie Bunczak, Lecture and Fine Arts coordinator, at 715-261-6234 or [email protected], or visit https://uwmc.uwc.edu/arts/lfa.