Annual and Gallery Events at Paradise Center for the Arts

Annual Events

Blue Collar BBQ Music and Arts Festival

Saturday, August 10 from 11AM-11PM

Daytime Music & Events FREE (11am-6pm)
Headline Music Ticket (6pm-11pm) $10 in Advance | $15 at the Gate

Save the date for the Paradise Center for the Arts annual Blue Collar BBQ Music and Arts Festival with headliner Martin Zellar and the Hardways. Winner of 2017 Southern MN Scene Best Music Festival, this all day festival features nonstop live music, art and market vendors, food trucks, family activities, beer garden, backyard BBQ and bean bag contests, and more!

MUSIC AND FUN FOR ALL AGES!

An Evening with Garrison Keillor with Richard Dworsky on Piano

An Evening with Garrison Keillor with Richard Dworsky on Piano
Saturday, August 24 at 7:30pm
Tickets $38.50

Accompanied by gifted pianist and former “A Prairie Home Companion” music director Richard Dworsky, radio legend Garrison Keillor regales audiences with classic folk and love songs, poetry recitation from memory, lighthearted banter, observational comedy, and yes—perhaps even the latest “News from Lake Wobegon.”

“An Evening with Garrison Keillor” is likely to induce laughter, spontaneous sing-a-longs, mild nostalgia, and gratitude for the time we have together.

**This show is presented by HelloBooking and is not part of the Paradise Center for the Arts program line-up. No coupons, discounts or promotions may be used for this show without the express consent of HelloBooking. Convenience fees for this show apply to all ticket purchases: online, phone and box office.**

New & Emerging MN Music Showcase: Triple Stitch & Marah in the Mainsail

Friday & Saturday, October 11 & 12 from 7pm-10pm
Two Day Ticket: $13 in Advance | $17 at the Door
One Day Ticket: $10 per Night at the Door ONLY
All Tickets are General Admission Seating

This two-night event features new and emerging MN musicians and bands. Three to four bands each night! Minnesota music venues and the Minnesota music scene have a long and rich tradition of discovering and launching the careers of local musicians! Enjoy discovering new bands and live music and possibly the next “big one” (Prince anyone?) as the Paradise helps to showcase up-and-coming and newly discovered talent.

Friday Headliner: Triple Stitch
Saturday Headliner: Marah in the Mainsail

3rd Annual Spirits & Screams Movie Event

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm

PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE ENTERED TO WIN A GREAT DOOR PROZE!
Tickets $10 | General Admission

Spirits & Screams invites you to an evening of Halloween games, costume contests with prizes, Spirits tasting featuring local and regional vineyards, distilleries and breweries, light appetizers, and then experience a classic Halloween horror movie in the 1920’s historic theatre. Hint, Hint: Kubrik and King join forces for this year’s horror movie.

Wine, Women & Comedy with Award-Winning Comedian, Jen Kober

This show contains adult content and language.

Saturday, November 9: Wine Tasting begins at 6:30pm with performance beginning at 7:30pm
Members $18, Non Members $23, Students $12

Jen Kober has energetically bounded onto the national stage, bringing crowds to their feet with her original blend of stand-up, storytelling, and improvised rock-n-roll comedy. Her hard-hitting hour is phenomenally funny as Kober commands the stage and dares you not to laugh. Jen was the 2016 Winner of NPR’s Snap Judgement Comedic Performance of the Year for her Girl Scout Cookie story. Her comedy is also on the big screen, with appearances in several TV comedies (The Middle, The Mindy Project and Curb Your Enthusiasm, just to name a few) as well as Film.

Sponsored by Patrick Andreas–Farmers Insurance Agency

Artist Talks

Throughout the year, we schedule Artist Talks where you can spend a few hours getting to know our current exhibiting artists. Learn what motivated and inspired them in their work and follow their journey from conception to completion.

Faribault Area Student Art Exhibit

student exhibit

Student Exhibit: 2020
Opening Reception: TBD
All Area School Student Exhibition
Second Floor Gallery

Recycled Art Sale

Recycled Art Sale June 20-23, 2019
If you are, or if you’ve recently redecorated, moved, downsized, or inherited art, please donate to the Paradise Center’s Recycled Art Sale. If you’re looking for new artistic treasures, then shop the Recycled Art Sale, you never know what you will find! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Paradise Center for the Arts and the Mural Society of Faribault.

Annual Members’ Show

2019 annual members show showcases our members’ artwork in the beautiful Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery. The Annual member’s show has been a tradition that dates back to the Faribault Art Center, the forerunner of the Paradise Center for the Arts visual arts programming.

This year’s Annual Members’ Show is open to all current paid members of the Paradise, and will be a Members Show Challenge – Out of the Box, try a new medium. 2019 Members Show Call for Art

The 2019 Members’ Show will be held June 26 – August 12, Opening reception June 28th 5-7pm.

Holly Days Sale

Holly Days ImageHolly Days Sale November 21 – December 21. Grand Opening – November 21 4-8pm. Holly Days Sale GRAND OPENING November 21st 4-8pm. Paradise Center galleries will be decked out in boutique style and filled with the artistic wares of 20 plus regional artists. The “GRAND OPENING,” which runs 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, will be a gala event with free hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a cash bar to enjoy while browsing through the beautiful array of artistic creations. What a wonderful way to find that one-of a kind gift for someone special or to pick up unique hostess and teacher gifts at a nominal cost! A portion of the sales will help fund continuing programs and exhibits at the Paradise Center for the Arts. Sale runs through December 21st. Corey Lytn Creger Memorial Gallery – Emily Barnett

Contact Info:

Paradise Center for the Arts 507-332-7372 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021

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Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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