Annual and Gallery Events at Paradise Center for the Arts

Annual Events

Walter Salas-Humara

This performance has been rescheduled for May 21, 2021.

Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm
Member $15 | Non-Member $20 | Student $10

*Join us before the show, from 5-7pm, in the Carlander Family Gallery as we celebrate Walter’s artwork at our Gallery Opening Reception.

A Cuban-American whose parents fled Castro’s Havana with him still in the womb, Walter Salas-Humara was raised bilingual just across the Florida Straits in Fort Lauderdale. College at the University of Florida in Gainesville and a residency with the Vulgar Boatmen left him with a lifelong habit of Mudcrutch/Tom Petty-style crunchy guitar riffs. Chasing the punk prairie fire to New York just in time to sift through the ashes, he formed The Silos in 1985 with guitarist Bob Rupe and violinist Mary Rowell, plugging the main cable of American rock idiom into the jerry-rigged soundboard of Velvets-era feral experimentalism.

“Walter has defined an Indy-Roots sound that helped bring the music we know as Americana into the modern age.” -Anthony DeCurtis, Rolling Stone

Sponsored by Artist Julie Fakler – JMF Studio

Neither Wolf Nor Dog – Film

Neither Wolf Nor Dog – Film
This performance will be rescheduled. Date TBD.

Sunday, April 26 at 4:00pm
Adult $10 | 12 and Under $7

Adapted from the acclaimed novel by Kent Nerburn, this funny and deeply moving film follows an author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95-year-old Lakota elder. Kent Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney), a good-hearted, white American family man and writer, receives a mysterious call from a distant Indian reservation regarding an oral history book he made with Red Lake Ojibwe reservation students in northern Minnesota. Despite misgivings, Kent travels across America’s northern plains to arrive at the bleak, poverty-stricken reservation deep in the high plains of the Dakotas. The old man, Dan (Dave Bald Eagle), who lives alone in a clapboard shack back in the hills with his only real companions—his dog, a close friend named Grover (Richard Ray Whitman) and his granddaughter, Wenonah (Roseanne Supernault)—interrogates Kent as to his motives for working with Indian people. Once satisfied he is not a turquoise clad “wannabe” spouting Indian philosophy, Dan recounts the story of American history from the Native point of view. As the stories pour from Dan, Kent’s understanding of the world is turned upside down. An inanimate landscape comes alive, and a history he thought he knew is called into questio

Dave Bald Eagle
Christopher Sweeney
Richard Ray Whitman
Zahn McClarnon
Roseanne Supernault
Tatanka Means

Steven Lewis Simpson

80’s Prom Party with Street Talk

Friday, May 15 at 7:30pm
General Admission Tickets $15

Bring on the big hair, colorful dresses, bad decorations, spiked punch and great live music. Get your friends together and come to our 80’s Prom Party featuring the band Street Talk.
There will even be a Grand March, crowning a Prom King & Queen, and of course, no ‘80s prom is complete without the Balloon Arch photo booth! Prom dress and ‘80s attire encouraged.

STREET TALK was conceived with one goal in mind: To entertain! This six piece band performs some of the biggest multi-million selling hits from the eighties, nineties and 2000’s with a focus on the ‘80s for Prom Night. STREET TALK showcases their decades of experience, accomplished musicianship and 5 lead singers combined with a unique ability to engage and entertain audiences of all ages and musical tastes. Performing major hits from artists as diverse as Prince, Heart, Queen, Journey, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and more.

Sponsored by Sponsored by Crossroads Professional Building – Southern Heights Dental & Richie Eye Clinic and C&S Vending

Summer Comedy Showcase

Saturday, July 18 at 8:00pm
General Admission Ticket $15

*This Performance is Rated R*

A special night of comedy showcasing new and emerging MN comedians, along with established headliners, for an exciting night of laughs hosted by comedian Nathan Smesrud.

Elisha Marin

Saturday, August 22 at 7:30pm
Adult $19 | Student $10

Elisha Andrew Marin is a musician, artist, teacher, explorer and world traveller with a strong passion for folk music. Enjoy a stroll through his special brand of folk/americana original music and get swept away by his command of the stage, charm and raw talent. You’re even invited to stay and celebrate his CD release party after the concert in the Paradise Lobby.

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:
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 5-7pm
All Area School Student Exhibition
Second Floor Gallery

Holly Days Sale

Holly Days Sale November 19 – December 19. Grand Opening – November 19 4-8pm.
Paradise Center galleries and gift shop 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 19, will be a gala event with free hors d’oeuvres, 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 Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery – TBA

Contact Info:

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


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