321 Central Ave. N. • Faribault, MN 55021 507-332-7372

Annual and Gallery Events at Paradise Center for the Arts

Annual Events

Teatro del Pueblo Presents “Help Wanted”

Wednesday, September 12 at 5:30pm
FREE and Open to the Public

Teatro del Pueblo celebrates 26 years of promoting culture and pride in the Latinx community and developing support for Latinx talent while educating the community at large about Latinx culture and promoting diversity in the arts.
Help Wanted: This one-act play, based on a true story, is a window into one immigrant family’s daily struggles to follow the American Dream.

*This play is primarily performed in English and includes an appetizer reception and Q&A time with the cast immediately following in the Paradise Lobby.

A Celebration of Faribault: The 1855 Live Show

1855 Live Show

Creators of the Faribault Community Television documentary series 1855, Logan Ledman and Samuel Temple, host a journey through Faribault’s compelling and inspiring story in a commemoration of the town and its history.

September 21, 23, 28 & 30 (ASL Sept. 30)

Spirits, Screams and Screen

Spirits Screams and Screens

Join us for the 2nd Annual MN & More Spirits Tasting and costume party (costumes optional, but prizes will be awarded in several categories). Sample spirits from local and regional craft distilleries, breweries, and vineyards, enjoy light appetizers and then settle in for a movie in the classic horror film genre. Halloween, Friday the 13th, Carrie?! You’ll just have to sit back and wiat for the screen and screams to start.

Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm

Tickets $10 Adults 21 & up

Haunted Basement Tours


(held annually in October. Date TBA)
When the curtain is lowered and the lights go out the Paradise spirits come wander about, from corners dark as October nights our ghosts appear for dreadful frights. Tour the Haunted Paradise but beware! You’ll meet goblins and ghouls who love a good scare.

Haunted basement brides

Kat Perkins Live–A New Year’s Celebration

Sunday, December 30 at 5:00pm
Member $22 | Non-Member $27 | Student $15

Sponsored By C&S Vending

Celebrate the old and bring in the new with this family rock ‘n’ roll concert featuring NBC’s The Voice finalist Kat Perkins. A Kat Perkins Christmas was our largest sell out ever and thrilled audience members of all ages with Kat’s amazing vocal talent and stage show. Kat returns with another fantastic show and the perfect way to end 2018 with family and friends.

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.

Fred Somers: January 19 6:30pm-8:00pm
Pastel artist Fred Somers will discuss his career, exhibit, and current work.

Fred Somers Fred Somers

Judy Saye-Willis: February 23 6:30pm-8:00pm
Fiber and jewelry artist Judy Saye-Willis will talk about her current exhibit, her work, and career as a full time studio artist.

Faribault Area Student Art Exhibit

student exhibit

Student Exhibit: March 9 – April 14
Opening Reception: March 9 5–7pm
All Area School Student Exhibition
Second Floor Gallery

Recycled Art Sale

Recycled Art Sale June 7, 8, 9
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

2018 members show miniature challenge . 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.

The Paradise Center for the Arts  2018 Members Minature Show is open to all current paid members of the Paradise.

The 2018 Members’ Show Miniature Challenge exhibition will be held June 15 through July 29. There will be an opening night and Artists Reception on Friday, June 15 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Holly Days Sale

Holly Days ImageHolly Days Sale November 15 – December 22, 2018
Grand Opening November 15, 4-8pm

Paradise Center galleries will be decked out in boutique style and filled with the artistic wares of regional artists. The “GRAND OPENING,” which runs 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 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! A portion of the sales will help fund continuing programs and education at the Paradise Center for the Arts.

Contact Info:

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


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