Annual and Gallery Events at Paradise Center for the Arts

Annual Events

Family Fun & Film Night: Disney’s Coco

Family Fun & Film Night
Featuring Disney’s Coco

Saturday, September 28 at 6:00pm

Child $3 | Adult $5 | $15 Max. per Family

In partnership with the The Virtues Project – Faribault

Join us for a light dinner and creative activities in our lobby followed by Disney’s Coco in our historic theatre.

$3 per child and $5 per adult with $15 maximum per family and includes a light dinner, creative activity and the movie. Concessions and cash bar are also available.

Creative activities start at 6:00pm and the movie starts at 6:45pm.

Haunted Basement Tours

Haunted Basement Tours at the Paradise
Part of Faribault Fall Festival
Saturday, October 5 from 1-3pm

Free and Open to the Public

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 Basement but BEWARE!
You’ll meet goblins and ghouls who love a good scare.

New & Emerging MN Music Showcase: Triple Stitch & Coyote Kid

Special Event

October 12, 2019 at 7:00pm (Doors 6:30pm)
$10 Tickets General Admission

This event features new and emerging MN musicians and bands. 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 like headliners Triple Stitch and Coyote Kid. The next “big one” might be in the line-up as the Paradise helps to showcase up-and-coming and newly discovered Minnesota talent.

3rd Annual Spirits & Screams Movie Event

Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm

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 $15

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
321 Central Ave. N.
Faribault, MN 55021


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