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Exhibition Dates: Jan. 11 - Feb. 18. Opening Reception January 11 from 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery: Jamie Lang.  width= Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Kristoffer Holmgren.  width= Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Bethlehem Academy.

Exhibition dates Feb. 18th – April 1st, Opening reception February 22nd 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery – Jim Zotalis. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Shelley Caldwell. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery – Lauren Jacobson.

Exhibition Dates: March 1 - April 6. Opening Reception March 1 5-7pm. Second Floor Gallery

Exhibition dates: April 1st – May 6th. Opening reception April 5th 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery – Ann Judkins. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Heidi Jeub. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery – Jillian & William Buffington.  

Exhibition dates May 6 – June 17. Opening reception May 10th 5-7pm. CarlanderFamily Gallery – Susanne Crane & Andrea Blackman. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Elisha Marin. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery - Faribault High School Painting & Drawing II.

Recycled Art Sale June 20, 21, 22, 23. 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 are split between the Paradise Center for the Arts and the Mural Society of Faribault.

Exhibition dates June 26 – August 12. Opening reception June 28th 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery – Jillian Steger, & Lisa Truax. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Members Show Challenge – Out of the Box, try a new medium 2019 Members Show Call for Art. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery - Horton Family

Exhibition dates: August 12- Sept. 30. Opening reception August 16th 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery – Reid Thorpe. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Karen LeQuia. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery – Sophie Baumgartner.

Exhibition dates: September 30 - November 18. Opening Reception Oct. 4th 5-7pm. Carlander Family Gallery – Tami Resler. Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery – Bonnie Gunelius. Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery - Bethlehem Academy  

Holly 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

Call for Artists

healing art 2019 Fall Healing Arts Call for Artists The Paradise Center for the Arts Healing Arts Gallery at District One Hospital is a collaboration between the Paradise Center for the Arts and District One Hospital. The program features artist in a variety of two dimensional mediums and styles that promote healing and well-being. We encourage all levels of artists to submit their work for consideration.

  • Exhibits are 4 months long. • Next call for artists is for the 2019 fall exhibition, mid-September to mid-January 2020. Call for Artist deadline for fall exhibition: August 18, 2019. • Galleries (areas) can feature anywhere from 3 to 19 pieces, depending on the size of the piece(s). • There is no commission given to District One Hospital or the Paradise Center for the Arts if the artwork is sold, 100% of the sale goes to the artist. • The artwork must be 8X10 inches or larger and be ready to hang (with a wire).
To submit your artwork for consideration email the following information to info@paradisecenterforthearts.org
  1. Low resolution image(s) in jpeg format of the completed piece(s) you would like the committee to consider. Please name your files with last name and title. 2. Image list including artist name, title, medium, price and size (height, width, and depth) of each piece. Image list will need to be a text file, MSWord, or PDF. Example: John Smith Untitled 1 Acrylic on Canvas $395.00 18X24X1 inches 3. Artist statement and/or artist’s resume in a text file, MSWord, or PDF, please include phone number, mailing address, and email. 4. All artwork must be framed and must have a wire for hanging, no saw tooth hangers or hooks.
For more information or to submit work contact: Julie Fakler Healing Arts Coordinator/Operations Manager 507-332-7372 ext. 4 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org Paradise Center for the Arts: 321 Central Avenue N. Faribault, MN 55021  

2021 Call for Artists Paradise Center for the Arts is seeking submissions of recent work from visual artists for exhibitions in the Carlander Family Gallery and the Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery for 2021. Submissions will be juried by members of the gallery committee of the Paradise Center for the Arts, which is comprised of artists, arts professionals, and art enthusiasts in the area. Submissions will be accepted any time before July 5, 2020 and final notification of the committee’s decision will be no later than August 31, 2020. Early submissions are encouraged.   To submit work for consideration, send a CD or email to the following: Paradise Center for the Arts 321 Central Avenue Faribault, MN 55021 info@paradisecenterforthearts.org   -6-10 images of recent work in JPEG format not to exceed 20 MB. Crop the images so that the entire artwork is visible with no extraneous background or framing. File names for image files should be in the form of last name, first initial, and image title. Abbreviate as needed. CD will not be returned. -Art Resume, Artist statement and Image List (Please list the sizes, medium, & price of your work). Text files must be in one of the following formats: MSWord, RTF (Rich text format), PDF, or Text Only. File names for text files should be in the form of last name, first initial and description. Eg. Smith A statement   Gallery fee $100 per artist (this fee is not due until the artist contract is signed). This fee assists with production of marketing materials used for the exhibition. All gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public, we appreciate all donations. Commission split is 65% to the artist/ 35% to the Paradise.   For additional information call or e-mail Julie Fakler, Paradise Center for the Arts Gallery Committee, at 507-332-7372, 507-210-6027, info@paradisecenterforthearts.org

Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival is Faribault’s largest block party that attracts over 6,000 people within 12 hours. The festival features 11 hours of live music, BBQ contest, family area with bouncy houses/art projects, art/market place, home brew contest, beer garden, and more. Our festival was voted Southern Minn Scene best music festival in 2017. Art & Market vendors will be located on the 200 Block of Central Avenue in Historic Downtown Faribault, MN. Festival hours: Saturday August 10th 2019, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Art & Market Place hours 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Set up 9:30am, tear down at 7:00pm (not before 7:00pm) Available Art & Market spaces: Rates (Early Bird Rate must be paid by 5/30, no refunds after 6/30).   12’ wide x 12’ deep Early Bird: $40 After 5/30: $55 24’ wide x 12’ deep Early Bird: $60 After 5/30: $75 Corner 12’ x 12’ Early Bird: $90 After 5/30: $105 - Eight corner spaces that measure 12’ x 12’ are available, first come first serve. -No utilities available, No stakes allowed, hard surface - No tents, tables, or chairs are provided. Vendors need to bring their own tents, tables, chairs - No political booths, no political merchandise, no political signs -All vendors are responsible for their own insurance, and collecting Minnesota state sales taxes - In order to eliminate duplication of items, we will only allow a limited number of vendors to sell like items, one more reason to get your application in today! - You will get confirmation after your registration is complete, and set up directions in July. Click here for Blue Collar BBQ Art and Market Vendor form 2019

Visual Arts Classes

Paradise Center for the Arts offers many different visual arts classes visit the education page for a complete list of visual arts classes.

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.

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

Gift Shop

Welcome to the Hy-Vee Gift Shop. The Gift Shop features unique one of a kind handmade gifts created by local and regional artists. The Gift Shop has a wide variety of wares which may include pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber arts, paintings, prints, intarsia, handbags, wearables, and more. Gift Shop hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 12pm – 5pm and Thursday from 12pm -8pm.

If you are interested in selling your artwork in the gift shop please contact Jeanne Hatle at jhatle@charter.net

Volunteer at the Paradise

Our volunteer options span a number of departments. We offer positions at the center to help you get more involved at the Paradise and flex your leadership muscles.
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Teach at the Paradise

We offer a variety of teaching opportunities for you to get involved with our arts center in Faribault. If you are interested in teaching, contact us today!
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Contact Info:

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


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