Annual and Gallery Events at Paradise Center for the Arts
Big Hats & Big Hearts
Saturday, May 6 at 4pm
Be part of this annual spring tradition of celebrating and supporting the arts through entertainment, fashion, and friends. Take part in live and silent auctions and watch the greatest two minutes in sports. Proceeds from this event help to continue the rich tradition of arts and education in Faribault.
Blue Collar BBQ Music and Arts Festival
Join us for music and arts in Faribault!
The Haunted Basement Tours
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 Haunted Paradise but beware! You’ll meet goblins and ghouls who love a good scare
10th Anniversary Celebration
Join us in celebrating 10 years of building a stronger community through the arts. The evening includes Community Theatre themed costume gala (or come as you are), MN & More Spirits Tasting (local and regional craft distilleries), live music and community theatre highlights, teaching artist demonstrations, appetizers and cash more! Click here for more info.
An Evening in Paradise: Opening Night – 10th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, October 28 starting at 7pm
Winters Farmers Market
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.
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: March 3 – April 1
Opening Reception: March 3 5–7pm
All Area School Student Exhibition
Second Floor Gallery
Recycled Art Sale
Recycled Art Sale June 15, 16, 17
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.
Annual Members’ Show
2017 annual members show showcases our members’ artwork in the beautiful Carlander 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.
The Paradise Center for the Arts Annual Members’ Show is open to all current paid members of the Paradise.
The 2017 Members’ Show will be held August 4 through September 11. There will be an opening night and Artists Reception on Friday, August 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.
Holly Days Sale
Holly Days Sale November 9 – December 23
Grand Opening November 9, 3-8pm
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 9, 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.