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

KDHL POWER 96 Gallery Season



Student Exhibit: March 3 – April 1

Opening Reception: March 3 5–7pm

All Area School Student Exhibition

Second Floor Gallery

Opening Reception March 31 5–7pm

Carlander Family Gallery: David Allen

Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Heather Heefner

Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: MSAB

Opening Reception May 12 5–7pm

Carlander Family Gallery: Kim Dayton
Kim Dayton
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: LeAnn Gehring-Ryan
leann gehring ryan Balancing Act 2016
Recycled Art Sale: June 15, 16, 17

recycled art
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.

Opening Reception June 23 5–7pm

Carlander Family Gallery: Ironhead
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Siro Amerson
Siro Amerson
Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Mohamed Abdi

Opening Reception to be determined F-Town Brewing Company Gallery: Linda VanLear

Opening Reception August 4 5–7pm

Carlander Family Gallery: Members Show
Members Show
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Members Show

Carlander Family Gallery: Faribault Woolen Mills Exhibit
Woolen Mills
Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Faribault Woolen Mills Exhibit
Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Bethlehem Academy

Holly Days ImageHolly 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.

Opening Reception November 17 5-7pm.  Free and open to the public Carlander Family Gallery: Kathleen Putrah's Creche Exhibition creche-exhibit Lois Vranesh Boardroom Gallery: Holly Days Sale Corey Lyn Creger Memorial Gallery: Bethlehem Academy Students

Call for Artists

2019 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 2019. 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, 2018 and final notification of the committee’s decision will be no later than August 31, 2018. 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

healing art 2018 winter 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 2018 winter exhibit January 17, 2018 – May 9, 2018.Call for Artist deadline for winter exhibit:  December 15, 2017. • There are five separate galleries (areas) that can feature anywhere from 1 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 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  

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

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.

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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Thursday: 12pm-8pm
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