25 Years of Visual Arts Programming|| Special Art Exhibition

Stroll through the Historic Lobby to view a collection of curated images that feature the creative offerings provided by the Paramount annually, under our visual arts programs.




Outside the Visual Arts Studios, Lower Level – Two Main Hallways

Always Free to Attend. Always Inspiring.

Exhibition Description

In September 1998, we opened our doors with expanded artistic offerings which then featured a not only a newly renovated theatre but an added suite of Arts Studios in the lower-level. During the past 25 years we have had the honor to continue a tradition of service to our community, celebrating multiple generations of returning family and welcoming new friends to this home for the arts.

Today, the Paramount Center for the Arts features our historic Theatre, which hosts more than 200 days of performing arts activities each year; art studios with over 130 classes and workshops, both on site and at our satellite Tech Site location in Waite Park; three exhibitions galleries, highlighting nearly 30 noteworthy and beautifully curated shows; a storefront in St. Cloud’s historic Downtown that represents the works of 80 retail artists living and working in Minnesota; and a Community Engagement Department that continuously is exploring new and meaningful ways to connect with people beyond our brick and mortar locations.

To be a vibrant arts organization, we want to continue to inspire artistic exploration. This coming year we are working to design accessible classes that celebrate individuals of all abilities, connect to vulnerable communities through unique local partnerships, and so much more.

This exhibition is a visual sampling of the programs we invite you to explore! Discover you next arts adventure, here at the Paramount Center for the Arts!

Explore our visual art programming!

Gift Gallery – Retail Store Offering Unique Gifts and Original Artwork (Main Level).

Expanded Visual Arts Studios Offering Classes with Skilled Artists (Lower Level and Tech Site).

Three Onsite Galleries and Monthly Art Exhibitions (Lower and Main Levels).

Engaging in the Community to Foster Meaningful Connections to the Arts (On and Off-site).

  • Learn more about our Tech Site noted in the exhibition.

Ongoing Programming Partners!

These local organizations support continued art education and mentorships in our community and beyond.

  • ARC Minnesota
  • Central Minnesota Woodcarvers Association
  • Central Minnesota Watercolorists
  • Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association
  • Mid-Minnesota Association of Woodturners
  • St. Cloud State University

Other Valued Partnerships Include:

  • Anna Marie’s Alliance
  • Central Minnesota K-12 Public Art Teachers
  • City of St. Cloud
  • College of Saint Benedicts and St. John’s University
  • Great Theatre
  • Pathways for Youth
  • Reclaiming the Circle
  • St. Cloud Chamber & Downtown Alliance
  • Stearns History Museum
  • Terebinth Refuge
  • Whitney Senior Center