Paramount Center for the Arts and Jules’ Bistro Announce Total Funds Raised for Ukraine
Paramount Center for the Arts and Jules’ Bistro are thrilled to announce the total amount of donations raised at their joint fundraiser for Ukraine. Through ticket donations, a silent auction, and individual donations, the St. Cloud community contributed over $42,000 to serve Ukrainians displaced by the war. The event happened at the Paramount and The Regency on Tuesday, June 28th with approximately 600 people in attendance for the live concert and silent auction. Over 40 artists donated their skills and time to perform at the concert or create a new, unique piece of art for the auction. All proceeds are going to Alight, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit serving Ukrainian refugees.
“The artwork and music were astounding, magical, and life affirming. Our hearts are full of gratitude for the musicians, visual artists, the Jules’ Bistro team, Paramount staff, attendees and donors, who were all in from the start. For a moment, we became a community of hope for the people of Ukraine.” — Bob Johnson, Paramount Center for the Arts
“It never ceases to amaze me how this community shows up, to do good things, together. A simple invitation turned into an incredibly meaningful night of community, generosity, and connection with people in another corner of the world.” – Donella Westphal, Jules’ Bistro
Individuals interested in making a donation after June 28th are encouraged to do so through Alight. https://wearealight.org/our-work/ukraine/
Located in the heart of historic downtown St. Cloud, MN, Jules’ Bistro has been putting a delightfully different spin on cooking and baking from scratch since 2005. Offering a casually-sophisticated menu and a cozy, artistic atmosphere, the Bistro fiercely supports artists, musicians, community organizations and other locally-owned businesses. Learn more at julesbistrostcloud.com. The mission of the Paramount Center for the Arts, located in downtown St. Cloud, MN, is to provide opportunities for artistic production, creative exploration, arts education and the enjoyment of arts and entertainment throughout Central Minnesota and beyond. The Paramount Center for the Arts includes an 800-seat historic theatre (built in 1921), plus over 8500 square feet of visual arts studios, community outreach programs and three gallery spaces. Find out more at ParamountArts.org.