The “Arts District” in Downtown St. Cloud is dedicated to national leadership in bringing arts and people together to discover, enjoy, and understand the worlds diverse artistic heritage. The Arts District offers a wide variety of entertainment options. Whatever your tastes, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.

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Camera Club of Central Minnesota all ages, all levels 913 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)
(320) 251-9083

The Camera Club of Central Minnesota is a group of photographers interested in sharing their work and improving their skills. The club is open to all skill levels, from beginners to professionals. Several times a year, the club sponsors field trips offering opportunities to take photos, learn from other photographers or photographic displays. The club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Paramount Arts District Conference Room at 7 p.m. Free parking in the Paramount Ramp.

Cantabilegirls, grades 4-9

Cantabile is an auditioned choral program for girls in grades 4-9 from throughout Central Minnesota. Choristers Choir includes 25 girls in grades 4-5 and is directed by Mary Jo Bot. Cantabile Choir is for girls in grades 6-9 and is directed by Jane Oxton. The program is sponsored by the Music Dept. at SCSU as both a community outreach program and a learning lab opportunity for college music majors.

Central Minnesota Community Theatre (CMCT) all ages 913 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)
(320) 259-0250

CMCT is a non-profit organization devoted to producing the highest quality live productions with the talents of our local community.

College of St. Benedict, Benedicta Arts Center , Executive Director
37 College Ave S, St. Joseph, MN 56374
(320) 363-5777

Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud
Susan R. Dubin, Executive Director
PO Box 205, St. Cloud, MN 56302
(320) 253-3683

The CMS presents a series of concerts by nationally known ensembles, as well as family concerts and other outreach activities. The mission is to bring the finest chamber ensembles to Central Minnesota, and to foster understanding and appreciation of chamber music.

Granite City Folk Society all ages , Board Administrator
19273 Estes Rd
Clearwater, MN 56320

The Granite City Folk Society, in its fourth season, brings quality folk music to the St. Cloud area from September through May each year.

Great River Educational Arts Theatre (GREAT)youth & families Dennis Whipple, Artistic Director
906 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)
(320) 558-2823

Non-profit community theatre for youth and families.

Jazz.Combo school age jazz performers , President
(320) 253-0592

Jazz.Combo features 20 school-age jazz musicians from seven Central Minnesota high schools. The members are dedicated to improving their own musical abilities, while promoting the great sound of jazz.

Minnesota Center Choral , Operations Coordinator
(320) 257-0603

The Minnesota Center Chorale, celebrating its 30th anniversary in the 2002-2003 season, is a 90+ voice regional choir performing classical and contemporary choral music.

Multicultural Childrens Art Connection Adris Brown
(320) 257-3118

MCAC began in 1991 with a mission to teach children to celebrate diversity through the performing and visual arts, enrich social, physical and cultural development and reflect the values that place spirit, family and community at the center of our lives. MCAC advocates multicultural education to instill a positive image for children of color.

Paramount Arts District and Visual Arts Centerall ages, all levels , Interim Executive Director
913 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)
(320) 259-5463 (Ticket info)
(320) 257-3120 (Visual Arts)

The Paramount Arts District is the cultural center for St. Cloud and the surrounding area. It includes the 700-seat Paramount Theatre, visual arts studios and classrooms, a retail art gallery, as well as administrative office space for several arts organizations. The Visual Arts Center offers classes in ceramics, pottery, painting, drawing, stained glass, paper making, photography, and more. Call (320) 257-3112 for a catalog of current classes being offered.

Pioneer Place on Fifthprofessional troupe performances , Co-Founder
22 Fifth Ave S (Downtown)
(320) 203-0331

Pioneer Place on Fifth is Central Minnesotas premier professional theatre, presenting an 8-show season each year. The mission of Pioneer Place on Fifth is to bring to St. Cloud high quality, professional theatre and other entertainment to art enthusiasts who would normally have to venture to the Twin Cities to enjoy. The venue, built in 1913, has been restored to its classic look and offers theatre-goers a very intimate setting professional talent. Go early so you can shop at The Veranda, a specialty shop worth your while.

St. Cloud All-City High School Marching Band Gary Zwack, Head Director
P.O. Box 7762. St. Cloud MN56302
(320) 654-8544

The St. Cloud All-City High School Marching Band (SCACHSMB) is comprised of St. Cloud area students in grades seven through twelve who desire to develop personal and group performance skills, and to formulate leadership skills through participation in marching banc and related activities.

St. Cloud Arts Commission , Art Commission Asst.
913 W St. Germain, St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 257-3127

The St. Cloud Arts Commission is a mayoral advisory commission for the City of St. Cloud. The mission is to promote accessibility, participation, appreciation and exposure to the arts in the St. Cloud community.

St. Cloud State University (SCSU) Department of Music , Chair and Associate Professor of Low Brass Studies
135 Performing Arts Center
720 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 654-5928

The SCSU Music Department presents over 150 public performances for over 20 thousand people each year. The Department offers the most comprehensive music program available within the Minnesota State College and University system with 26 full-time and part-time faculty and is assisting in leading the University toward regional and national recognition. The SCSU Department of Music is also fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

St. Cloud State University (SCSU) String Project Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Orchestra Director
720 Fourth Ave. S.,
St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 255-3223

The SCSU String Project is a program providing string instruction to children interested in beginning a stringed instrument. Funded by a grant from the American String Teachers Association with the National School Orchestra Association, the project provides two lessons per week for children at a cost of $45 per semester. Students enrolled in the program work with a master string teacher and are assisted in the class by String Project Assistants. A primary goal of the program is to develop greater participation in string instrument playing in the central Minnesota region. Interested parents may get more information by calling the SCSU Department of Music at 320-255-3223.

St. Cloud State University (SCSU) University Programming (UPB) , Assistant Director/Arts Advisor/Public Relations
118 Atwood Center, 720 Fourth Ave S.
St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 255-2205

Visual, performing and literary arts. The SCSU UPB Visual Arts Committee brings 5 art exhibits to the Atwood Center Gallery at SCSU each year. Both national and local artists are selected. Artists may apply for exhibit consideration to the committee.

St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra , Executive Director
P.O. Box 234,
St. Cloud MN 56302

The mission of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra is to present high quality performance of orchestral music and educational outreach activities to the St. Cloud area, to encourage participation by local and area musicians and to further the understanding and appreciation of orchestral music.

St. John’s University Performing Arts , Executive Director
Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-3577

The St. Johns Boys Choir and Paula Heydman
(320) 363-2558

The St. Johns Boys Choir offers an enriching experience in vocal music education for boys ages 8-14 who come from within a 5-mile radius of Saint Johns. The choir promotes vocal music education in Central Minnesota and offers the unique experience of a well-trained boys choir to its audiences.

Spiritoso Pablo Mahave-Veglia, Orchestra Director
720 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud MN 56301
(320) 255-3223

Spiritoso is a youth string orchestra, organized as part of the SCSU Preparatory Program and the SCSU String Project. The orchestra is open to intermediate level students with ages ranging from 8-15. Spiritoso rehearses on Monday evening from 6:15 to 7:45 and performs two of four times each year. Spiritoso is conducted by Bruce Wood, orchestra director at SCSU, and assisted by four to six string majors who provide additional instruction for students. Parents interested in having their students enroll in Spiritoso may get more information by calling the SCSU Department of Music at 320-255-3223.

United Arts of Central Minnesota funding organization, Executive Director
819 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)

United Arts of Central Minnesota, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to fund raising for the development, support and promotions of the work of its eight partner organizations: St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra, Central MN Community Theatre, Chamber Music Society of St. Cloud, the St. Johns Boys Choir, Multicultural Childrens Art Connection, Visual Arts MN, Quite Light Opera Company and MN Center Chorale.

Visual Arts Minnesotaall ages, all levels , Executive Director
913 W. St. Germain St. (Downtown)

Visual Arts MN is dedicated to creating opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and sell their work, providing resources for visual artists, students and educators, and fostering an appreciation for the visual arts in our everyday lives.