Veldman and Friends show close to selling outPublished 9:31am Sunday, October 13, 2013
For those who missed it, we sold close to 1,100 tickets to the Michael Veldman and Friends’ 2013 Holiday Show A Christmas to Remember this past Saturday.
There are still tickets available to all of the performances. However, main floor seats are getting scarce. Tickets can be ordered online at paramounttheatre.org, at the Paramount Box Office 9 to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or over the phone at 434-0934.
Historic Paramount Theatre
The March of Dimes is presenting Beetlejuice at the Historic Paramount Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for kids. This event will pair nicely with the Vision 2020 Downtown Destination’s Fall Fest that will be held the same day from noon to 4 p.m. downtown.
There will be pumpkin painting in the old Bank Building location, trick or treating at local merchants, and a kids costume contest on the plaza at 2 p.m. Also that day, KSMQ will be presenting October Art Fest in the old Bank Building from 2 to 5 p.m. It will feature work from several local artists.
Art Center Project
The Art Center Steering Committee had our first meeting with Ryan Heinritz from the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault. He provided us with useful information on the sustainability of their organization. We will use this information in developing our business plan.
Their gallery space showcases work from area artists, and is rotated every 6 to 7 weeks. These artists submit their work to the Paradise’s Gallery Committee for approval. The organization also has a gift shop that features member-only artwork. One of the most eye-opening aspects of their organization is that they survive mainly through donations and memberships. They also receive support from grants, concession and alcohol sales, the City of Faribault, classes and open studio time, but most of their funding comes from public support. Next week we will be meeting with Ann Mosey from the Northfield Arts Guild to get their perspective.