St. Cloud is a leader in local arts and cultural initiatives. According to the 2013 Arts Index, Stearns County has 62 artists and art-related businesses per 100,000 residents, compared to the national average of 43.6.
Around the Cloud
Aroundthecloud.org is your go to place for everything arts in the St. Cloud area. This website enhances our community by increasing awareness, access and participation in arts and culture opportunities for residents, students, visitors and tourists. Immerse, laugh, sing, dance, connect, learn, applaud, reflect, play and most of all, enjoy! To learn more, click here.
Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra
The Central Minnesota Youth Orchestra provides a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota. To learn more, click here.
Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl
Stroll downtown and enjoy local artists displaying their artwork at over 40 downtown shops and eateries. To learn more, click here.
Through dynamic on-stage performing and innovative off-stage educational outreach, GREAT Theatre is creating the culturally vibrant community of tomorrow by education and entertaining audiences today. To learn more, click here.
Paramount Center for the Arts
The 700-seat theater is Central Minnesota's home for arts and entertainment and hosts community theater and local, regional and national performers throughout the year. The Visual Arts Center offers exhibitions of regional artists and classes for all ages in pottery, painting, drawing, glass, wood burning, and weaving in its on-site studios. To learn more, click here.
Pioneer Place on Fifth
St. Cloud's premier theatre and concert venue running 52 weeks a year. Also home to the Veranda Lounge. To learn more, click here.
St. Cloud Arts Commission
The St. Cloud Arts Commission is a city board that serves as a catalyst for creating a community in which the arts can flourish. It does this through community programming, public funding initiatives, and advising city leaders on arts matters. To learn more, click here.
St. Cloud Municipal Band
The band performs a popular summer concert series in Barden Park, as well as other concerts throughout the year. To learn more, click here.
St. Cloud State University Music Department
A variety of performing groups present concerts throughout the academic year; band, choir, orchestra, jazz band, percussion ensembles, opera, theater and more. To learn more, click here.
St. Cloud State University Performing Arts Center
Located on the St. Cloud State University campus, the Performing Arts Center provides year-round entertaining and exciting student and faculty performances in music, theater and poetry. To learn more, click here.
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra
The St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra provides high quality music performances and educational outreach activities to Central Minnesota, to encourage participation by local and area musicians and to further the understanding and appreciation of music. To learn more, click here.