The Paradise Center for the Arts (PCA) in Faribault says they will remain closed until August 1, 2020 to groups larger than 10 in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Ticket holders for any upcoming performances will be contacted regarding credits and/or refunds.  Ticket holders are asked to consider holding their tickets for credit when shows are rescheduled, or as a donation to the Paradise Center for the Arts in lieu of a refund.

Executive Heidi Nelson will join us Thursday at 9:30 a.m. on the KDHL AM Minnesota program to give us more details.

Nelson says in a news release announcing their status, "Every problem holds an opportunity and although we are disappointed that we will only be seeing a few of our patrons in person over the next few months, we are taking this opportunity to find new ways of staying connected to our arts community.  The new normal of social distancing is greatly impacting our revenue at the Paradise and we greatly appreciate all donations to our operations."

The PCA will continue to offer educational classes for a smaller number of students.  Upcoming classes include Paint a Portrait of Your Pet with Julie Fakler on May 21, 2020 and Make a Grommet Wrap Leather Chain Bracelet with Suzanne Klumb on June 16, 2020.

Nelson says, "Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for further information on upcoming events.  We have some exciting things we are working on to continue to bring entertainment to Faribault and surrounding areas.  Thank you for your understanding and support during this difficult time."

Nelson concludes, "This closure means a substantial loss of income for the Paradise Center for the Arts.  Please consider a tax-deductible donation to help during this unprecedented time."