Normally I ask people to show up at my corner office at GBM to pose for an event promo photo. But Ryan Heinritz, Executive Director of the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, lives near me and occasionally goes out running with one of my neighbors. Last week, he spotted me departing my townhouse for downtown at 6 am, and zipped back to his car to get a poster for next Saturday’s 4th Annual Blue Collar BBQ & Arts Festival:
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10am – 11pm
200 and 300 Blocks
Downtown Faribault, MN
Free Event open to the public including Art Fair, Food Vendors, BBQ Contest, Kids Area, Live Music, Beer Garden, Washers Tournament and More
There’s a feature Q&A piece on Ryan by Felicia Crosby (two-page PDF) in the August issue of the Northfield Entertainment Guide (which is in the process of dropping the word ‘Northfield’ from its identity). It ends with his answers to these two questions:
What do we all need to know about the Paradise that we don’t?
- It is open to the public. Though we encourage and need the support of members, it is open to everyone.
- There is no dress code. Yes, for the sake of your date it would be nice if you didn’t have holes in your jeans, but there is no dress code.
- Everyone is welcome here. We are here to provide you quality educational, artistic and entertainment opportunities and hope you have a great time and come back.
What do Northfielders need to know about Faribault that they don’t?
It’s only 19 minutes from my house in Northfield to the front door of the Paradise Center for the Arts.