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Since our formation in 1998 the vision of the Laurentian Arts and Cultural Alliance, dba, The Lyric Center for the Arts, has been to create a supportive environment and space for the Arts in our Community while also recognising and preserving the rich history of the 1912 Lyric Opera House, now known as The Lyric Center for the Arts.

There is always something happening at the Lyric! Artwork by local and regional Artists has featured as well as Film Screenings, Music and Theater Performances. The Lyric’s Current Programs include:

  • Small Parts Players – This popular, long-running, after school Children’s Theater Company inspires creativity and confidence while building reading and speaking skills through performance.
  • Northern Stage Works – a talented group of Adults with a Love for Theater; best known for their very entertaining Dinner Theater Performances.
  • The First Stage Art Gallery – Showcases artwork by local and regional artists; each month features new work and includes an Artist’s Reception.
  • Lyric Art Colony – a weekly gathering of artists, of all abilities, come together to Sit, Paint, and Share.
  • Words & Lyrics – with an Appreciation for the Written and Spoken Word, meets for book signings, special readings and is now connecting with Friends of the Library.
  • Lyric’s House Concert Series – each year Musical Performers from across Minnesota are featured at the Lyric Annex to delight and entertain.
  • Classes – check out our Calendar for current and upcoming events focused on fine arts and creativity with opportunities to grow, to learn and to teach!
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