Midwest Living Review
You can't miss the Paramount Theatre's blazing vertical marquee, a beacon in downtown St. Cloud. Built at the corner of Ninth Avenue and St. Germain Street in conjunction with a brick hotel in 1921, the theater was restored to its original grandeur in the late 1990s. Now its intricate white detailing, robin's-egg blue walls and gilded accents makes any event feel a bit glamorous. Intricate amber oval lights flanking the stage hang like giant pendants from a royal jewel box. The Paramount serves as St. Cloud's arts and cultural hub, hosting touring and resident musicians, orchestras, chorales, dance troupes and theater companies. Downstairs, in the Visual Arts Center, you can forget the elegance. It's the place to get messy in ongoing painting, photography, drawing, glass and pottery classes.The theater lobby has rotating exhibits, while the Paramount Arts Gallery sells an excellent collection of work by local artists.