Anoka County provides a lively home for the arts. Theater groups include the Lyric Arts Theater Company (763-422-1838), which stages plays and musicals in its recently remodeled building at 5th and Main in Anoka. Other groups are Playhouse 15 (763-434-3132) in St. Francis, the Revolution performance group in Anoka (763-506-6355), Riverside Theater in Coon Rapids (763-441-9708), and Seasons Players in Blaine (763-755-9458). The theater departments at Anoka High School (763-506-6200) and Anoka-Ramsey Community College (763-422-3572) also stage perennially outstanding performances.
Public musical groups include the Lake Wobegon Brass Band (763-427-2790), North Suburban Concert Band (763-784-8997), Northeast Orchestra (763-571-3063), Anoka-Ramsey College Concert Band (763-422-3306) and the Fridley City Band (651-488-9296).


Arts organizations include Artists del Norte (763-757-1712) and the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (763-574-1850). The Anoka County Arts Alliance (ACAA)
publishes a 54-page directory of people and groups involved in the performing, visual, and literary arts. Free copies are available at libraries or the MetroNorth Chamber. For information about the ACAA or the arts scene, call 763-434-3132.
The Anoka County History Center (763-421-0600) has moved its library and museum into new quarters at 2135 Third Avenue N. in Anoka.

 

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