The Grand - New Ulm

The Grand

Story Swap Workshops to Collect History and Stories about New Ulm for an Original Community-Based Theater Production

Event Details (At a glace): Story Swap Workshop Series to help create the New Ulm: Old Minnesota Street Walking Theater Production Share your stories about New Ulm; FREE; All-Ages; Food & Beverages provided; No RSVP necessary Wednesday, April 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm Wednesday, April 30th from 7:00-8:30pm Saturday, May 10th from 2:00-4:00pm All workshops held at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, 210 N Minnesota Street, New Ulm

New Ulm, MN – April 10, 2014: PlaceBase Productions, in partnership with The Grand Center for Arts and Culture, will hold a Story Swap Workshop Series to gather stories for an original, community-based theater production that will take place on Minnesota Street in downtown New Ulm. Workshops will be held at The Grand Center for Arts and Culture on April 23rd, April 30th and May 10th. Building on research and history compiled by historian Dan Hoisington, the stories collected will help inform the script for a large-scale, site-specific theater production performed by the community. ration necessary.

Please direct Story Swap Workshop questions to Ashley Hanson -; 952.486.0533; all other inquires, please contact Lisa Rieke-Knaak – (507) 359 9222;

******Artist & Music Space Available******

The Grand Center for Arts & Culture (GCAC) is offering studios on the second and third floor of our building at 210 North Minnesota Street in downtown New Ulm for artists seeking affordable space to create.For applications and additional forms contact Lisa Rieke-Knaak at, call 507-359-9222 or download forms below.

Download Below Documents

Artist Tenant Application

Benefits and Expectations

Artist Sublease

Music Practice Room, Kabaret & Arts Education Room Contracts

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The Grand Center for Arts & Culture would like to thank all who attended our Open House and helped with the celebration of opening the doors to our newly renovated Art & Culture Center! We would also like to Thank all our Volunteers who helped make the night run smoothly! We would greatly appreciate any feedback regarding the Open House or the Art & Culture Center to be sent to

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Past, Present & Future

Over 150 years old, The Grand Hotel is a beautiful, historic 3-story building located in downtown New Ulm. The first hotel in the city, the Grand (then known as the Minnesota Haus) was built in 1856 by Phillipp H. Gross.

The building has undergone many changes since then, including being converted into the Grand Kabaret, a entertainment bar showcasing live music.

The Grand also has an arts and culture center on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Grand Hotel. Once construction is completed we will provide a space for artists and the public to come together.

Stop by the Grand to see the building progress, and talk to staff about the project, or contact us at For more information on the Grand Hotel and New Ulm check out our Placeography.

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