Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

Gichi-ziibi Center for the ArtsTheatre perfomance at Grand OpeningWind Symphony & Symphonic Band performing at Gichi-ziibi Grand OpeningA cappella Choir performing at Gichi-ziibi Grand OpeningJazz Band performing at Gichi-ziini Grand OpeningWIndfall performing at Gichi-ziibi Grand Opening


gichi-ziibi ni (gĭ-chĭ zeebĭ)
  1. a big river
  2. Gichi-ziibi: the Mississippi River

The Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts was a dream conceived by several individuals and organizations throughout our community. This dream has been nurtured over time as a result of the unending passion and support for the  performing arts, visual arts, fine arts and culinary arts. 

The Brainerd Public Schools Board of Education, in collaboration with teachers, administration, local arts community and organizations, had a vision to build something world class for our students and community in which to enhance academic achievement and artistic opportunities throughout our region.


Contact Us 

Tim Catlett
Performing Arts Facilities Manager

Community Education Office

Upcoming Events 

Scroll down to the Calendar of Events window to see events that will be coming to the Gichi-ziibi.

Looking for event tickets? Tickets are sold by the presenting organizations who rent our venue. If available, ticket information will be linked below in the details of each event on the Calendar of Events.

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