Saturday • April 29 • 7:30pm
See details below!


Ring of Kerry
Saturday, April 29 • 7:30pm
Ring of Kerry
Saturday, April 29 • 7:30pm
The Looney Lutherans
Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 5:30 dinner, 7:30 performance
The Looney Lutherans
Saturday, May 13, 2017 • 5:30 dinner, 7:30 performance
Elisa Korenne in Concert
Friday, June 9, 2017 • 4pm workshop • 6:30pm & 7pm concerts
Elisa Korenne in Concert
Friday, June 9, 2017 • 4pm workshop • 6:30pm & 7pm concerts

Concert Series Show

Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 7:30pm

Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners. The group takes its name from a beautiful craggy drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland. Its Celtic music, however, is played with a heart much closer to its American home.

All five of its engaging musicians sing and play several instruments. From the thundering sound of the bodhran to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar to the haunting wails of the flute and pennywhistles, the band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful and fun. Audiences always react with great enthusiasm!

For more info on this group, go to our Concert Series webpage.

Featured Artists

Apr 24–May 3
Formal Reception Show April 29, 2017 • 5:30–7:30pm

Fine Art • Mixed Media

We have many talented local artists within our Association! Some of their work is on display as well as for sale. Free hors d’ oeuvres and beverages during the formal opening just before the Ring of Kerry concert. Come and take a wee bit ‘o peek!

For more details, go to our Featured Artist page.

2017 Summer Art Program

July 5–August 10
Wednesdays • ages 7–11, 9–11:30am
Thursdays • ages 12–adult, 9–11:30am
$60 for the 6-wk session or $15 per class.
Call the office for information & registration.

Extra Summer Concert!

• Singer/Song-writer
• Author
• Storyteller

Friday, June 9, 2017
4:00pm WORKSHOP (pre-register)

Tickets are only $5!!
Purchase at the door, at the office, or online.
We have this incredibly low price for a FANTASTIC concert because of a grant obtained by Elisa. Thank her for that!
Call the office at 320-634-0400 for tickets or info.

Singer-songwriter and author Elisa Korenne writes intimately introspective songs and prose about her pathways, and the pathways of fringe figures in history. What binds these disparate life journeys is a profound and poetic sensitivity for the human condition. “My work is about cultivating empathy and opening minds and hearts,” Elisa says.

For more info on this concert, go to our Concert Series webpage.

2017 Concert Series


March 18 • “Close to You”, the Music of the Carpenters
April 29 • Ring of Kerry
May 13 • Looney Lutherans Dinner Show
September 16 • Forever Elvis: The Spirit Lives
October 14 • Matt Vee: “I Am, He Said”; Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond
December 17 • ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’, by the Continental Ballet Company


Thanks to the Lakes Region Arts Council for their continued support of Central Square. These activities are funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

We also want to thank the Gladys Ness Brang Foundation, the David Larson Foundation, REA and Shopko for their funding of our activities.

As a non-profit organization, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center—YOUR community center—appreciates all you can do to help us promote our events.

Thanks for keeping arts education and programming alive in West Central Minnesota!

We welcome you to Central Square!

The old Glenwood High School is a restored, historic landmark and under the care of Central Square Cultural and Civic Center, a non-profit organization. We are the home to concerts, events, galleries, exhibitions, art classes, individual businesses, and more. Central Square is dedicated to fostering the arts in our community, by hosting world-renowned musicians and artists.