Discover the Brainerd arts and culture scene through a variety of artists, music and theater.

Theater, music and art centers plus a rich community history and booming craft beer scene make Brained a wonderful place to visit.

Find performances, exhibits and events on the Events Calendar, or sign up to receive them by email.

Galleries & Museums

Discover local and regional artists and learn more about the region’s history when you Visit Brained. Be sure to visit the Crow Wing County Historical Society museum, The Crossing Arts Alliance gallery, and artists-in-residence Franklin Arts Center. Not far from Brainerd and definitely noteworthy are the Northern Minnesota Railroad Heritage museum in Crosslake, the Cuyuna Range Historical Society museum in Crosby, the Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post in Onamia, and the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley near Little Falls.


The Brainerd area is home to a wide variety of musicians and music experiences. From acoustic jams to music festivals, the community has events for the whole family to enjoy.

Live music events are listed in our Events Calendar, and selected music venues are found in our directory. Links to both are below.