Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Mission

Celtic Junction is a Twin Cities-based arts and cultural center that provides a central gathering place to educate our audiences and preserve, promote and celebrate the Celtic cultural legacy for the benefit of all ages and future generations.

History

The Celtic Junction was created in 2009 to celebrate and nurture thriving Celtic Arts by supporting local artists and facilitating the education of those arts to the local community. The Twin Cities Metro Area has a great wealth of talented musicians and performers, mastering such arts as:

  • Irish Step Dance, Ceili Dance & Set Dance
  • Traditional Irish & Scottish Music
  • Gaelic Language, Literature and Studies
  • Visual Arts & Instrument Making

The Celtic Junction wishes to bring these (and many other) traditions together under one roof and to provide a home where our community can thrive and grow together. Our desire is that by bringing together this thriving arts community, providing first-class facilities and amenities, and employing and supporting our local artists, The Celtic Junction might bolster the next chapter of Celtic culture and history here, in the place we are blessed to call home.

If you or your organization would like to be a part of this space, please come and join us—and pass it on; everyone is welcome!

Celtic Junction’s main floor lobby provides a warm and welcome atmosphere, not just for its students but for friends and families as well. Dance is taught in the bright and open studios. Music lessons are held in The Center for Irish Music’s exclusive new space on the mezzanine. Classes in the Gaelic Language, Irish Literature and Celtic Spirituality are held in the conference rooms that overlook downtown Minneapolis. Art is made and displayed as a living gallery throughout the building, and lastly, the Performance Space hosts concerts, education workshops, student recitals, school ceili dances and family music sessions!