Originally built in 1916 to serve as
an institution of learning for the children of Chatfield, the historic property now houses programming in the performing and visual arts with a mission to act as a regional hub for advancement of the Arts by fostering creative expression,
social engagement and lifelong learning.
Founded by Jim Perkins in 1969, the the Chatfield Brass Band has maintained a rich tradition of community concerts and parade performances. Our members range in age from 15 to 85 and hail from 15 communities throughout SE Minnesota. The Chatfield Brass Band, Inc. also operates the Chatfield Music Lending Library.
Wits’ End Theatre is the resident theatre company at the Chatfield Center for the Arts. It is our mission to produce community-based theatre for all ages; to teach volunteers in the craft of theatre, both onstage and behind the scenes; and to instill broad appreciation of the benefits and joy theatre can bring to your community.