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Mallory Alto and Marilyn Corson, of Walker, will perform acoustic guitar, piano and vocal pieces for the Youth Music and Art Showcase. (Submitted photo)

Youth Music and Art Showcase is Aug. 18-20

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Youth Music and Art Showcase is Aug. 18-20
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The third annual Youth Music and Art Showcase will be Aug. 18-20.

Art will be displayed in downtown Park Rapids businesses and will be judged by professional artists. Several artists have submitted art for the showcase.


New additions are Dannon Yliniemi, 17, and Dailey Yliniemi, 15, of Osage. The siblings will show a variety of photography.

Musicians of all kinds will perform at a variety of Park Rapids downtown businesses as well. The music schedule is as follows:

Friday, Aug. 19

Pioneer Park

Noon - Undecided with Trai Schmidt, Corey Joslyn, Edgar Guajardo and Josh Johnson

12:30 - Alex Ziemann and Cole Randall

1 - Mallory Alto and Marilyn Corson

1:30 - Autumn Pendegayosh

3 - Alex Ziemann and Cole Randall

3:30 - Undecided

4 - Jack Mercado and Kevin McMorrow

4:30 - To be determined

Bella Caffé

2 - Piano students Trinity Heegard, Coral Johnson, Lewis Johnson, Cody Smith and Megan Geraedts

2:30 - Sarah Schultz and Myah Schultz

3 - Mallory Alto and Marilyn Corson

Saturday, Aug. 20

The main concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the outdoor pavilion at the Jokela Rodeo & Auction Grounds on Highway 34 east.

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is organizing the event.

The main concert will feature reggae band "Make the Most," with Josh Prendiz, lead vocalist, on guitar; Brandon Prendiz on drums; and Roger Fenzel, back up vocalist, on bass. Other performers will be local singer/guitarist Alex Ziemann and singer/ songwriter/guitarist Cole Randall.

Tickets for the concert sold in advance at Beagle Books and The Good Life Cafe and at the door are $5 for adults, $20 for families and children under 5 free.

The artists are competing for four $100 scholarships for high school and older students and four $25 scholarships for middle school age students. A schedule of the young artists and venues will be available to guide people to all locations.

Day care providers and parents of preschoolers are invited to bring their children downtown to do chalk art on sidewalks Friday morning. Free chalk will be available at Wildwood Enchantment, 209 South Main Ave.

This activity is made possible, in part, by a grant provided by the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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