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Arts Downtown PR event to debut July 15

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council is sponsoring the first Arts Downtown PR event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 15 in Park Rapids.

This event is designed to bring audiences to see and hear visual artists, musicians, writers and other artists in businesses in downtown Park Rapids on the Third Thursday of the month year round.

Thursday's musical line-up includes County 20, the North Star Ensemble, Alabaster Falls, Ben Ranson, Eric Bervig, Fran Gack and Eddie Kidd as well as poet LouAnn Muhm, the Minnesota Folklore Theater, bead artist Patrick Polk, the ongoing display at Blank Canvas Gallery and more.

A schedule of venues and times various artists will be performing will soon be available at downtown businesses and the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber office as well as on the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association website, www.parkrapidsdown

The public is invited to participate in these events and encouraged to make a free will donation to the artists. Contact Paul Dove at 732-7096, or Lu Ann Hurd-Lof at 652-4081,