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Youth Music and Art Showcase VI is Aug. 14-15

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council will showcase the artistic talents of area youth during Youth Music and Art Showcase VI Thursday and Friday, Aug. 14-15 in downtown Park Rapids.

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

The showcase provides young musicians with an opportunity to perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 as part of the 2nd Street Stage summer music series and at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. During the concert Friday afternoon, organizers will place prepared pieces of plywood and provide supplies for youth of all ages to draw art work in the park for an event we’re calling Art on the Spot. The finished pieces will be displayed at the Nemeth Art Center.

Bands scheduled to play Thursday and/or Friday are Incredibly Real - Dan Walsh, Jack Walsh, Jack Bateman, Logan Veo and Derek Reichling; Hog Rooster - Jacob and Owen Mahon; Gettysburg Address - Andrew Sauser, Austin Kalla, Mike Nicholas, Bob Sauser and Karissa Sauser; Scarlet Empire - Trai Schmidt, Edgar Guajardo, Corey Joslyn and Jordan Rasmussen. Other youth who will take part are Lael, Nathaniel and Eric Bervig; Cammille Henderson, Evan Lowry-Simpson, Cascade Oppitz and Alex Ziemann.

Prairie Thunder drum group (Josh Miller, Tom Mason, Rob Goodwin and Ed Miller) will be featured at 2:30 p.m. as part of Friday’s events in Pioneer Park.

This activity is funded in whole or in part by a Region 2 Arts Council Grant through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund passed by Minnesota voters on Nov. 4, 2008.

Nick Longworth
A graduate from St. Cloud State University, Nick photographs and writes a variety of stories for nearly every section of The Park Rapids Enterprise. His duties also include section layouts and online content submission.
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