DAC dedicates new mural

The multi-panel nature scene features three-dimensional pop-ups of birds and fish.

Clients and staff of the Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center dedicate a new mural with a barbecue lunch Aug. 17, 2022 at the Salvage Depot in Park Rapids. Participants included, front row from left, Micah Waalen, Debbie Luther, Lynne Nygaard, Charlie Arvik, David Ceminski, Amy Schroeder, Tina Kendall, Emily Whitaker; back row, Dale Rundell, Shayna Braunschweig, Tina Brown, Vanessa Anderson, Esther Davidson, Norman Denstedt, Rose Rooney, Drew Plateck, Andrew Selbitschka and Curt Kako.
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The Hubbard County Developmental Achievement Center (DAC) dedicated a new mural Wednesday at the Salvage Depot.

The multi-panel painting with 3-D accents depicts a lake scene with trees, fish and loons.

According to Emily Whitaker with the DAC’s Salvage Depot thrift store, DAC clients and staff at multiple sites – including the Salvage Depot, Barely Used, the Tin Ceiling and the DAC’s main facility – collaborated in the “color by numbers” project, based on a design by artist Hannah Spry.

“We also used our woodworking skills to cut out the shapes and paint those and add them to the mural,” Whitaker said. “Everybody participated in this in one way or another to make it happen.”

The Park Rapids City Council recognized "Candy Crane" as the winning artwork on the downtown and Red Bridge Park Sculpture Walk.

Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at or 218-252-3053.
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