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Park Rapids Sculpture Trail opening, tour set for May 21

The public is invited to a grand opening and tour of the Park Rapids Sculpture Trail at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, beginning at Red Bridge Park.

Tim Nelsen’s entry, Rocket Fox, will be among new sculptures on the Park Rapids Sculpture Trail.
Contributed/ Tim Nelsen
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The city of Park Rapids and Park Rapids Arts and Culture Commission invite the public to the grand opening and tour of the Park Rapids Sculpture Trail at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

The event will start at Red Bridge Park, located at 175-199 Beach Road (east of U.S. Hwy. 71/Park Avenue North, about a block north of the stoplights at the junction of Hwy. 71 and State Hwy. 34). The tour will end in downtown Park Rapids.

Fourteen new sculptures are being installed and will remain in place for a year.

The artists whose works are selected have been invited to provide information on their works as part of the tour. They are Paul Albright, Akeley; Al Bellevue, Puposky; Brian Berle, Shakopee; Tim Cassidy, New York Mills; Aidan Demarals, Janesville and Tim James, Good Thunder; Hubbard County DAC/Salvage Depot, Park Rapids; Jon Kamrath, Mahtomedi; Isaac Kidder, Minnetrista; Sunghee Min, Roseville; Tim Nelsen, Bemidji; James Pedersen, Walker and Ryan Pedersen, North Mankato; Jamie Weinfurter, Iowa City, IA; and Simon Zornes, Bagley.

Starting at 1 p.m., Paul Albright then Ben Ranson will be playing at Bella Caffé. Kamree Carlson will be singing at Enjoy. Revel Brewing will host Scarlet Woods, starting at 6 p.m. Debbie Center and Doug Kuehn will entertain at 6:30 p.m. at Wine Not?


The Sculpture Trail is supported by numerous business sponsors and anonymous donors.


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