The Arts Downtown PR Series: Thursday, May 19th, 5 to 7 p.m. in Downtown Park Rapids

Poet Richard Sederstrom reads from his collection of poetry

Author Jess Lourey promises reading and author roulette (come and find out what that is) at Beagle Books. Enjoy Stu Hoffman playing the piano in the style of his favorite pianist, George Winston, from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Bella Caffè. At The Good Life Cafe, Alex Ziemann will play and sing classic rock from 5:30 to 6 and 6:30 to 7 p.m. Richard Sederstrom has returned from Arizona with a book of new poems, “Folly, A Book of Last Summers.” He will read at Blank Canvas Gallery & Education Center from 5 to 5:30 and 6 to 6:30 p.m.

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. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to make a free will donation to the artists. Contact Lu Ann Hurd-Lof at 652-4081,

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.