Spotlight on the Arts in Park Rapids: August 1- August 5, 2013

Arms around the Armory, co-sponsored by PRLAAC and Region 2 Arts Council
Arms around the Armory, co-sponsored by PRLAAC and Region 2 Arts Council

Thursday August 1: The Seasonals on the 2nd Street Stage

Eclectic music by eclectic people, The Seasonals make high energy music and put their own spin on tunes from nearly every genre under the sun. Celebrate summer from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 with free music, a beer garden and family activities on 2nd Street in Downtown Park Rapids.  Sponsored by the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association.  For More info go to

 Thursday Aug 1 – Saturday Aug 3:  Northern Light Opera Company presents Carousel!

Carousel is a summertime must-see! This Roger and Hammerstein musical has been regarded by many critics as their finest achievement. Show time is 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday.  Tickets may be purchased at Beagle Books, Coborns, at the door, or on line at  $20/adults, $10/ students.  Park Rapids Area HS Auditorium. 401 Huntsinger Ave, Park Rapids, MN.

Saturday Aug 3:  Nemeth Art Center Midwest Multiples Reception

Midwest Multiples, Nemeth’s annual juried show of prints and artist books, will be opening on August 3, 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Midwest Multiples was juried by Rachel Gladfelter, the associate director of Pace Prints Chelsea, and features 16 artists from across the Midwest. Nemeth Art Center is located at 301 Court Avenue in Park Rapids.

Monday Aug 5: Arms Around the Armory

The public is invited to come and learn more about the community collaborative effort to launch The Upper Mississippi Center for the Arts: a home for arts activity, arts education, and cultural events in the Park Rapids Lakes Area.  10:30 a.m. – Noon on Monday August 5, 2013.  This event takes place at Armory Square on Highway 71 and 2nd Street in Park Rapids. Contact Region 2 Arts Council by Thursday Aug. 1 to let us know you are coming. Email or call 218 751-5447 or 1-800-275-5447.  This event is co-sponsored by the Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council and Region 2 Arts Council.