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Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council

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“Lemonade for the Lawnboy: The Musical!”



Dream team of Minnesota artists, writers and musicians come together to create a very original musical.

What do you get when you explore the magical, yet tangled, intersection between the genius of art and the self-destruction of addiction; set it to catchy music against a backdrop of vivid visual art; and deliver it via a powerhouse cast of performers? You get “Lemonade for the Lawnboy: The Musical!,” a new musical theater production running for one week this June in Hastings.

The story-within-a-story musical is a multilayered artistic collaboration based on the life and art of the formerly down-and-out David W. Cook II — the local artist known as “the Flower Bomber” for his public guerrilla art installations of giant, colorful flowers — who once worked as a lawn boy for the wealthy women of Minnetonka.

“Lemonade for the Lawnboy: The Musical!” runs June 1 through June 5 at the Hastings Arts Center, 216 4th Street East, Hastings, and is made possible with support from the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council. Read More

Tickets are available for $20 here.

Ongoing Art Opportunities

Playing with Art
Mondays 10 am - noon

Join local artist and founding HPAAC member Susan Zinschlag as you explore art by drawing with colored pencils and painting with water color pencils and paint. Any skill level welcome. Supplies will be provided. No painting or drawing experience necessary.  Join us this year to relax by coloring using adult coloring books. Coloring books and supplies provided. NO FEE!

Tilden Community Center 310 River Street Hastings MN 55033

Little Colony Artist’s Group
Thursday morning 9 am - noon.

Led by Artist and Renowned Architect Tom Blanck

Anyone may join this weekly class offered by Prescott Community Education. It costs $25 per semester and meets every

Held at UCC Church, Prescott WI Coffee and treats are enjoyed!

Additional Learning Venues

Art, Music, and Workshops in Hastings:

The LeDuc Historic Estate will be offering a variety of classes.
Please visit LeDuc Historic Estate for more information.

The Hastings Arts Center offers private music lessons and a variety of art classes (drawing and painting).
Please visit Hastings Arts Center for more information and class registration.

BreakAway Arts offers a large variety of classes and workshops.
Please visit BreakAway Arts website for complete details.

Monthly Writers' Workshops at LeDuc Historic Estate. Next meeting: September 6, 2016 (no meetings during the summer).


We Are One

Members make it happen. When you become a member, every person benefits! Your membership makes it possible for HPAAC to provide opportunities for artists, musicians, actors and authors to exhibit their work, share their music, their talent and their stories.


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