Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC)

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You do not need to be an artist, musician, actor or author to be a member! Showing your support of the arts helps us create an environment that ensures a richer community for generations to come.

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Don't miss these upcoming events!


The Fifth Annual Gala, sponsored by HPAAC, will feature delicious food, music, a live and silent auction, and the opportunity to meet with local artists and help support the Arts!

Location: Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Hall, 2035 W. 15th Street, Hastings, MN 55033

Date and Time: Friday, November 4, 2016, 6 p.m

Now in its 9th year, the mission of HPAAC is to foster the arts in the community. To accomplish this mission, HPAAC funds activities such as the Black Dirt Theater, a monthly writers workshop, music programs in the schools and free weekly art lessons for adults.

HPAAC has also been instrumental in bringing a new Artspace building to Hastings. When completed, the building will provide 37 affordable live-work spaces for artists as well as community and commercial space in downtown Hastings.

Ticket locations: Hastings YMCA, BreakAway Arts, and Orange Dragon Art Gallery

Online: Gala Tickets

“Colors of Fall” Exhibit

Come and meet the artists!

Find out how the theme was interpreted at the next Orange Dragon Art Gallery Artist Reception.

Friday, Nov 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Orange Dragon Art Gallery  Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
122 Orange Street
Prescott, Wisconsin. 54021


Music in Hastings

River Valley Band Concerts 2016/2017

The River Valley Community Band is based in Hastings and members of the group come from all backgrounds and experience levels -happy to express the knowledge that Music is for Life!

They perform quality repertoire and practice to prepare for selected concerts that take place throughout the year.

Here is a quick list of upcoming Sixth Season Concerts:

Fall Concert with Hastings HS Wind Ensemble & the Medalist Band
Tuesday,  October 25, 2016  7:00 pm at HHS Auditorium

“Sounds of the Season” with Ponticelli String Ensemble

Sunday, December 4, 2016   3:00 pm at  St. Phillips Lutheran Church

**Additional Christmas concert may be scheduled**

"A Celebration of Music in Hastings"
Sunday, March 5,  2017 at Hastings Arts Center

Spring Concert
TBD - Either May 20 or May 21, 2017 at Hastings Rotary Pavilion

For more details and updated information visit River Valley Band Facebook Page                                                      

River Valley Band 2015

Connecting Community Through Music

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2016 River City Sculpture Tour

Hastings and Prescott

What is the River City Sculpture Tour?

An ongoing outdoor exhibit of FREE public art throughout the St. Croix and Mississippi River Valley. All the artwork is original sculpture from regional and national artists.

This traveling program will be on display throughout the summer in the participating communities: Hastings/Prescott, Stillwater, Red Wing, Lake City, Winona and Lacrosse.

For more info visit River City Sculpture Tour

Art and Workshops in Hastings & Prescott

Ongoing Art Opportunities

Susan ZPlaying 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:

Monthly Writers' Workshops at LeDuc Historic Estate. Next meeting: October 4, 2016 (no meetings during the summer).

The LeDuc Historic Estate   offers 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.

Evansen Art Studio offers beginner and advanced painting workshops.
Please visit Evansen Art Studio for a listing of upcoming classes.


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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