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Check out Hastings and Prescott!

The Hastings and Prescott Area offer such a variety of venues for visual arts, literature, and performing arts that we just can't fit them all in one page.

Check out the links below to find out more info about upcoming art exhibits, meet the author events, concerts, theater performances and other exciting events.


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SPARK in the parks 2017

truck by Tristan Herbst
children black dirt theater

HPAAC is offering free arts programs for all kids this summer!

Last year, HPAAC began Art in the Park at Three Rivers Park with art teacher Elizabeth Carroll and her art truck.

Art in the Park was so successful that HPAAC raised enough funds to expand the program this summer.

With the help of the YMCA, United Way, Hastings Family Service, Hastings Community Ed, and Hastings Parks, the HPAAC Arts in the Park Program will give children opportunities in art, dance, drama and music and rhythm throughout the summer at Lions Park and Three Rivers Park.

Summer Programs, Arts & Recreation for Kids  (SPARK) is a FREE program for youth in Hastings designed for 2nd - 8th graders.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Allen Saunders at 661-226-2912 or email

Please download the PDF below for the SPARK calendar and more information:

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Meet the Artists

Elizabeth Carroll

Elizabeth Carroll

Art Truck with Elizabeth Carroll

Elizabeth Carroll is both an artist and an educator. She currently teaches art at Pinecrest Elementary in Hastings and began the Art in the Park program last summer at Three Rivers Park.

Location: Three Rivers Park - July 11, 18, 25
Location: Lions Park - July 12, 19, 26



Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Hip Hop in the Park with Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel is a professional contemporary dancer, teaching artist and choreographer. She is a COMPAS artist-in-residence who has taught dance throughout the Twin Cities. She graduated from the Juilliard School with a BFA in Dance.

Location: Three Rivers Park- June 13, 20, 27, July 6
Location: Lions Park - June 14, 21, 28, July 7



Katie Rowles-Perich

Katie Rowles-Perich

Fun & Games with Black Dirt Theater/Katie Rowles-Perich

Join Black Dirt Theater Actor educator Katie Rowles-Perich this summer for creative theater fun! Play theater games, learn improv, and invent with puppets.

Location: Three Rivers Park - June 15, 22, 29, August 1
Location: Lions Park - June 16, 23, 30, July 5



Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson

Percussion in the Park with Marc Anderson

Marc Anderson is the founder and executive director of the M2 Foundation in Saint Paul. He has worked with teachers and students in Saint Paul Public Schools to help students explore rhythm and music.

Location: Three Rivers Park - July 13, 20, 27
Location: Lions Park - July 14, 21, 28
Location: Our Saviour's Church- August 8, 9

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Hastings MN Events

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