HPAAC offered free arts programs for all kids this summer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Artists
Art Truck with Elizabeth CarrollElizabeth 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
Hip Hop in the Park with Alanna Morris-Van TasselAlanna 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
Fun & Games with Black Dirt Theater/Katie Rowles-PerichJoin 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
Percussion in the Park with Marc AndersonMarc 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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