For Arts' Sake…

The Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council (PRLAAC) was organized in 2005 "to promote excellence in the arts through creation, education and performance. In 2011, PRLAAC partnered with the City of Park Rapids in earning the Region 2 Arts Council's "Arts Community Designation." In 2019 our name was changed to "Heartland Arts."


"Heartland Arts" serves as an umbrella organization for 20 arts and cultural organizations in the greater Park Rapids area. Representatives from these arts groups, along with individual arts project champions, meet monthly to coordinate arts calendars, share information and incubate interest in new arts projects.

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All the efforts and the mission of Heartland Arts is to promote excellence in the arts through creation, education and performance.


Please help us expand opportunities for youth, artists and arts organizations in the Heartland Lakes area by making a donation today. We can do this together!

Creative MN logoLatest Creative MN reports show ways Arts Give Back

Learn all the ways the Arts is Giving Back across MN including Hubbard County. You can view the research at:


Here are six ways the Arts Give Back to Minnesota:

  1. 82% believe creative expression is important
  2. MN has more than 108,000 artists and creative workers
  3. 90% of Minnesotans believe the arts make Minnesota desirable
  4. The arts contributes at least $2 billion to Minnesota’s economy
  5. 91% believe the arts are important to education
  6. 23 million people attend the arts – that is more than 4 arts events per year per Minnesotan!
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This is where awesome happens. GiveMN connects generous people like you with Heartland Arts and works to make the Park Rapids Area and Minnesota a better place. Please support Heartland Arts by clicking on the GiveMN link below and giving generously.

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