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Hastings and Prescott have been neighbors along the river for over 200 years! For nearly a decade, we have gathered annually to celebrate our shared commitment to advancing the arts in our communities. 

Since our beginning in 2008, The Hastings and Prescott Area Arts Council ( has been dedicated to providing more opportunities for the arts and humanities to thrive through three main impact areas: Funding Scholarships, Developing Local Partnerships, and Advancing Arts Programming. 

It is through your support of HPAAC and participation in the Friends Along the River Gala that these efforts continue. Thank you for joining us!


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We are proud to support many arts related causes in the Hastings -Prescott area. Some examples include art and music Scholarships for students, Tuesday Coffee Concerts, Sod House Theatre, Lumin Theatre Lab, Summer SPARK Program, Orange Dragon Art Gallery, Railway Art Gallery, River Valley Band, Building Bridges, The Longer Table, Seussical the Musical, Third Coast Percussion Residency, Maria Bournaki Residency, the Hmong "Seeds for Change" Art Exhibit, and Annual Local Arts Heroes recognitions.

Your contributions make all of these possible!

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Credit Cards are accepted online.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Confluence Sponsor

River Valley Sponsor


Mississippi Sponsors

-Bronwyn Skov

-Jackie and Scott Northard

Individual Sponsors

-Margaret Goderstad

-Sheri Fox

-DeAnn Engvall

-Don and Mary Ellen Olson

-Michael Erie-Dalziel

-Mary McAlpin

-Pat Powers and Richard Graham

-Dr. Brenda Kayzar

-Michael Farber

-Al Todnem

-Richard Smith and Leslie Atwood

-Nancy and Paul Kerestes

--Heidi Langenfeld

-Gail Glashan

-Patricia Schultz and Susan Karnick

-Ann Skoglund

-Jan Junkman

-Renee and Michael Cveykus

-Julie MacDougal and Steve Miller

-Pam Pontzer and Mitch Johnson

-Molly Welshons



In order to protect the health and safety of our community, we will be having a VIRTUAL fundraising Gala. By changing to an online event with no dinner or venue rental, the event will now be FREE for all participants. We have an amazing program planned for you the evening of September 27th. We will be Livestreaming the program that evening at 5:30 PM over our HPAAC YouTube channel at

If you already purchased tickets prior to COVID-19 restrictions last Spring, you have 2 options:

  1. You can choose to donate the cost of your ticket(s) and we will list you as a sponsor.
  2. You can request a full or partial refund of your ticket purchase, minus a small GiveSmart processing fee.


  • Anytime - Register for free to participate in the Online Gala  - select the Register button
  • Up to 2 Weeks prior to September 27th, 2020 - View and Bid on our Auction Items!


5:30 PM - Online Social Hour

- Gather with your viewing group and enjoy some online entertainment from HPAAC.

6 PM - HPAAC Virtual Gala Begins

- View a special program from HPAAC and our many artistic partners.

- Be sure to bid on our many wonderful auction items.

- Be generous and support our Fund A Need to support our many wonderful programs in the Hastings/Prescott Area

7:00 PM - Virtual Gala Ends

8:00 PM - Online Auction ends and bidding is closed.

Auction items can be picked up beginning the following day (Sept. 28) at 121 Tyler Street, Suite 110A (ARTSPACE Building), Hastings, MN. Pickup Hours will be 10 AM - 2 PM Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


Hosted By

Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council
PO Box 370, Hastings, MN 55033


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