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410 Central Ave N
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: 952-758-1734
Fax: 952-758-1739

New Prague Arts Council

The New Prague Arts Council is a network of local artists and arts supporters who host a number of arts activities each year and sponsor community art projects. Additional members are always welcome, contact Janelle, jkirsch@isd721.org, for meeting dates and times.

 

21th Annual Dozinky Variety Show

This annual celebration of local talent is the Arts Council’s main fundraising event.  Each year, more than 400 people come to New Prague High School on Saturday night of the annual fall Dozinky® festival to see singers, dancers, musicians, and other local performers share their skills on stage.  The Arts Council uses these funds to pay for their other events and as matching funds for arts grants.  The New Prague Arts Council is pleased to announce that this year's Variety Show sponsor is Brusseau Investments. Their sponsorship is very much appreciated and helps defray the cost of the hosting the event so that all funds raised can go directly to supporting community arts.

The 21th Annual Variety Show will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 7 pm. This year’s show will be directed by Elise Lundeen and produced by Tammy Murphy with Bill Halverson as emcee. Don’t miss out on this showcase of amazing talent performed by local groups and individuals. Tickets are currently on sale; reserve your tickets by clicking on this link or by stopping at the Community Education office or the New Prague Chamber of Commerce.

We are looking for all types of talent to participate in this year's Variety Show and would love to include you. If you would like to audition to perform you will find the audition letter and performer application form by clicking on the links provided. Join us for an audition on Sunday, August 12th between 1 and 3pm at the NPMS Auditorium.

 

Artist’s Alley at Dozinky®

This began as a hands-on art experience for children and has grown into an event for all ages.  Join us from 1-4pm on Saturday, September 21st (immediately following the parade) at the annual Dozinky festival. We are located on Main Street next to Tupy's Neck and Back Clinic.  This free event is hosted by the New Prague Arts Council with the help of local artists.  Festival goers are invited to come, see, and experience the joy of creative art! Interested in assisting with this year's event? We are looking for artists and face painters. Call 952-758-1733.

 

Annual Student Art Show

Each spring, the Arts Council supports local art teachers in preparing and displaying student art work at the New Prague Library. The show is divided into two evenings – Elementary (PreK-Grade 5) and Secondary (Grades 6-12). We invite you to come out and see the amazing pieces our students create.

The 2019 Art Show is going on now. 

 

Ides of March Dance with Little Chicago

New this year! The Ides of March Dance replaced the Black Friday Dance which began in 2014 as a fundraiser to promote the arts in the New Prague area. This event was held at the Park Ballroom and was sponsored by Wells Fargo Investors, the New Prague Arts Council and New Prague Area Community Education. The purpose of this event is to provide a family-friendly, high quality, inexpensive activity to welcome spring back to Minnesota. Fun, toe-tapping, dance worthy music was played by the “Little Chicago” band. Food and beverages were available for purchase and some amazing raffle items were available for dance goers to take a chance on with their $1 raffle tickets. Money raised at this event goes to support the annual Student Art Show, Artists Alley, and other activities sponsored by the Arts Council. Watch for this event again next year!

 

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