The City of Hastings hosted three events celebrating the arts Thursday evening, Aug. 19, at Levee Park.

Charanga Tropical, a Latin band, played as the latest in the city's "Music in the Park" series at the Rotary Pavilion in Levee Park. Charanga Tropical provided live music to not only the concert attendees, but those there for the Makers Alleyway Market and "See the Artist at Work" events.

The city is piloting new programming called Makers Alleyway Market, where local artisans and craftsman can show off and sell their products in the alleyway by the Levee Park parking lot and American Legion. Over half a dozen local business sold setup booths in the heat. Two more markets will be held the next two Thursdays (August 26 and September 2). 

Finally, work on the mural on the back of the Hastings Family Service started and a "See the Artist at Work" event was held to kickoff the project. Artist Daniela Bianchini, who submitted the awarded proposal along with Pablo Diego Perez Riesco (aka Kalaka), was working for those interested in observing during the evening. 

Click through the below pictures of all three events!

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