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.
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Dozens of people took in the performance by Charanga Tropical, a latin band, as part of the City of Hastings "Music in the Park" series under the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park on Thursday, Aug. 19. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Daniela Bianchini works on the mural on the Hastings Family Service building during the "See the Artist at Work" event Thursday, Aug. 19, which was the kickoff for the mural. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings-based Holtyme is a custom apparel and products company that was at the Makers Alleyway Market Thursday evening selling t-shirts. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Kittyhawk Krunch sells freeze-dried, crunchy snacks at the Makers Alleyway Market. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
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A latin band by the name of Charanga Tropical performed Thursday evening, Aug. 19, as part of the City of Hastings' "Music in the Park" series at Levee Park. They provided live music to the crowd and those visiting the Makers Alleyway Market and Mural Project "See the Artist at Work" events around Levee Park. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Part of the mural going up on the back of Hastings Family Service by Daniela Bianchini and Pablo Diego Perez Riesco (aka Kalaka) facing Levee Park. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Spencer Johnson (right) and Cindy Wagner (left) were volunteering at the Spiral Brewing booth Thursday, handing out free samples on a hot evening. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette
Vetiver Solutions, a public benefit corporation, sells sustainable honey and beeswax products like lotion bars and lip balm to help invest in sustainable farming practices in Moreau, Haiti. They had a booth full of their products at the Makers Alleyway Market on Thursday, Aug. 19. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette