Northern Expressions Arts Collective (NEAC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
improving our communities. We offer unique day camps and arts education classes ranging
from musical theatre to photography. NEAC promotes family friendly entertainment, artist
development, and community service projects. It is our desire for every community to have
a thriving arts program to feed local community involvement.
What is ...In The Park?
A program that provides a fun, safe environment for children to develop important
life skills, discuss health/safety issues, and develop the next generation of
community leaders using the fine arts as the primary teaching platform.
Who can participate?
In The Park was designed for children entering 1st through 6th grades.
What typically goes on during a day of programming?
The program starts with welcome time where we go over the expectations of the
program in a fun and exciting way and do an energy-building opening game.
After the welcome time, a combination of any of the following could happen:
- A fun interaction storytime teaching important positive skill
(honesty, friendship, gentleness, patience, etc.)
- A food segment teaching kids how to make yummy healthy snacks
(and we get to eat them too!)
- A health/safety segment on age appropriate topics
(fire safety, bullying, hand washing, etc.)
- An art project scaled to the age level of the children
(tie-dye T-Shirts, watermelon boats, mini pumpkin painting, etc.)
- A game time working on teamwork and co-operation
(indoor and outdoor games - depending on the weather)
- Cool Contests, Fun Prizes, and more!
How often is the program offered?
In The Park initially is being offered the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11:00
AM to 1:00 PM at the Harrison Community Center in Lincoln Park. As the
program develops, we plan to add special events and additional locations around
the Duluth/Superior area and throughout northeastern MN.
How is ...In The Park staffed?
In The Park is staffed by the employees of Northern Expressions Arts Collective,
interns from local colleges, and volunteers from the community. The entire In The
Park team is thoroughly background checked and trained to provide the safest
experience possible for each child. If you are interested in volunteering, please
feel free to contact us by clicking here.
How is ...In The Park funded?
In The Park is currently funded by the local business community, the small fee
collected from each child per session, and by donations to Northern Expressions
Arts Collective by people like you! If you are interested in making either a monthy
or one-time donation you can go to our donations page by clicking here or if you
would like more information please contact us by clicking here.
Click Below to Register for ...In The Park