Eighteen months after the new owner of Aunt Belle’s Confectionary floated the idea of replacing a 15-year-old mural on the side of his building, a new painting will enhance the wall. Muralist Lili Payne of Minneapolis and a crew will begin the work Monday, Aug. 3 and, weather permitting, will finish Friday, Aug. 7. A steering committee representing several community organizations have collaborated on the project which is being made possible by grants, donations and a lot of volunteer work. Heartland Arts and the Park Rapids Downtown Business Association invite the community to join us in celebrating this new art work at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 along the sidewalk north of Aunt Belle’s. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.