Common Ground episode tells story of downtown mural

A new episode of Common Ground on Lakeland Public Television tells the story behind the mural at Aunt Belle’s Confectionary. It premiered Feb. 16 on Lakeland Prime and will repeat over the weekend on Lakeland Prime & Lakeland Plus. Watch online at and on the Common Ground PBS Facebook page.

The production shows video from August 2020 when the aging loon mural that welcomed visitors to Park Rapids’ picturesque downtown for decades was replaced with an updated mural that not only depicts a Park Rapids street scene, but also transcends time. Meet the artist, Lili Payne Lennox and her team as they use a vibrant palette to show downtown Park Rapids not only from morning to night, but throughout the seasons of the year as well. This new mural illustrates some of the many activities and events that downtown Park Rapids offers locals and visitors.

If you missed the time lapse video showing how artists created the mural in four days, you can watch it at