In 1983, a group of interested community members and community education personnel met to form the Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts. This group has been providing entertainment for the Lakes Area ever since. Greater Lakes Performing Arts (GLAPA) is responsible for setting a season of performances, soliciting season ticket sales, and raising funds to underwrite programs, if necessary. GLAPA has an active membership of 120 plus season ticket holders who enjoy a theatre and arts season of visiting performers, touring theatre shows, and guest artists, as well as the Pequot Lakes Community Theatre programs