Mosaic Mania 2009

Thank you to everyone for making this year's program a success!

More than 2,000 students in grades 3-6 are taking part in this year's area-wide art project, “Mosaic Mania! Breaking Glass, Expanding Minds.” The project, now in it's second year, is intended to promote creativity among youth and showcase rural Minnesota's commitment to the arts.

Classrooms of students from Barnesville, Circle of Life, Detroit Lakes, Frazee, Home School Groups, Lake Park-Audubon, Perham, and Waubun-Ogema have all been invited to take part in the project. Students will learn the art of glass mosaics by making a 5"x5" glass mosaic they will keep. As well as learning that working together as a team, they can create beautiful class projects.

Mosaic Mania's class projects will culminate in a display and silent auction at the community picnic scheduled for May 12th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the DL City Park and Pavilion. All money raised from the silent auctions will go back to support children’s rogramming at the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center. The DLCCC operates an After School Program in which children participate in hands-on arts and fitness activities, the Holmes Theatre annually presents 4-6 children’s shows attended by thousands of area school children at a reduced rate, as well as provide funding for future outreach projects with area schools.

If you would like to place a bid on a mosaic window and are unable to attend the picnic, you may contact the Holmes Theatre at 844-7469, and give your proxy bid amount. Area volunteers will place your bid(s) for you at the community picnic.

Mosaic Mania is part of the Historic Holmes Theatre BTD Community Connection series. Various businesses have donated supplies for the art project. Glass was generously provided by Spectrum Glass Company. Glass for the 5"x5" individual projects has been donated by Harmon Glass Doctor, Beug's Ace Hardware and Detroit Paint and Glass. Additional supplies have been donated by Lynette Conmy of Jack Chivers Realty and The Glass Lady. Glue was provided at a reduced rate by Beug’s Ace Hardware in Detroit Lakes. The name plates for the windows have been donated by Tropy House. Funding has been in part provided by The Beim Foundation. The following area businesses have also shown their dedication to the arts for our area students by sponsoring one or more classes for $100.

American Family Ins.-Jim Hedstrom
Wagner Insurance
Mii-gii-way-win Advisory Board
Floral Impressions
Lake Park Cuba Insurance
Seaberg Power Sports
DL Women of Today
DL Noon Kiwanis
David-Donehower Funeral Home
Dynamic Homes
Lakes Mortgage
Barnesville PTA
Paul Davis Restoration
Smith Family Dentistry
Thrifty White Drug
Barnesville CAPP
Cenex Community Co-op of Lake Park
Detroit Lakes Ford Chrysler Dodge
Lynette Conmy, Jack Chivers Realty
Mosaic Consulting
Greg and Marcia Potvin
State Bank of Lake Park

For more information, please contact Becky Mitchell at 218-844-4221 Ext. 117 or email

Thank you for your continued support to Mosaic Mania !