Mosaic Mania! Breaking Glass, Expanding Minds is an ever growing art outreach project intended to promote creativity among youth and showcase rural Minnesota's commitment to the arts.
Classrooms of students from around the region are annually invited to take part in the project. Students learn the art of glass mosaics by making a 5"x5" mosaic that is theirs to keep. As well as a class project done on old window sash. The windows are gathered and donated by community members.
Mosaic Mania class projects culminate in a display and silent auction
at Parkfest held in May at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion in May each year.
50% of money raised from the silent auctions will go back to support children’s programming at the
DLCCC with the other 50% going back to participating schools to support arts programming. 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.