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Continued: Thousands of Rosemounters' tiles to create community mosaic

  • Article by: LIZ ROLFSMEIER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 21, 2014 - 4:53 PM

“It’s rather eclectic,” said Kotz, “and that’s kind of what we wanted.

“That’s kind of why we came up with the name ‘Art Blast’,” he said. “We just wanted to make it a fun time for Rosemount. We’re trying to be as wide as we can.”

The event dovetails with the arts council’s five-year-old Bluegrass Americana weekend (June 27-28), an event featuring a square dance and a variety of old time and bluegrass bands: the Fly Rite Girls, No Grass Limit, the Fishheads, and Sawtooth Bluegrass Band.

Art Blast activities wrap up on Sunday, with a “Rosemount Sings” event, a contest for amateur singers aged 15-25.

According to Kotz, “It’s going to be ‘American Idol,’ done Minnesota style.”

Liz Rolfsmeier is a Twin Cities freelance writer.

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  • The Paul Holland Band, featuring Deb Brown, will perform at the first annual Art Blast in Rosemount.

  • Artist Carly Schmitt will lead the community mosaic project planned for Rosemount’s Art Blast. “It is sometimes really amazing to see what people manage to fit on a one-inch square tile,” Schmitt said.

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    What: Personalize one of the 9,200 1-inch-by-1-inch wood tiles that will be used to create a 8-foot-by-8-foot mural commemorating Rosemount’s first settlers.

    When: June 24 and 26, 6-8 p.m.

    Where: Central Park, 2893 145th St. W., Rosemount

    More information: Or, on Facebook, search for Rosemount Art Blast. Call 612-272-0997 or 612-670-8939. Registration required for some activities.

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