The 7th Annual Minnesota Tile Festival, held recently at The American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, saw an 11-percent increase in attendance from past years. “This beat our 892 attendance in 1994 when we did the state fair. We hit our goal of growing attendance by 11% and we hit it right on the head. If we grow 10% next year we will finally break our 1,000-person mark," noted Josh Blanc, Handmade Tile Association, LLC.
More than 40 talented, skilled, and award-winning tile artists from around the country participated in the annual show, which showcased a hybrid mixture of arts festival and trade show -- all focusing on handmade art tiles and mosaics.
For more information about the organization, call (612) 781-6409, or visit www.handmadetileassociation.org.