The 2009 commemorative tile is designed by Karin Kraemer of Duluth Pottery.

The 8th Annual Minnesota Tile Festival, a one-day event set for Sept. 19, serves as a yearly gathering for “for those who love tiles, make tiles and collect tiles,” says the Handmade Tile Association, organizer of the event.

The festival, held at the American Swedish Institute, runs concurrently with the National Tile Conference "Tile and Mosaics, Past, Present, Future" presented by the Potters Council and the Handmade Tile Association. Deadline for participating in the event is August 20.

Additionally, the commemorative tile for the 2009, designed by Karin Kraemer of Duluth Pottery, has been unveiled. For more information, call (612) 781-6409 or visit