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Mosaic on a Stick is a Black-, Indigenous-, and woman-owned business providing a community art space by selling quality supplies, teaching mosaic classes, and creating commissions. Learn more by reading our Q&A below with owner Lori Greene!

When and why did you open Mosaic on a Stick?

We opened in 2004 in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. I was already a practicing mosaic artist and had a hard time finding the materials I wanted to use; I figured this was true of other artists. I also wanted to create a community space for people to come and make art regardless of their ability or experience.

What sets Mosaic on a Stick apart from other businesses?

I think what makes us special is that we are a community and everyone is welcome here.

What are some of the community installations you are most proud of and where are they located?

In 2020 we installed the Memorial to Survivors of Sexual Violence on Boom Island in Minneapolis. This was the first memorial of its kind in the US. This past summer, we installed two mosaic murals in Brittany’s Place, a shelter for girls who have been trafficked.

What is your vision and/or dream project(s) for the next five years?

I love building sculptures and would like to be commissioned to create several large-scale mosaic sculptures.

How can co-op shoppers support Mosaic on a Stick right now?

Co-op shoppers can take classes with us, purchase materials for their mosaics, or buy art or kits as gifts.

Our Community Partners are small, independent local businesses that have been hit especially hard by the effects of COVID-19. Join us in solidarity and show your love for our community by continuing to eat, drink and shop locally. Co-op member-owners get 10% off classes and 15% off materials at Mosaic on a Stick!