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30 Minute Glass Experience

We are excited to share our love and process of hot glass with you, students work one-on-one with an experienced instructor to create their own … more

Chihuly at Biltmore

  • June 21, 2018
  • Time: See website
  • Venue:  Biltmore Estate
  • Address: 1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803

A new exhibition opening at Biltmore in 2018, will feature the work of multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures. Opening on May … more

Chihuly Nights at Biltmore

  • June 21, 2018
  • Time: See website
  • Venue:  Biltmore Estate
  • Address: 1 Approach Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Chihuly at Biltmore Select Evenings, May 17–October 7, 2018 Biltmore’s historic gardens will open to the public in the evening for special … more

Exhibition: Red Hot in the Blue Ridge

  • June 21, 2018
  • Venue:  Asheville Art Museum
  • Address: 175 Biltmore Avenue (temporary location), Asheville, NC 28801

The Asheville Art Museum presents Red Hot in the Blue Ridge , featuring glass from the Museum’s Collection. Glass as an art form emerged in Western … more

Glass Takeover Exhibition

  • June 21, 2018
  • Time: From: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Venue:  Blue Spiral 1
  • Address: 38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Blue Spiral 1 will hold a glass take-over exhibition in its upstairs galleries during the 2018 "Summer of Glass." This is in participation with many … more

Scenes of Japan

  • June 21, 2018
  • Venue:  Bender Gallery
  • Address: 29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Exhibition of glass and mixed media sculpture and paintings on glass by the widely collected Japanese artist Hiroshi Yamano. Celebrated as one of the … more

Summer of Glass on the Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour

Enjoy Asheville’s Summer of Glass event 7-days-a-week while using the Hop-On/Hop-Off Tour. The Hop-On/Hop-Off tour features information on the … more

Art Tour, Glass Studios #2 - full day, June 22

The June 22nd tour is a wonderful opportunity to discover five premier artists in this glass-centric region of the country. Sherry Masters, your guide … more

Glassblowing demonstrations

  • June 22, 2018
  • Venue:  Biltmore
  • Address: One Lodge Street, Asheville, NC 28803

Glassblowing demonstrations in Antler Hill Village, next to Traditions Gallery. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 2-5, weather permitting. … more

North Carolina & the Studio Glass Movement

  • June 23, 2018
  • Address: 14 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28801

This Exhibition will delve into the regions unique history and influence on the Studio Glass Movement. It will feature educational and historical … more

Visiting Artist Workshop Series: Chris Ahalt

During this educational demonstration Chris will show his sculpting techniques while creating one of his signature animal balloons. Sculpted in … more

Momentum Gallery Opens New Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS

  • July 1, 2018
  • Venue:  MOMENTUM GALLERY
  • Address: 24 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Momentum Gallery in downtown Asheville is pleased to participate in the Summer of Glass, a WNC celebration of glass art in conjunction with the Dale … more

The Magic of Nature

  • July 5, 2018
  • Venue:  Bender Gallery
  • Address: 29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Exhibition of exquisite cut and engraved glass sculpture by Scottish artist Eric Hilton. Hilton is a skilled master at working glass to convey the … more

Glassworks Concert Series: Hot Glass, Live Music, Craft Beer

The Lexington Glassworks serves as the backdrop for the ultimate local music, art and beer experience. Join us the 1st Friday of each month from … more

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

  • July 13, 2018
  • Time: 3 Days. Tours begin at 10:00am on Friday and offer events through 8:00pm on Sunday evening
  • Venue:  North Carolina Glass Center
  • Address: 140C Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER OF GLASS VIP WEEKEND PACKAGES INCLUDE: Welcome at the NC Glass Center with glass blowing demonstration Visit to the North Carolina … more

Second Saturdays at NCGC

Come and visit North Carolina Glass Center for Second Saturdays in the River Arts District. Second Saturdays hosts a diverse array of 200+ open … more

Art Tour, Glass Studios #3 - Full Day July 20th

Interested in Glass? Then this is the tour for you! Go with Art Connections and spend a fascinating day meeting some of the top glass artists in the … more

Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands

  • July 21, 2018
  • Address: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

In its 71st year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands returns to downtown Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center. Filling both the concourse and arena … more

Sunday Morning Mingle

Join us as we celebrate the Summer of Glass here in Asheville at our gallery in Biltmore Village! To honor the long-standing traditions of glass … more

Glass Gateway Dedication

  • July 27, 2018
  • Venue:  Intersection of West Main St. and Hwy19E, Burnsville, NC
  • Address: 102 West Main Street, PO Box 882, Burnsville, NC 28714

Planning for this day began years ago with preliminary funding from the NC Arts Council, a state agency and has continued to grow until we celebrate … more

Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina

  • July 28, 2018
  • Venue:  Dottie Owen Great Room, Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery
  • Address: 269 Oak Avenue, Second Floor, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

This exhibit will focus on the impact the glass artists of the Toe River Valley has had on the global art scene. It will feature work of some of the … more

ALCHEMY | Contemporary studio glass

  • July 31, 2018
  • Time: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5, closed Monday
  • Venue:  Penland School of Crafts
  • Address: 3135 Conley Ridge Rd., Penland, NC 28765

The Penland Gallery presents Alchemy | Ideal Conditions, featuring contemporary works in glass by nationally recognized artist-innovators. … more

Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina

  • August 1, 2018
  • Venue:  269 Oak Ave, Spruce Pine NC
  • Address: 102 W.Main St, Burnsville, NC 28714

Sphere of Influence will visually document the global impact of WNC glass artists, and the research gathered from over 55 regional glass artists. … more

Glass Studio Guided Tour

  • August 3, 2018
  • Venue:  Mitchell and Yancey Counties
  • Address: 102 West Main St., PO Box 882, Burnsville, NC 28714

If you want to meet the maker in the Valley known as the birthplace of studio glass, then climb on board with Robin Warden, art consultant and curator … more

Lino Tagliapietra - The Maestro

  • August 3, 2018
  • Venue:  Bender Gallery
  • Address: 29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

Gallery focus exhibition of intricate Venetian glass sculpture by famed international glass blower Lino Tagliapietra. Lino Tagliapietra is an … more

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER OF GLASS VIP WEEKEND PACKAGES INCLUDE: Welcome at the NC Glass Center with glass blowing demonstration Visit to the North Carolina … more

Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tour

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER OF GLASS VIP WEEKEND PACKAGES INCLUDE: Welcome at the NC Glass Center with glass blowing demonstration Visit to the North Carolina … more

"Inspiration"

  • September 8, 2018
  • Venue:  Mark Bettis Studio & Gallery (Wedge Studios)
  • Address: 123 Roberts St, Historic Wedge Building, Asheville, NC 28801

"Inspiration",a mixed media show inspired by Modern Art in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Featured will be, some of Asheville's finest Sculptors and … more

Ornament Showcase

Join us as we celebrate the Summer of Glass here in Asheville at our gallery in Biltmore Village! To honor the long-standing traditions of glass … more

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