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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

ALCHEMY | Contemporary studio glass

  • August 21, 2018
  • 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

Chihuly at Biltmore

  • August 21, 2018
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  • 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

  • August 21, 2018
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  • 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

  • August 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

  • August 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

Group Glass Exhibition, REFLECTIONS, at Momentum Gallery

  • August 21, 2018
  • Venue:  MOMENTUM GALLERY
  • Address: 24 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

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

Lino Tagliapietra - The Maestro

  • August 21, 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 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

The Magic of Nature

  • August 21, 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

Enamel the Blue Ridge Mountain Pendant Workshop

  • August 22, 2018
  • Venue:  River Arts Dsitrict
  • Address: 191 Lyman Street, Suite 256, Asheville, NC 28801

Join me in one of three weekly workshops and enamel a sterling silver mountain pendant. I'll walk you through step by step using the wet-packing … more

Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina

  • August 22, 2018
  • Venue:  Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery
  • Address: 269 Oak Avenue, Second Floor, Dottie Owen Great Room, 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

Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina

  • August 22, 2018
  • Venue:  269 Oak Avenue

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 24, 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

Glassblowing demonstrations

  • August 24, 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

  • August 25, 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

Linear Angularity - Optical Crystal Sculpture by Toland Sand

  • September 6, 2018
  • Venue:  Bender Gallery
  • Address: 29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

LINEAR ANGULARITY EXHIBITION AT BENDER GALLERY Optical Crystal and Dichroic Glass Sculptures by Artist Toland Sand Bender Gallery is proud to present … 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

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

Warm Glass Pop-Up Exhibit ft. Cast, Fused & Stained Glass

Join us for a festive evening of music, local beer and a pop-up glass show featuring regional glass artists displaying their artistry in stained, cast … 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

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 #4 -Full Day September 14th

  • September 14, 2018
  • Address: 36 Montford Ave., ,

Amazing glass, the calm vibe of September, a drive out exploring in the Blue Ridge Mountains – this glass studio tour is sure to be a delightful … more

Open Studio Art Tour

  • September 15, 2018
  • Venue:  Grovewood Village
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Village, Adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC 28804

Connect with local makers! On Saturday, September 15, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing … 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

Art Tour, Glass Studios #5 -Full Day October 5th

  • October 5, 2018

Summer of Glass is winding down and we're happy to offer one final glass tour while Chihuly at Biltmore is still in Asheville! This glass studio tour … more

Open Studio Art Tour

  • October 20, 2018
  • Venue:  Grovewood Village
  • Address: 111 Grovewood Village, Adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC 28804

Connect with local makers! On Saturday, October 20, the resident artists at Grovewood Village will open up their studios to the public, allowing … more

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