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Summer of Glass VIP Weekend Tours

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends are certain to be a ‘glass-lovers’ dream trip! These packaged itineraries are not only a fantastic way to experience some of the best art glass in the nation, but also include your ticket to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains; the splendor of Biltmore Estate; local Southern hospitality; the flavors of Asheville’s foodie culture; and a fun-filled weekend to remember.

Summer of Glass VIP Weekends Dates

Book online now! June 8-10 | July 13-15 | August 17-19 | September 7-9

Exclusive Summer of Glass VIP Weekend packages include:

  • Welcome at the NC Glass Center with glass blowing demonstration
  • Visit to the North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement exhibition, with a welcome from the curator
  • Reservations at a premier partner restaurant featuring glass art
  • Guided tour of Asheville galleries with glass exhibitions
  • Ticket to Chihuly Nights at Biltmore
  • Guided day-long tour to four professional glass artists’ private studios; lunch and transportation included
  • Glass Collector Home visit offered in two of the four VIP weekends (June and August only)*
  • Brunch at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery with guest glass artist
  • A hands-on glass-making experience at the NC Glass Center
  • Ticket to return and tour Chihuly at Biltmore during the daytime
  • A swag bag for each participant, with gifts and Asheville art-insider information.

*June and August VIP weekends include a Collector Home visit. July and September VIP weekends include studios in the beautiful Toe River Valley near Penland School of Craft.

Click here for rates and full VIP Weekend itineraries!

Book online now! June 8-10 | July 13-15 | August 17-19 | September 7-9

Please note: Accommodations are NOT included in Summer of Glass VIP Weekends. Click here to search hotel rates and availability for your desired travel dates.

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

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

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