Big Glass Blast!

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Three glassblowers from the Big Glass Blast team create a large scale gingerbread man at Big Glass Blast!

Big Glass Blast!
November 26
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come down to the Glass Studio to watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates a LARGE-scale Cornucopia throughout the day! Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick.

Big Glass Blast is held during “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” offering FREE Admission to all visitors! Click here to learn more about the new Family Days program. 

Where there is great bounty there is also great need. This year, the Big Glass Blast event takes on an added element of social responsibility to raise awareness and support for the M25 Initiative. The M25 Initiative is a 501c3 non-profit created for the sole purpose of engaging, equipping, empowering, and mobilizing individuals and organizations to employ innovative and cooperative solutions to alleviate suffering, feed the hungry, end poverty, reduce crime, revitalize a spirited community and transform lives. Representatives from the M25 Initiative will have a table in the Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Big Glass Blast.

Two Big Glass Blast artists shaping a snow monster with a blowtorch. Crowd in back standing and sitting, watching intently.
Assorted pieces by WheatonArts Ceramic Artists. Pitcher, teapot, cup, egg separator, sugar bowl, two vases and two bowls.

WheatonArts Annual Holiday Studio Sale
November 26 through December 5

Between glass shows, stop by the Holiday Studio Sale in the Event Center. Featuring close to 10,000 square feet of glass and pottery, the Holiday Studio Sale includes WheatonArts Glass Studio Artists, glass by Melanie and David Leppla, and a wide selection of pottery by Terry Plasket and WheatonArts Ceramic Studio Artists. Work is discounted 30 to 70 percent from original prices! Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to learn more.