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Battle of the Glassblowers!


West Michigan Glass Art Center Heats Up for the 9th Annual Battle of the Glassblowers 

Friday, May 1 from 5 - 10 PM
Saturday, May 2 from 12 - 6 PM. 

West Michigan Glass Art Center is proud to host Kalamazoo's highly anticipated 9th annual Battle of the Glassblowers the first weekend in May. This high stakes, glass sporting event promises jaw dropping moments of excitement as glassblowers and flameworkers transform hot molten glass into exquisitely delicate objects. A FREE, family-friendly event featuring unparalleled talented glass artists from across the region!

For more information call West Michigan Glass Art Center at 269-552-9802.

Love the pieces created during the Battle of the Glassblowers?  Much of the work created during the Battle is auctioned off during our exciting "Raise Your Glass" annual fundraising event: May 16.


Announcing this Year's Battle T-Shirt Design Competition!

We're reaching out to amazingly creative peopleto help us design this year's Battle of the Glassblowers T-Shirt!

Here's how it works:

  • Any 2-D medium accepted.
  • Submissions must be received by March 6! 
  • Contact us for logo artwork if desired.
Here's what you win:
  • A free t-shirt 
  • 2 tickets to Raise Your Glass fundraiser on Saturday, May 16. 
  • Design credit on the Glass Month program and on our website (we'll link to your's as well).
How to Enter:
  • Create your amazing design!
  • Submit either a digital file or the physical artwork by March 6 to info@wmglass.org or to our office: 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, STE 100 in the Park Trades Center.
The Fine print: No late submissions will be considered. No submissions will be returned. Chosen design becomes the property of the West Michigan Glass Art Center with all rights included.


2015 Schedule of Events!

Friday, May 1

Hot Shop

5 - 10 PM: Team Competitions- Stellar Table Centerpiece

Flame Shop

5 - 6:30 PM: Primo Pendant
7 - 9 PM: Most Magnificent Marble

Saturday, May 2

Hot Shop: Featuring 3 Individual Competitions

12 - 1 PM: Best Pulled Pony
1 - 4 PM: Bodacious Beer Mug
4 - 6 PM: People’s Choice Mystery Object

Flame Shop

12 - 2 PM: Anything Goes Art Piece
2:30 - 4 PM: People’s Choice Mystery object

Contact Tory Hollister for information about participating: hotshoptory[at]hoptmail[dot]com
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