Join us for Fabulous Art Hops at West Michigan Glass Art Center!
Park Trades Center - 1st Friday of every month, 5-9 p.m
A Kalamazoo, Michigan tradition. Explore your downtown Kalamazoo starting at West Michigan Glass Art Center! We are family and kids oriented so bring them with you for a great night of watching demonstrations in glass blowing!
We are located in downtown Kalamazoo in the Park Trades Building located at 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Suite 100, Kalamazoo. We are close to Western Michigan University and fun downtown shopping, nightlife and hotels.
August 1st Art Hop, downtown Kalamazoo
Ice Cream Social! Cool off with a scoop of ice cream in a glass bowl created by youth in our 2014 Summer Glass Camp. This event is in collaboration with the people's Food co-op. Enjoy glassblowing demonstrations and the exhibit in our Reflection Gallery.
September 5th Art Hop, downtown Kalamazoo
Fall Classes Preview! This month the Reflections Gallery is full of beautiful examples of the types of work our instructors and members create in and out classes. Save time to tour the studios, see live demonstrations and get inspired to sign up for the classes in our Fall Catalog, available now!
October 3rd Art Hop, downtown Kalamazoo
Stunning and Sculptural, Fun and Functional. Renowned glass artist Petra Kaiser will be giving a slideshow presentation of her work and glass casting techniques at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come early to tour the Reflections Gallery and stay late to watch live glassblowing demonstrations in the Hot Shop.
Petra Kaiser has taught workshops all over the United States and abroad, you may know her from her popular books, Introduction to Glass Fusing, Fuse It and Glass Forming with the Mold Block System. She specializes in the creating and developing of new forms and products. One of the latest and most challenging techniques is the combination of cast glass elements and fairly thin glass - only 1 to 2 layers thick. Petra will share her ideas and techniques that she has discovered over the past 15 years of kiln forming glass via slide show and samples of her exquisite art work.
November 7th Art Hop, downtown Kalamazoo
All that Glitters is Glass! Take a look at all that glittering glass to kick off the Holiday Season! Stroll through our members' displays, set your eyes and cheeks aglow with live glassblowing demonstrations, and visit the Reflections Gallery for beautiful gifts for everyone on your list!