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Welcome to West Michigan Glass Art Center! Contact Us: 269-552-9802


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

 

We're reaching out to amazingly creative people to 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)
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.

For More info about Battle this Year!




Registration is now open!

Explore Glass Art Day! is a perfect opportunity to explore affordable mini glass art classes before signing up for full classes. We know you will be hooked!!  Bring your family and friends for a day of glass art fun!  

Choose any or ALL of the following:
  • Pulled Glass Flower - Intro to Hot glass work create a colorful glass flower by stretching and sculpting hot glass. Ages 12 and up.
  • Kiln Fused Tile or Suncatcher - Learn to cut and layer glass to create a tile or suncatcher. Ages 7 and up with an adult.
  • Bead Making - Learn to create beads on a steel mandrel. Ages 12 and up.
  • Flamework Pendant - Learn to shape glass on the torch. Ages 12 and up.
  • Sandblasting - Create a custom design on a mug, bowl,  plate or candle holders. Ages 7 and up with an adult.

Or Call today to Register: 269-552-9802




 

Summer Camp Information and Registration Now Available!

Summer Glass Camp is a Southwest Michigan summertime tradition at West Michigan Glass Art Center. Located in downtown Kalamazoo, Summer Glass Camp is the highlight of many camper's summer! Campers will learn valuable skills, form strong friendships and discover their amazing creative abilities.  Campers will learn glassblowing, bead making, kiln fusing, lampworking, sand casting and other glass arts. 

For dates and more information Click HERE!
 



Classes in the Community

Are we coming to a community venue near you? Check out these upcoming classes! For registration information follow the links or if you have questions, call our office at 269-552-9802

  Girl Scouts
  • March 7: Mother/Daughter Fused Garden Flower Stakes
Kellogg Community College
  • March 17: Fused Glass Flower Bowl
Richland Area Community Center
  • March 3 & 10: Stained Glass Valance
  • March 17: Fused Glass Garden Stakes



Shop our Reflections Gallery/Gift Shop!

  Our Reflections Gallery, located within West Michigan Glass Art Center, has a wide variety of affordable glass art and gifts created by local artisans. Delight someone special with a beautiful piece of handmade art!  You'll be amazed at the stunning array of sparkling jewelry, exquisite vases, blown glass and flameworked sculptures and so much more! We have something for everyone in all price ranges, so stop by today for a friendly smile and gifts that promise to tug on your heart strings.

OPEN
Monday through Thursday, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday  9 AM - 3:30 PM 
Saturday 12 - 5 PM  (No Saturday Hours June - August)
 



 

Bronson Journey Beads: Help Us Make A Difference In a Child's Life!

Bringing the healing power of art to children who are fighting cancer.  Journey Beads symbolize significant milestones in a child's cancer treatment. 


 

How Can You Help?

We need experienced and aspiring artists to help us meet the need for beads! For more info, click here!

Purchase Bronson Logo Beads to support our cause!

Beads are available for purchase at the West Michigan Glass Art Center and Plata y Oro located in downtown Kalamazoo at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall. 

 

 This film was generously created by Michael Story, Director of Photography at ImageStream.



Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors

     
     
     

Thank you to the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, National Endowment for the Arts, Kalamazoo Community Foundation and Allegan County Community Foundation. You make everything possible!!

Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and how YOU could sponsor the West Michigan Glass Art Center!
 



Support the West Michigan Glass Art Center!

Generous donations from the public help us fund community programs as well as fund our summer camp scholarship program. Please consider a gift to the West Michigan Glass Art Center. Donate easily online, CLICK HERE!

Would you like to support in other ways?

We're always looking for supplies and volunteers. Here's a list of what we always need more of:
  • Bubble wrap
  • Bubble bags
  • Tape: Blue, masking, electrical, packing
  • Color Wheels
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Emergency Flashlight/Radio
Check our complete wish list HERE. Or if you'd like to give the gift of your time, you can find volunteer info HERE. 
 



Contact Us!

Located in Downtown Kalamazoo in the Park Trades Center

326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI  49007

269-552-9802

 OFFICE HOURS*
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM - 3:30 PM

*Classes and programs are held during the day, weekends, evenings and on your schedule!
Call us today at 269-552-9802.

GALLERY HOURS
Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday 12 - 5 PM (No Saturday Hours June- August)

The Reflections Gallery is open every Art Hop! First Friday of the Month from 5 to 9 PM! 



West Michigan Glass Art Center!

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We are a non-profit art organization located in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Our mission is to teach, create and promote glass art and artists. We teach glass art classes and programs to adults and youth in glassblowing, kiln casting, cold working, flameworking, stained glass, bead making and kiln fusing.

We offer team building events, parties, Art Hops and educational programs to teachers and groups. Our instructors can also bring glass art to your classrooms or meeting place! Catalog classes, programs and activities can also be scheduled to fit your calendar, interest and budget.  Call us today at 269-552-9802.

326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Suite 100
Kalamazoo MI 49007

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Events

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March comes in roaring, just like our furnaces! Start your Art Hop night in our studios watching live glassblowing and flameworking, then tour the reflections gallery for something bright to welcome warmer weather! Be sure to sign up for your Explore Glass Art Day classes!
Park Trades Building (map)
EGAD! (Explore Glass Art Day!)  Enjoy 45 minute glass art classes offered every hour to learn Kiln Fusing, Paperweights, Flameworking, Beadmaking, and Sandblasting. Perfect for adults and kids! No experience necessary! Simply choose which classes you would like to take at what time and call us to register.Walk-in's are welcome!We will fit you into classes as space allows. Explore Glass Art Day! is a perfect opportunity to explore affordable mini glass art classes before signing u...
Park Trades Building (map)
Spring is Hoppin'! Live glassblowing classes in the Hot Shop and stunning new pieces of glass artwork from local artists in the Reflections Gallery, sure to put a spring in your step!
Park Trades Building (map)
9th Annual Battle of the Glassblowers and Flame Off!  Free to the public. A glass sporting event!  The public is invited to watch talented artists from around the region demonstrate their skills in timed competitions in the Hot Shop and the Flame Shop.  FREE! Donations welcome!
9th Annual Battle of the Glassblowers and Flame Off!  Free to the public. A glass sporting event!  The public is invited to watch talented artists from around the region demonstrate their skills in timed competitions in the Hot Shop and the Flame Shop.  FREE! Donations welcome!

 

ART HOPS! 5-9 p.m. FREE!
A Kalamazoo tradition!  Explore the Park Trades Center in Downtown Kalamazoo the first Friday of every month to discover a variety of art!  Enjoy GLASSBLOWING demonstrations and shop our Reflections Gallery!  

March 6th Art Hop
March comes in roaring, just like our furnaces! Start your Art Hop night in our studios watching live glassblowing and flameworking, then tour the reflections gallery for something bright to welcome warmer weather! Be sure to sign up for your Explore Glass Art Day classes!

April 10th Art Hop
Spring is Hoppin'! Live glassblowing classes in the Hot Shop and stunning new pieces of glass artwork from local artists in the Reflections Gallery, sure to put a spring in your step!


GIFT CERTIFICATES!

The perfect gift for the artist in your life!  Available
in any denomination.  Redeem for classes, workshops, membership and the Reflections Gallery.  Buy Gift Certificates here! via Paypal or a major credit card. Or call us at 269-552-9802. 



COZI Volunteer Calendar

Sign up for volunteer needs right HERE! Call our office for the password.


We're in the News!

Check out our 6 live glassblowing, flameworking and exciting interviews on 9 & 10 News and Fox 32 here!
 

Our Sponsors

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Thanks so much to the
  • Irving S. Gilmore Foundation,
  • Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs,
  • The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo,
  • National Endowment for the Arts,
  • Kalamazoo Community Foundation
  • Allegan County Community Foundation
  • The Park Trades Center
Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and sponsorship information.

All programs, activities, and services provided by the West Michigan Glass Art Center are provided equally; without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
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