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


"Raise Your Glass"-Live Action Glassblowing Auction! April 26th

April Glass Month!


"Glass Obsessions" Member Glass Art Exhibit. 
Reflections Gallery is featuring the best, most exquisite artwork created by our members only during the month of April.  The pieces were judged per category and prizes were awarded. You won't want to miss this special exhibit!



For More Information on "Raise Your Glass" fundraising auction, click here!







ROAD TRIP!  Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tour the 42nd International Glass Invitational at Habatat Galleries!
Join West Michigan Glass Art Center as we take a road trip to Habatat Galleries in Royal
Oak, MI.  $45 registration and payment requested by April 16th.  Click here for details!





Come discover the ancient art of glass blowing!  Glassblowing lessons and
classes, right here in Kalamazoo, Michigan!  Our state-of-the-art glass
art studios is the perfect way to become hooked!  Try an Evening with Hot Glass!


Click below for classes!

Glassblowing
Glass Casting
Kiln Fusing
Flameworking
Bead Making
Stained Glass and Mosaic
Multi-Studio Classes
Youth or Parent/Child

Fun things to do
 in Kalamazoo







 

  

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 Mon-Thurs, 9-4:30 p.m., Fri 9-3:30 p.m. & Sat noon-5 p.m. 




Call to schedule a class or workshop as a private party or team building event!


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



LOGO BEADS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT:
West Michigan Glass Art Center and Plata y Oro located in downtown Kalamazoo at 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall.
Journey Beads

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!
See below for open studio dates and blog.
For more info, click here!




Want to take a class?


Click here for our online class catalog payable via paypal
or call us for class descriptions and to register at 269-552-9802.

Note:
If you are interested in a class that won't work with your schedule
or is full, some classes can be scheduled as a party for your group!


A Huge "Thank You" to our 2014 Sponsors!



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 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!



 

West Michigan Glass Art Center is located in downtown Kalamazoo, close to the Radisson hotel, Western Michigan University and a variety of great restaurants.  We are close to Portage, MI and about 30 miles from Battle Creek, Michigan.  We are located about 1 hr south of Grand Rapids, MI and about 2 1/2 hours west of Detroit and 2 1/2 hours east of Chicago.  We are the hotspot for fun things to do in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan! Visit our Reflections Art Gallery and gift shop for great handmade quality glass artwork created by our local members.  Make us one of your attractions when visiting Kalamazoo.  We have many fun family activities too!  We can create a program just for your family on a schedule and budget that works for you!


 

West Michigan Glass Art Center Wish List:
Bubble wrap, bubble bags.  Tape: Blue, masking, electrical, packing

Contact Us: 269-552-9802
Located in Downtown Kalamazoo in the Park Trades Center
326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Office is closed Saturday & Sunday

*Classes and programs however, are held
during the day, weekends, evenings and on
your schedule! Call us today at 269-552-9802.
                                            Gallery Hours
Contact Us:  269-552-9802
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday


West Michigan Glass Art Center!

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 What is West Michigan Glass Art Center?
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.
CREATE LASTING MEMORIES TOGETHER!

Events

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"Raise Your Glass" Annual Fundraiser for the Glass Art Center and scholarship programs.Saturday, April 26, 6-9 p.m at West Michigan Glass Art Center.Tickets are $30 in advance, $50 at the door. Includes: *Silent auction featuring items created during the Battle of the Glassblowers and Flame-Off competition, great packages, other artwork and donations. *Live-Action Glassblowing Auction *Great food, music and fun-raising! Call us today to purchase your tickets!269-552-9802
WMGAC Hot Shop (map)
May 2nd Kalamazoo Art Hop "Spring Awakening" Refresh your creativity this spring!  Take a class to learn new skills, meet creative people and heighten your senses.  Explore our Reflections Gallery to brighten your home or wardrobe. Enjoy exciting glassblowing demonstrations all evening in our hotshop.
WMGAC Hot Shop (map)
EGAD! Explore Glass Art Day! Saturday, May 17, 2014 Adults and youth can choose from the following 6 different types of glass mediums offered every hour from 10:00 am-3:30 p.m: Hot Shop Paperweights, Kiln Fused Sun Catchers, Beadmaking, Flamework Pendants, Sandblasting and Stained Glass Hearts.  Sessions are 45 minutes long.  Choose one or choose them all! Every hour a new project starts, no experience necessary! Call at 269-552-9802 to reserve your time slots.  CLICK HERE F...
Tour the 42nd International Glass Invitational at Habatat Galleries! Join West Michigan Glass Art Center as we take a road trip to Habatat Galleries in Royal  Oak, MI.  $45 registration and payment requested by April 16th.  See www.wmglass.org for more information and the schedule.  


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!

May 2nd Kalamazoo Art Hop
"Spring Awakening" Refresh your creativity this spring.  Take a class to learn new skills.  Explore our Reflections Gallery to brighten your home or wardrobe. Enjoy Glassblowing demonstrations.

June 6th Kalamazoo Art Hop
Visit us at "Art on the Mall" Booth 6 in downtown Kalamazoo!

EVENTS AT A GLANCE!

Special Member Exhibit: "Glass Obsessions"
Reflections Gallery is featuring the best, most exquisite artwork created by our members only during the month of April.  The pieces were judged per category and prizes were awarded. You won't want to miss this special exhibit!


"Raise Your Glass!
Saturday, April 26, 6-9 p.m.
Tickets $30 in advance, $50 at the door
Annual fundraiser for the Glass Art Center and scholarship programs.  Click here for more info.
*Silent Auction
*Live-Action Glassblowing Auction
*Great food, music and "fun-raising!"






 
EGAD! Explore Glass Art Day!

Saturday, May 17, 2014
An exciting, fun filled way for adults and youth to experience glass art! Choose from 6 projects. Sessions are 45 minutes: 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Click here for more info.



42nd International Glass Invitational Exhibit
BUS TOUR!  Sunday, May 18, 2014
Click here for details





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.  




We're in the News!  Check out our 6 live glassblowing, flameworking and exciting interviews on 9 & 10 News and Fox 32 here!
 
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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 and Allegan County Community Foundation.  Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and sponsorship information.

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