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The West Michigan Glass Art Center ( formerly known as West Michigan Glass Society) was founded in 2002 by a local group of glass artists. Our current membership includes 210 area emerging and professional glass artists, students and friends of glass who love the magical material of glass and the mysterious process of learning to shape glass to reflect our creativity. We sponsor public events designed to increase the community awareness and exposure to glass art. We offer glass art classes and workshops in glass blowing, lampworking, stained glass, mosaics, fused glass and sandblasting.

We believe that art in any form nourishes the heart and soul.

For thousands of years, glass has been a medium for artists and artisans to create objects for form and function to serve cultural needs around the world. Glass is a very interesting and demanding medium whose qualities respond to changes in heat and atmosphere.

The West Michigan Glass Art Center is a registered non-profit, non-discriminatory, community funded glass arts and educational organization.  All programs, activities and services are provided equally.

Mission, Vision & Organizational Objectives

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Mission Statement

The West Michigan Glass Art Center is dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting glass art. Our studios provide resources and facilities to artists of all ages working in glass.

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Vision Statement

Our vision is to create a nationally recognized, state-of-the-art, public-access glass art center emphasizing the hands-on learning and creating glass art in all media including stained glass, mosaic, lampworking, kiln-forming, costing and glass blowing,


Organizational Objectives

  • To provide educational opportunities for individuals of all skills levels.
  • To provide members access to studio time for the purpose of developing and improving their creative and technical skills.
  • To promote the community’s awareness and interest in glass art in all forms.
  • To promote a collaborative forum for artistic growth and development for our members.
  • To foster a safe environment conducive to the expression of individual creativity and the exchange of innovative ideas relative to glass art.

    The WMGAC follows Equal Employment Opportunity Recruitment and Employment Policy.  

Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax Form 990

To view West Michigan Glass Art Center's 2012 Form 990, click here.
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Funder Report

To view West Michigan Glass Art Center's Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Funder Report for 2011 and 2012 click here.
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