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 present 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. Click here for registration form.

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.

We Have a Winner!

This year's Battle of Glassblowers t-shirt design was selected anonymously by a panel of judges and the winner is: Conrad Kaufman.

We'd like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to submit a design. It was a hard choice and we appreciate the support and enthusiasm of our community.

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]hotmail[dot]com
Click Here for the registration form.