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


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Create your own unique mold and modules from Kaiser Lee Board that can be used over and over again to create a variety of different projects. You will also make your own design elements like kiln formed stringers, raked glass, frit cookies, painting on glass with paints and powders, strip design and many more.

This workshop is limited to 16 students! Click for more info and to register!




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.
Currently featuring the work of Jesse Baker and Jeanne Zumburs! Now through October!
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!

See below for open studio dates and blog.

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
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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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!
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Kiln Forming becomes an adventure when working with Kaiser Lee Board molds and modules. They are reusable countless times and can be used for slumping, draping and castings. Nearly anything you can think of can be realized with KL-board. It enables us to make some of the most unusual glass art objects with surprisingly little effort. KL-board is versatile and will expand your pallet of kiln worked glass. In this workshop you will use them to make projects like wall pocket vases, fountains, cast ...
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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 ...
Park Trades Building (map)
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!
Park Trades Building (map)
Enjoy 45 minute glass art classes offered every hour to learn Kiln Fusing, Paperweights, Stained Glass, Flameworking, Beadmaking, and Sandblasting. Perfect for adults and youth! 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 up for full class...

 

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!  

September 5th Art Hop
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
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.

October 3 -- 5, Visiting Artist Workshop
Create your own unique mold and modules from Kaiser Lee Board that can be used over and over again to create a variety of different projects. You will also make your own design elements like kiln formed stringers, raked glass, frit cookies, painting on glass with paints and powders, strip design and many more.

November 7th Art Hop
All that Glitters! 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!


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 and Allegan County Community Foundation.  Click here for more info on our valued sponsors and sponsorship information.

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