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

Office and gallery CLOSED during August (This does not affect classes and events)


Summer Hours Update!

Office and Gallery closed during August

This change will NOT affect classes or special events! We will still be available to teach and create SEVEN days a week!




Voting Begins July 1

Keep Your ArtsAlive! helps organizations in your community

Our annual fundraising competition through the Allegan County Community Foundation kicks off July 1. This fun voting competition allows our community to show how much they support our work in a tangible way.

Your support helps us keep our doors open and our furnaces fired up! Please take the time to vote!




August's Art Hop will be an (ice) screaming good time!

August 7, 5 - 9 PM

Join us for our annual summer Ice Cream Social fundraiser. Purchase a bowl made by students in our Summer Glass Camp and we'll fill it with ice cream to keep you cool while you watch glassblowing and flameworking demos in our studios.



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.

SUMMER HOURS
Wednesday - Friday, 11: 30 to 5:30 PM (CLOSED FOR 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, 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

 SUMMER OFFICE HOURS*
Wednesday - Friday 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM (CLOSED AUGUST)

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

SUMMER GALLERY HOURS
Wednesday - Friday 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM (CLOSED AUGUST)

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


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.

326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Suite 100
Kalamazoo MI 49007

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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!

August 7th
Ice Cream Social! Join us for our annual summer fundraiser. Purchase a bowl made by students in our Summer Glass Camp and we'll fill it with ice cream to keep you cool while you watch glassblowing and flameworking demos in our studios.

September 11th
Light your creative fire! Watch live glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations in our studios and get inspired to sign up to try it out yourself. Tour the Reflections Gallery and see stunning examples of the work our instructors and members can teach you to do.

October 2th
The Reflections Gallery is stocked with seasonal and spooky glass art and decorations by over 20 local artists. Watch live glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations in out studios.


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.





Our 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
  • 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.