The Summer of Glass is the coalescence of the glass community and cultural leaders, individuals, organizations, artist studios, galleries, independent businesses, museums, and nonprofits who have all come together in a massive collaborative effort to highlight both the historical and contemporary context of glass and its talented artists in Western North Carolina. Regional partners are working together to organize NC glass history exhibit, tours, events, exhibitions and other special glass programs from May - October 2018.
Major events will take place from May-October to coincide with Chihuly at Biltmore. Individual businesses and artists will have events ongoing. The Lexington Glassworks will be featuring our Glassworks Concert Series the first Friday of each month throughout the Summer of Glass.
The celebration spotlights the rich history of glass in this region, highlighting the many artists and their contributions and importance to the glass art movement. The region's historical incubator has cultivated a thriving community of glass makers and supporting organizations. A new generation has been fostered and is taking the medium to new levels. The roots of the contemporary glass art movement run deep in WNC and have developed into a story to be shared with all.
For more information about events please visit, summerofglass.com.