Hot Glass Demos sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Hot Glass Demos sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Rock The Park Concert Series Sponsored by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships
Rock The Park Concert Series Sponsored by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Corning's Gaffer District
Chemung Canal Trust Company

The Seventh Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is May 26–29, 2016

Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, fine & fired art vendors, shopping, food, and more!
Live Glassmaking
GlassFest Opening Ceremonies
5:30pm on May 26, 2016
Join us for the popular GlassFest tradition held at The Corning Museum of Glass, a Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 26, 2016
At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public.
Hot Glass Demos in Centerway Square
1pm on May 27, 2016
Spend some time in Centerway Square and watch gaffers from The Corning Museum of Glass create one-of-a-kind glass pieces live on stage.
Hot Glass Demos in Centerway Square
11am on May 28, 2016
Spend some time in Centerway Square and watch gaffers from The Corning Museum of Glass create one-of-a-kind glass pieces live on stage.
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience
11am on May 28, 2016
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience is a performance aimed to educate and inspire people to give new understanding and appreciation for the material, glass.
Hot Glass Demos in Centerway Square
11am on May 29, 2016
Spend some time in Centerway Square and watch gaffers from The Corning Museum of Glass create one-of-a-kind glass pieces live on stage.
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience
12pm on May 29, 2016
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience is a performance aimed to educate and inspire people to give new understanding and appreciation for the material, glass.
Exhibits & Displays
Urban Arts Crawl: GlassFest Edition
5pm on May 27, 2016
The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the everyday opportunities to enjoy art and culture found throughout Downtown Corning, New York.
60 East Gallery
60 East Gallery on Market Street in Corning, NY offers a mix of traditional and modern fine art.
GlassFest Fine & Fired Artists - Saturday
11am on May 28, 2016
Visit and shop a large variety of fine & fired artists along Historic Market Street.
GlassFest Fine & Fired Artists - Sunday
10am on May 29, 2016
Visit and shop a large variety of fine & fired artists along Historic Market Street.
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS Council) is an arts services organization serving Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, and Tioga counties. For over 40 years The ARTS Council has sustained and supported individual artists, schools, and...
Corning Museum of Glass
From children looking for adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there is something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass, located in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country in upstate New York, half-way between Niagara Falls and New...
Exhibit A
Exhibit A features contemporary art, painting, sculpture, glass, ceramic, and mixed media works by established and emerging, american and international artists. The gallery presents a revolving calendar of exhibitions and events as well as services...
The Rockwell Museum
In association with the Smithsonian Institution, The Rockwell Museum is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect, and reflect on the essence of the American experience, character and values through the eyes of American artists.The...
Vitrix Hot Glass Studio
Founded in 1979 in Corning's historic Market Street district, Vitrix Hot Glass Studio is regarded among America's prominent contemporary glass studios. Glass Artist Thomas P. Kelly, owner of Vitrix; along with Robert Kelly, business manager;...
West End Gallery
West End Gallery, a family owned and operated business, celebrates 39 years and is the longest-standing fine arts gallery on Market Street. Visitors will find a beautiful selection of representational art. The Gallery features artwork by more than...
Nightlife & Entertainment
2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 26, 2016
At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public.
GlassFest Scavenger Hunt
11am on May 27, 2016
From May 27–29, participants can search for Corelle's Market Street New York™ dinnerware in participating Gaffer District businesses for a chance to win great prizes!
Crystal City Oral History Project
10am on May 27, 2016
The Crystal City has rich heritage in glassmaking of all kinds, from glass art to kitchenware. If you, or someone you know, have worked in the glass industry or in glass art here in Corning, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass wants to hear your story!
GlassFest Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting
5pm on May 27, 2016
Join us for this special night of wine tasting, craft beer sampling and terrific shopping and dining promotions.
Rock The Park (featuring The Town Pants)
7:15pm on May 27, 2016
Join us for Rock The Park on Friday night for The Town Pants, our favorite Celtic rock band!
Rock The Park (featuring DSB An American Journey)
6:30pm on May 28, 2016
They're back and ready to Rock The Park on Saturday night! DSB An American Journey has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey.
GlassFest Fireworks
9:45pm on May 28, 2016
Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company are proud to welcome Corning Enterprises as the sponsor of an exciting feature of GlassFest — fireworks!
Rock The Park (featuring Mark Wills)
1:30pm on May 29, 2016
A multi-platinum selling country music star, Mark Wills will join us at GlassFest's concert series Rock The Park during our Memorial Day Tribute on Sunday.
More Activities
GlassFest Scavenger Hunt
11am on May 27, 2016
From May 27–29, participants can search for Corelle's Market Street New York™ dinnerware in participating Gaffer District businesses for a chance to win great prizes!
Crystal City Oral History Project
10am on May 27, 2016
The Crystal City has rich heritage in glassmaking of all kinds, from glass art to kitchenware. If you, or someone you know, have worked in the glass industry or in glass art here in Corning, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass wants to hear your story!
Urban Arts Crawl: GlassFest Edition
5pm on May 27, 2016
The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the everyday opportunities to enjoy art and culture found throughout Downtown Corning, New York.
GlassFest 8K
8:30am on May 28, 2016
The 7th annual GlassFest 8K, presented by The Community Foundation, will run on May 28, 2016.
GlassFest Sidewalk Sales
All Day May 28, 2016
Participating businesses within Corning's Gaffer District are rolling out the red carpet and offering special promotions and discounts for GlassFest on Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 only!
GlassFest Businesses & Vendors - Saturday
11am on May 28, 2016
Explore sidewalk sales and special promotions from Gaffer District businesses on the street in front of the storefronts, and dine with café seating from select Gaffer District restaurants and food vendors.
GlassFest Fine & Fired Artists - Saturday
11am on May 28, 2016
Visit and shop a large variety of fine & fired artists along Historic Market Street.
Amazing Magic Joe
3pm on May 28, 2016
Magic Joe brings fun and excitement to the Pocket Park area, near Market Street Brewing Company. His show is high energy with tons of audience participation. Prepare to be amazed!
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience
11am on May 28, 2016
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience is a performance aimed to educate and inspire people to give new understanding and appreciation for the material, glass.
Characters With Character
12pm on May 28, 2016
Costume characters, kids karaoke, balloon art, caricature cartoon portraits, and more fun, family-friendly activities!
Pottery Demonstrations
11:30am on May 28, 2016
Interact with the potters as they spin to life one-of-a-kind pottery creations.
Brews, Blues & BBQ
4pm on May 28, 2016
Welcome summer with an old-fashioned BBQ, featuring freshly smoke barbecue chicken and ribs, plus live music.
GlassFest Businesses & Vendors - Sunday
10am on May 29, 2016
Explore sidewalk sales and special promotions from Gaffer District businesses on the street in front of the storefronts, and dine with café seating from select Gaffer District restaurants and food vendors.
GlassFest Fine & Fired Artists - Sunday
10am on May 29, 2016
Visit and shop a large variety of fine & fired artists along Historic Market Street.
Characters With Character
11am on May 29, 2016
Costume characters, kids karaoke, balloon art, caricature cartoon portraits, and more fun family-friendly activities!
Amazing Magic Joe
1pm on May 29, 2016
Looking for something fun, energizing, and exciting for the entire family? His show is high energy with tons of audience participation. Prepare to be amazed!
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience
12pm on May 29, 2016
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience is a performance aimed to educate and inspire people to give new understanding and appreciation for the material, glass.
Pottery Demonstrations
11:30am on May 29, 2016
Located in Centerway Square by the clock tower, enjoy live demonstrations by potters from the Tiffany & Treasures Fire Arts Trail.
GlassFest Memorial Day Salute
2:30pm on May 29, 2016
Join us for a Memorial Day Tribute in Riverfront Centennial Park.
GlassFest
All Day May 26, 2016
Presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, art & craft vendors, shopping, food, and more!
Schedule

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Studio at 20 Exhibition Opening & Giant Cupcake Demo by John Miller, 2:30–5:15pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
2300°: GlassFest, 6pm (Corning Museum of Glass)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Oral History Project, 10am-2pm (Radisson Hotel Corning, Boardroom)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 1-9pm (Centerway Square)
Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting, 5-8pm (Participating Businesses)

ROCK THE PARK presented by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships (Riverfront Centennial Park)

Live Music - Rob Bellamy, 7:15–8:30pm
Live Music - The Town Pants, 8:45pm

Saturday, May 28, 2016

GlassFest 8K Race, 8:30am (Downtown Corning)
Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 11am-7pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am-8pm (Centerway Square)
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience, 11am, 1pm & 3pm (Centennial Sculpture, Market St at Wall St)
Pottery Demonstrations, 11:30am–6:30pm (Clock Tower Tent)
Characters With Character Kids Activities, 12–6pm (Market St at Chestnut St)
Amazing Magic Joe, 3pm & 5pm (Market St at Cedar St)
Blues, Brews & BBQ, 4–7pm (Radisson Hotel Lawn)

ROCK THE PARK presented by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships (Riverfront Centennial Park)

Kids Activities, 3–8pm
Live Music - RUST, 6:30–7:45pm
Live Music - DSB-America's Tribute to Journey, 8:15pm
Fireworks, 9:45pm

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 10am–4pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–5pm (Centerway Square)
Pottery Demonstrations, 11:30am–4:30pm (Clock Tower Tent)
Characters With Character Kids Activities, 11am–4pm (Market St at Chestnut St)
Darren Goodman's Glass Experience, 12pm & 2pm (Centennial Sculpture, Market St at Wall St)
Amazing Magic Joe, 1pm & 3pm (Market St at Cedar St)

ROCK THE PARK presented by Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships (Riverfront Centennial Park)

Kids Activities, 12–4pm
Live Music - Rob Bellamy, 1–2:15pm
Memorial Day Salute, 2:30pm
Live Music - Mark Wills, 3pm

**schedule subject to change**

GlassFest Video
Events For the Whole Family
Diverse Entertainment
Kicking Off Summer With GlassFest
The Golden Gaffers
Hand Made Glass
Rock the Park
Live Music at GlassFest
Wine Tasting at GlassFest
GlassFest from above
Centerway Walking Bridge
Celebrating GlassFest in Centerway Square
Family Fun at GlassFest

Four Days of GlassFest

May 26–29, 2016

GlassFest kicks off on Thursday night with the Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and 2300°: GlassFest, free and open to the public, held at the Corning Museum of Glass featuring live glassmaking, music entertainment, shopping, food, and drink.

Friday begins with the Finger Lakes Wine & Craft Beer Tasting throughout Corning's Gaffer District, open to everyone 21 or older. Finish off the night on Friday at the Rock The Park concert in Riverfront Park.

Spend all day on Saturday and Sunday wandering along Historic Market Street, which is closed to car traffic and filled with art and food vendors. Watch live glassblowing demos on the outdoor stage in Centerway Square, listen to music during Rock The Park on both days, enjoy activities for the whole family, and even stay late for fireworks on Saturday night!

For more information on GlassFest call (607) 937-6292.

#GLASSFEST #EXPLORECORNING

Do you want to become involved or plan your visit? Please use the references below to learn more!

Where to Stay

SPECIAL GLASSFEST WEEKEND PACKAGES

 

Radisson Hotel Corning (Official Hotel Sponsor for GlassFest)

125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-5000
Package Availability: May 27–29, 2016
Book online today!

Package Description: Radisson Hotel Corning Glassfest Package includes two tickets to the Finger Lakes Wine & Craft Beer Tasting on Friday, May 27 from 5–8pm held throughout downtown Corning. If guests book both Friday and Saturday night they will receive 15% off Saturday night and be entered to win VIP passes to Rock The Park!

Restrictions: Advanced reservations are required, guests must show valid photo ID and be over 21 to book this package.

 

ADDITIONAL GLASSFEST PACKAGES

 

Corning Vacation Rentals

908 Marsh Rd
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 857-1185
Package Availability: May 25–30, 2016
Visit us online!

Package Description: $149 per night accommodates up to 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, each has a queen sized bed and one additional sleeper in the living room. Full kitchen, full bath etc. along with an exclusive discount for the Wine & Craft Beer Tasting at Glassfest on May 27th. Guests must book directly to receive this package. Not available to book online. Please mention GlassFest when you call to make a reservation.

Where to Park

There are several parking options in Corning's Gaffer District. Enjoy complimentary parking in the Centerway Parking Facility after 5pm on weekdays and FREE all day Saturday and Sunday!

I'm a Gaffer District Business

Corning's Gaffer District businesses are encouraged to get involved in GlassFest 2016!

Please direct questions to Lin Kotlinski, Director of Events, lin@gafferdistrict.com or call (607) 937-6292 x105.

Participation Forms:

Questions about GlassFest? We want to hear from you!
Please contact Corning's Gaffer District, 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830. You can also reach us by phone at (607) 937-6292 or by filling out the form below.
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May 18, 2016

Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce that World Kitchen will continue as a GlassFest sponsor for 2016, and this year with a special twist.

GlassFest Celebrates Glass and the Fire Arts in Corning, NY
May 4, 2016

The seventh annual GlassFest, May 26–29, 2016, is a celebration of glass and the fire arts in America's Crystal City.

Simmons-Rockwell Continue as GlassFest’s ‘Rock The Park’ Title Sponsor
Apr 22, 2016

Corning's Gaffer District and GlassFest presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company are pleased to announce the continued commitment of Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships as the 2016 'Rock The Park' title sponsor.

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