Live Glassmaking
Live Glassmaking
Rock the Park Concert Series
Rock the Park Concert Series
Family Activities
Family Activities
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Gaffer District
Chemung Canal Trust Company

The Seventh Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City

Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, fine & fired art vendors, food, and more!
Live Glassmaking
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.
Flameworking Demonstration in Centerway Square
12pm on May 27, 2016
Watch as flameworkers use a 5000 degree Fahrenheit gas-and oxygen-powered torch to create amazing works of glass art.
Hot Glass Show in Centerway Square
2pm 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 Show 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.
Hot Glass Show 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.
Exhibits & Displays
60 East Gallery
60 East Gallery on Market Street in Corning, NY offers a mix of traditional and modern fine art.
Artist Displays & Exhibits
11am on May 28, 2016
Spend Saturday and Sunday on Historic Market Street and visit artist displays and exhibits.
Artist Displays & Exhibits
10am on May 29, 2016
Spend Saturday and Sunday on Historic Market Street and visit artist displays and exhibits.
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
A place to experience contemporary art.
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...
West End Gallery
West End Gallery is a family-owned fine arts gallery celebrating 36 years in business on Historic Market Street in Corning, NY! The Gallery is located within the heart of Corning's Gaffer District across the street from the Information Center and...
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 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!
GlassFest 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.
More Activities
GlassFest 8K
8:30am on May 28, 2016
The 7th annual GlassFest 8K, presented by The Community Foundation, will run on May 28, 2016.
Schedule

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
2300°: GlassFest, 6pm (Corning Museum of Glass)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Oral History Project, 11am-6pm (Radisson Hotel Corning Lawn)
Flameworking Demonstration, 12-1pm (Centerway Square)
Outdoor Hot Glass Show, 2-9pm (Centerway Square)
Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting, 5-8pm (Participating Businesses)

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

Live Music - 7:30-10pm

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 Show, 11am-8pm (Centerway Square)

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

Kids Activities, 4-8pm
Live Music - 6:30-9:45pm
Fireworks, 9:45pm

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Outdoor Hot Glass Show, 11am-5pm (Centerway Square)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 10am-4pm (Market St)

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

Kids Activities, 11am-5pm
Live Music - 12-4pm
Memorial Day Salute, 2:30pm
**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, 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 shows 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.

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

I'm an Artist

Calling All Artists!

The seventh annual GlassFest FireArts Show, May 28 & 29, 2016 will be a showcase for contemporary fine art in the mediums of glass, ceramics, metals and jewelry. This juried show will be part of GlassFest, a four-day event celebrating the history of glass and glassmaking in Corning, New York. Corning is consistently named one of the top small art towns in the US, and has had a national art show each July for over 20 years, averaging over 70 vendors and attracting more than 5000 people annually.

Corning is within an easy day's drive of several major US cities, such as Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It is the third largest tourist destination in New York State.

This show aims to feature excellent work in art which use fire, or intense heat, in creating or forming the fundamental material of the work: glass, ceramic and metal are all born in fire, hence the name, FireArts.

The GlassFest FireArts Show will be held outdoors on Market Street, in Corning's Gaffer District. Market Street is the primary commercial center of the city, and a short walk from both the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. Ample parking is available nearby and is free on weekends.

Artists must vend from tents to protect from sun and rain. Tents also allow work to be sealed and secured after vending hours. If an artist does not have his/her own tent, Corning's Gaffer District can provide a source where tents can be rented locally in Corning. Artists are responsible for merchandise and tent security overnight.

GlassFest Artist Application

I'm a Local Business

Gaffer District Businesses are encouraged to get involved in GlassFest 2015!

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

Participation Forms:

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!

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.
GlassFest Music Entertainment & Concert Lineup Announced
May 13, 2015

Corning's Gaffer District and, GlassFest presenting sponsor, Chemung Canal Trust Company are proud to announce this year's GlassFest music entertainment.

GlassFest to Include Special Memorial Day Salute, Featuring Country Music Star Darryl Worley
May 5, 2015

Corning's Gaffer District, GlassFest presenting sponsor Chemung Canal Trust Company and Rock the Park title sponsor Simmons-Rockwell, are proud to announce a special Memorial Day Salute at 2:30pm on Sunday, May 24 during GlassFest.

GlassFest Celebrates Glass Artistry in Corning's Gaffer District
May 1, 2015

Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest kicks off on Thursday, May 21, and continues for three days of glassmaking demos, glass artwork, wine and craft beer tasting, music and fireworks.

Chemung Canal Trust Company
Simmons Rockwell
Corning Enterprises
Corning Museum of Glass
World Kitchen
WETM
WINK
Radisson
Multi Media
Wegmans
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