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 Tenth Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is May 23-26, 2019

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

Spend some time in Centerway  Square and watch gaffers from The Corning Museum of Glass create a one-of-a-kind glass pieces live on stage.  Demonstrations will begin at the top of each hour and last approximately 15-20 minutes.  The demos are fully narrated-fun for the whole family!

 

 

2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 23, 2019
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.
Exhibits & Displays
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
Come to The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to see work by emerging and experienced artists from the Finger Lakes region!  From jewelry, books, and handmade gift cards to glass, paintings, and...
Corning Museum of Glass
See Live, narrated Hot Glass Demonstrations, and explore the Contemporary Art + Design Wing as well as the Museum's two major exhibitions.  Visit the international Museum Shops, and even Make Your Own Glass.  Exhibitions and...
Exhibit A
Exhibit A presents interactive sculptures by Greg Wright for GlassFest. Wright is a recent Alfred University graduate whose engaging objects produce sound and light and are created from various materials including glass.Also on view are intricate...
The Rockwell Museum
The Rockwell Museum111 Cedar Street | Daily, 9 am – 8 pmJust steps from Market Street in Historic City Hall, The Rockwell Museum is the only Smithsonian Affiliate museum in Upstate NY and boasts three floors of spectacular American art. Don't miss...
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
Family owned and operated, West End Gallery is Corning's longest standing fine arts gallery, celebrating 41 years on Historic Market Street. You will find a beautiful selection of representational art by more than 60 exceptional artists working in a...
Nightlife & Entertainment

If there's one event at GlassFest that you don't want to miss, it is Rock the Park, presented by Simmons Rockwell Auto Dealerships.  This three-day Free concert is one of the highlights of GlassFest.  Join us in Riverfront Centennial Park on Friday & Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, for amazing live music, local vendors, fireworks (Saturday only), and a Memorial Day Tribute (Sunday)

 

2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 23, 2019
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.
MASTERPIX Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt

MASTERPIX Fine Glass Prints 

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Business Hours

From May 25-27th, participants can search for MASTERPIX glass prints in participating Gaffer District businesses for a chance to win great prizes including:

  • 20-MASTERPIX images
  • 3-large prize MASTERPIX prints (24"x36", 16"x24", 16"x16" or 11"x4')
  • Concierge Design Packages to create a personal MASTERPIX to include design with up to 5 images and print size of you choice up to 16"x24

Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

Entry forms can be picked up starting Friday, May 25th at the Corning Gaffer District Information Tent in Centerway Square.

  1. Stop in and obtain a stamp from at least 15 of our participating Gaffer District businesses May 25-27th, 2018
  2. Fill out your name, address and contact information at the bottom of the provided MASTERPIX Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt form.
  3. Leave your completed entry form at the Gaffer District Information tent in Centerway Square by 4 PM on Sunday, May, 27th.

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Schedule

*Sample Schedule*THURSDAY

Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
2300°: GlassFest, 6–8pm (Corning Museum of Glass)

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018

MASTERPIX™ Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 12–8pm (Centerway Square)
Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting, 5–8pm (Participating Businesses)

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

Live Music - DSB Detour: A Journey Through Classic Rock  8:30–10pm

SATURDAY

GlassFest 8K Race, 8am (War Memorial Stadium)
MASTERPIX™ Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 11am–7pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–8pm (Centerway Square)

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

Kids Activities, 3–8pm
Live Music - Lucky Number 6:30–7:45pm
Live Music - DSB "America's Favorite Journey Tribute Band" 8:15–9:45pm
Kids Glow Stick Giveaway, 8pm
Fireworks, 10pm

SUNDAY

MASTERPIX™ Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 10am–4pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–5pm (Centerway Square)

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

Kids Activities, 12–4pm
Live Music - Quentin Harriger 12–1:00pm
Live Music - Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy 1–2:30pm
Memorial Day Salute, 2:30pm

Live Music - Tony Jackson, 3–4:30pm

**schedule subject to change**

GlassFest Video
Events For the Whole Family
Diverse Entertainment
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 23-26, 2019

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.

#GLASSFESTWEEKEND #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 is in the heart of Corning's Gaffer District and all of the GlassFest activities! Guests will enjoy a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts in the Crystal City, featuring live hot glass shows, artist demonstrations, Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting, GlassFest 8K, shopping, dining and more! Radisson Hotel Corning will also be hosting "Brews, Blues and BBQ" on Radisson's lawn, on Saturday, May 26th from 4–7 p.m.

 

Radisson Corning

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 2018!

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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