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 Ninth Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is May 24-27, 2018

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!

Friday, May 25 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 26 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Sunday, May 27 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 24, 2018
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
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
The Rockwell Museum, the only Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York, 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 40 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

Friday, May 25th

8:15-9:45 PM 

The same band members of DSB, the crowd favorite Journey tribute band will perform hits from AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Night Rider, Metallica, Loverboy, 
Foreigner, Toto and many more.  This is one show you must see!

Saturday, May 26th

6:30-7:45 PM

 Lucky Number

Saturday, May 26th 

8:15-9:45 PM

DSB

The area's favorite Journey Tribute band, DSB, returns to perform your favorite Journey songs.  Since 2009, DSB's high energy stage production and accurate recreations of Journey classics have made them the #1 Journey Tribute Show in the world.

DSB has been highly revered as the "next best thing" to Journey.  They have captured the lush and signature sound of renowned vocalist Steve Perry and Journey in their prime.  Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB remains true to Journey's musical legacy and delivers the nostalgic concert experience that will keep you believing!

DSB #1 Tribute Journey Band

Sunday, May 27th

1:00 PM Quentin Harriger

1:00-2:30 PM Ayla Brown & Rob Bellamy

3:00-4:30 PM Tony Jackson

Tony Jackson-The Grand Tour

 

 

 

2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 24, 2018
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 5 PM on Sunday, May, 27th.

Follow MASTERPIX on Facebook and Instagram

 

Schedule

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018

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, May 26, 2018

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, May 27, 2018

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 24-27, 2018

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.

Friday Night GlassFest Package includes:
Overnight accommodations
Two tickets to the Finger Lakes Wine & Craft Beer Tasting held throughout downtown Corning on Friday, May 25th from 5-8 p.m. ($30 value; includes souvenir wine and beer glasses)
Saturday Night GlassFest Package includes:
Overnight accommodations
Two complimentary BBQ Chicken Dinners at Radisson's "Brews, Blues & BBQ" event happening on the lawn from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, May 26th
Terms and Conditions
Booking Start Date: April 3, 2018
Booking End Date: May 25, 2018
Available for stays from May 25, 2018, to May 26, 2018.
A limited number of GlassFest packages are available.
Advance reservation required.
Must show valid ID and be over 21 to book this package.

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:

I'm an Artist

Ready to submit your application to be a part of the eighth annual GlassFest?

APPLY TODAY (PDF)
ONLINE PAYMENT FORM

 

 

Artists are invited to register online. Registration to participate in the fire arts show, a judged showcase for contemporary fine art in one of the following categories: glass, ceramics, metals, and jewelry.

Artists may participate in a non-judged fine arts show, in one of these additional categories: painting (watercolors, oils, and acrylics), sculpture, printmaking, jewelry, photography, wood, and fiber.

Winning judged entries might be featured in promotional materials for GlassFest 2018 and the category winners will also receive a free vendor booth at the 2018 event.

Corning, New York, is home to the international headquarters of Corning Incorporated, as well as the world's largest glass collection at The Corning Museum of Glass, and many independent glassmaking studios.

GlassFest is held outdoors on Market Street, in Corning's Historic Gaffer District. Market Street is the primary commercial center of the city and ample parking is available nearby.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with your fellow artists who may be interested in participating in this exciting annual event!

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

Thank you!

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.
Chemung Canal Trust Company Continues as the GlassFest Presenting Sponsor
Mar 29, 2018

Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce that Chemung Canal Trust Company will continue its commitment as presenting sponsor for GlassFest through 2019.

ABA Names GlassFest One of North America's Top 100 Events
Oct 22, 2014

The American Bus Association (ABA) announced in October that GlassFest presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company, to be held on May 21-24, 2015, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015.

Fashion for the Fund Returns to Benefit Corning Head Start Program
May 7, 2014

The Fashion for the Fund spring fashion show will be held at Corning Credit Union on May 10 at 4pm. This year proceeds will benefit the Market Street Boutique Community Fund and will be donated to the Head Start Program in Corning, NY.

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