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
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
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.
More Activities
GlassFest Sidewalk Sales
11am on May 26, 2018
Participating businesses within Corning's Gaffer District are rolling out the red carpet and offering special promotions and discounts for GlassFest on Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28 only!
Schedule

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018

Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
2300°: GlassFest, 6–8pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
Illuminata Stroll & Reception, 8pm (Market Street)

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 Park)

Live Music - To be announced 8–8:20pm
Live Music - To be announced 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)
Pottery Demonstrations, 11:30am–6:30pm
Mini Train Rides, 2–6pm
Kids Zone, 1–5pm (Chestnut Park)
Blues, Brews & BBQ, 4–7pm (Radisson West Lawn)

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

Kids Activities, 3–8pm
Live Music - To be announced 6–7:30pm
Live Music - To be announced 8–10pm
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)
Mini Train Rides, 11am–3pm
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–5pm (Centerway Square)
Pottery Demonstrations, 11:30am–5:30pm
Kids Zone, 12–3pm (Chestnut Park)

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

Kids Activities, 12–4pm
Live Music - To be announced 12–1:30pm
Live Music - To be announced 2–2:20pm
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
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 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 (Official Hotel Sponsor for GlassFest)

125 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-5000
Package Availability
 May 25–28, 2017 (Limited number of GlassFest packages available, advance reservation required.)

Package Details (Reserve Today!)
Staying Friday night, May 26

Staying Saturday night, May 27

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Two complimentary BBQ Chicken Dinners at Radisson's "Brews, Blues & BBQ" event happening on the lawn from 4–7pm on Saturday, May 27
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:

I'm an Artist

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

APPLY TODAY (PDF) - CLOSED
ONLINE PAYMENT FORM

Artists are invited 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.
GlassFest Adds Field of Honor to Recognize Veterans
Mar 23, 2017

Corning's Gaffer District and Corning Veterans Engaged to Support (C-VETS) introduce the Field of Honor as an important new element during GlassFest this year.

Chemung Canal Trust Company Continues as the GlassFest Presenting Sponsor
Apr 11, 2016

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.

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