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
Rock The Park Concert Series
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Field of Flags
Field of Flags
Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce the return of the Field of Flags as part of 10th GlassFest in May.
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 Tier

Corelle Brands Scavenger Hunt

Corning Museum of Glass

Featured Artist Installations

Fire & Fine Art Show

Gustin's Gallery Goldsmiths

Rockwell Kids

Rockwell Museum

West End Gallery

Vitrix Hot Glass Studio

GLASSFEST10 FEATURED ARTISTS:

SCOTT GRIFFIN

ALAN BENNETT

GWEN QUIGLEY & TONY MORETTI

KIRK ALLEN

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
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there's something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world's largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces...
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 StreetOpen daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kids/Teens (17 & Under) FreeMore than a museum – The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect...
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). Please see our schedule tab for a full listing of our entertainment!

Thursday, May 23rd
Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 5:30 PM
Corning Museum of Glass
2300° GlassFest - 6 - 8 PM
Corning Museum of Glass
 

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.
Sway
3pm on May 26, 2019
Sway is spreading the word that R&R is alive and well! Rock n Roll & Blues is at the core of our original compositions and our unique list of classic cover songs.
GlassFest Kids Activities
1pm on May 25, 2019
Enjoy fun and FREE activities for the entire family!
Beatlegacy
6:30pm on May 25, 2019
Beatlemania and Beyond/The Ultimate Tribute”, is a stunning audio/visual recreation of the greatest music ever made!
Pop Vinyl
8:15pm on May 25, 2019
Experience the endless energy of "the band that doesn’t stop", Pop Vinyl!
The Town Pants
8:30pm on May 24, 2019
Celtic Rock, Fast Folkin' Irish Rock, folk/punk, banjopunk, Roots Rock Rebel!
Wineglass GlassFest 8K
8am on May 25, 2019
The 8th annual Wineglass GlassFest 8K, presented by The Community Foundation, will run on May 25, 2019 at 8 AM.
Schedule

Thursday, May 23rd
Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 5:30 PM
Corning Museum of Glass
2300° GlassFest - 6 - 8 PM
Corning Museum of Glass

Friday, May 24th
Corelle Brands Scavenger Hunt - Business Hours
Participating Businesses

Featured Artists Stroll 6:30 PM
Outdoor Hot Glass Show - 12-8 PM
Centerway Square

Rock The Park Presented by Simmons-Rockwell
Live Music: Battle of the Bands Champion - 6:30 - 8 PM
Live Music: The Town Pants - 8:30 - 10 PM

Saturday, May 25th
Wineglass 8K - 8 AM
War Memorial Stadium
Corelle Brands Scavenger Hunt - Business Hours
Participating Businesses
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors - 11 AM - 7 PM
Market Street
Downbeat Percussion
Community Clinic - 11 AM - Riverfront Centennial Park Stage
Wandering shows - 12:15, 1:15 PM - Market Street
Rooftop Performance - 2 PM - Market Street, Block 4
Outdoor Hot Glass Show - 11 AM - 8 PM
Centerway Square
Fire Arts Demonstrations - 11 AM - 7 PM
Market Street, Block 5
The Amazing Magic Joe - 12 PM, 4 PM
Val Reep Fountain
Marvelous Mutts Canine Spectacular 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM
Chestnut Park
Kids Zone presented by the YMCA- 1 - 5 PM
Riverfront Centennial Park

Rock The Park Presented by Simmons-Rockwell
Kids Activities - 1-5 PM
Live Music: Beatlegacy - 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Live Music: Pop Vinyl - 8:15 - 9:45 PM
Fireworks - 9:45 PM

Sunday, May 26th
Corelle Brands Scavenger Hunt - Business Hours
Participating Businesses
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors - 10 AM - 4 PM
Market Street
Kids Zone presented by the YMCA- - 3 PM
Riverfront Centennial Park
Outdoor Hot Glass Show - 11 AM - 5 PM
Centerway Square
Marvelous Mutts Canine Spectacular 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:30 PM
Chestnut Park
The Amazing Magic Joe - 1:30 PM
Val Reep Fountain

Rock the Park Presented by Simmons-Rockwell
Kids Activities 11 AM - 3 PM
Live Music: Battle of the Bands 2nd Runner Up - 12 -1 PM
Live Music: Battle of the Bands 1st Runner Up - 1 - 2:30 PM
Memorial Day Salute - 2:40 PM
Live Music: Sway - 3-4:30 PM

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 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 Corning  The Radisson Hotel in Corning has been named one of the country's best hotels by the 2019 US News and World Report Best Hotels rankings. It is now one of only three Radisson Hotel-branded properties in the country to receive a Silver Badge.

Ferenbaugh Campground

Or, choose a hotel in Corning to match your mood! https://www.corningfingerlakes.com/places-to-stay/

 

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 2019!

Please direct questions to Nate Basch, Director of Events, nate@gafferdistrict.com or call (607) 937-6292 x105.

Participation Forms:

Questions about GlassFest? We want to hear from you!
Please contact Nate Basch at nate@gafferdistrict.com, Corning's Gaffer District, 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830. You can also reach us by phone at (607) 937-6292.
2019 GlassFest10 Field of Flags Returns to Recognize Veterans
Feb 21, 2019

Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce the return of the Field of Flags as part of 10th GlassFest in May.

Rock the Park Sponsored by Simmons Rockwell
Apr 23, 2018

Having trouble viewing this email? For Immediate Release:Wednesday, February 22, 2018Contact: Barbara Whitman, Director of Marketing and CommunicationsTel: (607) 937-6292 x108Mobile:607-377-4317 Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships Continue as GlassFest's...

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.

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