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
Corning's Gaffer District
Chemung Canal Trust Company

The Eleventh Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is May 21-24, 2020

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, fabulous food, and more! Listen to great music, dine in one of our fabulous restaurants, shop for something special, and learn all about glass during this four-day annual celebration throughout Corning's Gaffer District!
Live Glassmaking & Live Fire Arts Demonstrations

STAY TUNED FOR 2020 DETAILS!

 

FOR LAST YEAR'S GLASSFEST10 2019 PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

 

2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 21, 2020
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 & Participating Businesses

STAY TUNED FOR 2020 DETAILS!

 

FOR LAST YEAR'S GLASSFEST10 2019 PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

 

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...
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

 Make Your Own Glass Tile for the 2020 GlassFest Quilt!

From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of our experienced glassworkers.

Celebrate GlassFest by participating in the GlassFest Quilt. In conjunction with Corning's Gaffer District and The Arts Council of The Southern Finger Lakes, The Studio is delighted to offer Museum guests a chance to participate in a community art project. The GlassFest Quilt will be a collage of fused 4x4 tiles–each featuring their own unique design. The project will be displayed proudly outside of The Radisson in Corning, NY during GlassFest 11 from May 21–24. Anyone is welcome to donate* a tile, but this opportunity is only available until May 14. In order to participate, you need to purchase a Make Your Own Glass small fusing project for $23.00 and inform your instructor on arrival that you would like to donate your finished tile to the GlassFest Quilt. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets!

 

 

POP VINYL RETURNS TO HEADLINE ON SATURDAY, MAY 23!

 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).

 

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE 2020 DETAILS!

 

FOR LAST YEAR'S GLASSFEST10 2019 PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Make Your Own Tile for the 2020 GlassFest Quilt!
9am on February 26, 2020
Make Your Own Tile for the 2020 GlassFest Quilt!
Wineglass GlassFest 8K
8am on May 23, 2020
The 11th annual Wineglass GlassFest 8K will run on May 23, 2020 at 8AM, beginning at War Memorial Stadium.
Schedule

 

 FOR LAST YEAR'S GLASSFEST10 2019 PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

**2019 SCHEDULE** STAY TUNED FOR 2020 DETAILS!

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

Outdoor Hot Glass Show - 12-8 PM
Centerway Square

Featured Artist Stroll - Starts at 6:30 PM
Starts at Radisson Hotel

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

"New Glass Now" documentary (made possible by Pilkington Group Limited) 10 AM - 2 PM (20 minutes, 4 showings)
Palace Theatre

Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors - 11 AM - 7 PM
Market Street

Childrens Mural Painting
Kids Rockwell Art Lab - 11 AM - 7 PM

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 (featuring Scott Griffin, Alan Bennett, and Gwen Quigley & Tony Moretti) - 12 - 5 PM
Market Street, Block 5 (between Chestnut St. & Bridge St.)

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) - 12 - 5 PM
Riverfront Centennial Park

Big Kids Game Zone - 3-7 PM
Centennial Sculpture

Rock The Park (presented by Simmons-Rockwell)
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

"New Glass Now" documentary (made possible by Pilkington Group Limited) 10 AM - 2 PM (20 minutes, 4 showings)
Palace Theatre

Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors - 10 AM - 4 PM
Market Street

Childrens Mural Painting
Kids Rockwell Art Lab - 10 AM - 4 PM

Kids Zone presented by the YMCA- 10 AM - 3 PM
Riverfront Centennial Park

Fire Arts Demonstrations (featuring Scott Griffin, Alan Bennett, and Gwen Quigley & Tony Moretti) - 11 AM - 4 PM
Market Street, Block 5 (between Chestnut St. & Bridge St.)

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

Big Kids Game Zone - 1-4 PM
Centennial Sculpture

Rock the Park (presented by Simmons-Rockwell)
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

"New Glass Now" documentary (made possible by Pilkington Group LImited) 10 AM - 2 PM (4 showings)

GlassFest Video
Kids Activities at GlassFest
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
Kids Activities at GlassFest
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos on Centerway Stage at GlassFest
Kids Activities at GlassFest
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos on Centerway Stage at GlassFest
GlassFest Family Fun for the Whole Weekend
GlassFest Rock the Park Free Concerts All Weekend!
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
So many things to see and do at GlassFest!
Fire Arts at GlassFest
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
Kids Activities at GlassFest
GlassFest Artist Vendors
GlassFest
Delicious Gaffer District Restaurants at GlassFest!
GlassFest Artist Vendors
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
Delicious Gaffer District Restaurants at GlassFest!
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
Live Music at Market Street Social during GlassFest Weekend!
Kids Activities at GlassFest
GlassFest
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
GlassFest Family Fun for the Whole Weekend
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
So many things to see and do at GlassFest!
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Mizu Marbling at GlassFest
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GlassFest
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!
A variety of beautiful art at GlassFest!

May 21-24, 2020

GlassFest kicks off on Thursday, May 21, with the Glass Ribbon Cutting ceremony held at The Corning Museum of Glass at 5:30 PM, followed by a special edition 2300°: GlassFest from 6–8 PM. The festival continues in Corning's Gaffer District for three more days of live glassmaking demonstrations, glass exhibits and artwork, fabulous food and drinks, live music at our Rock the Park series (Pop Vinyl headlining Saturday night!), a spectacular fireworks display, family-friendly activities, an 8K race, museums and galleries, and special shopping and dining promotions for the weekend. There is no entrance fee and unless otherwise noted, most activities are free.

 

Friday starts the Rock The Park concert series in Riverfront Park, and continues for the weekend! Pop Vinyl headlines on Saturday night.

 

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!

 

Stay tuned for more details! For more information on GlassFest call (607) 937-6292. #GLASSFESTWEEKEND #EXPLORECORNING

 

FOR LAST YEAR'S GLASSFEST10 2019 PROGRAM CLICK HERE

 

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 2020!

If you are a Gaffer District business that would like to participate as a vendor or join the GlassFest scavenger hunt, please fill out this form by April 10th!

 

If you have any questions, please call Nate Basch, Director of Events, nate@gafferdistrict.com or call (607) 937-6292 x105.

I'm an Artist

Please fill out this form to apply as a vendor at GlassFest 2020!

Please fill out this form to apply as a vendor at GlassFest 2020!

GlassFest Media Kit

Please download this editable .pdf that includes our GlassFest logo and the style guidelines.

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.
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