All of the signs of fall are here in Chicago. The days are getting shorter, the lines for pumpkin spiced lattes are getting longer, and children are picking out their Halloween costumes and painting jack-o-lanterns. To celebrate this pumpkin-frenzy, Ignite Glass Studios, a glassblowing studio, gallery, and art school located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, will be hosting Chicago’s first Fall Festival of Glass on October 12, 2013 from 10am-5pm. The event will be free to the Chicago community.
Fall Festival of Glass goers will view an original outdoor installation of autumnal glass. The outdoor gallery-turned-glass pumpkin patch exhibit will be interactive, with a curated tour available for smartphone users. “We're excited to show our local community that we're doing really cool things here. This is the first time we’ve hosted Fall Festival of Glass,” said Artistic Director Pearl Dick, “and we’re hoping to inspire new glass artists and collectors.” Visitors wishing to upload images and video of the outdoor installation are encouraged to geotag and use the hashtag #FFoG, for a more interactive community experience.
Oct 12, 2013 from 10am-5pm
401 N Armour Street, Chicago 60642
Free street parking, CTA Pink/Green line Ashland-Lake station
In addition to the interactive outdoor autumnal glass installation, Fall Festival of Glass will offer free glassblowing demonstrations, live music by nationally touring act Milktooth, complimentary light refreshments, original artwork for purchase, and a local Midwest wine sampling from The Green Grocer. Craft beer, Discover Glass “Make Your Own Pumpkin” sessions ($49), original art work and food from The Salsa Truck and Husky Hog will be available for purchase.
There will be a s'mores station in the courtyard during the afternoon and an Insta-vignette along the back wall of the courtyard. Apple cider and spiced donuts will be provided (complimentary) from La Cuisine Catering. Event design by Art of Imagination. Tables, chairs, lounge set-up on the rooftop deck will be provided by M&M Events. Brides will also be able to secretly check out these vendors (without a formalized sales pitch) too.