October 1st    |    Saturday    |    10AM-6PM

About

Barrio Vidrio is a celebration of the fall season and glass artistry in Tucson.

 

The day features scheduled events at three glass studios and galleries. Enjoy advanced glassblowing demonstrations, new glass art exhibits, make your own glass art experiences, and an evening reception.

 

Barrio Collection, Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, and Sonoran Glass School invite you to explore what we call el barrio vidrio (glass district). Admission to all studios is free and open to the public. 

 

Watch exciting demonstrations, shop for glass art, and even create your own masterpiece at Barrio Vidrio.

Venues

SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL

633 W 18th Street

BARRIO COLLECTION

452 S Stone Avenue

PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO

711 S. 6th Avenue

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Venue: SONORAN GLASS SCHOOL

 

It’s a Pumpkin Fiesta at Sonoran Glass School. Explore hundreds of colorful handmade glass art pumpkins and try your hand at glassblowing, torchworking, or kiln-firing in one of our three studios (for $10-85). Make fall-themed projects–including the popular Make Your Own Pumpkin experience. The gallery will also be open for browsing and shopping.

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Venue: BARRIO COLLECTION

 

Glass casting and blowing artists Katja Fritzsche and Danny Perkins will be at their studio and gallery, Barrio Collection, down the street from SGS. The glass school’s mobile hot shop, or G.O.A.T. (Glassworking on a trailer), will also be located here and used for mold blowing demonstrations, including making a deer's head out of glass.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Venue: PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO

 

The Philabaum Gallery will be open with special displays and the studio with Tom Philabaum and friends providing advanced glassblowing demonstrations throughout the day. Look for demos from Jason Marstall and other talented local glassblowers.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 

Venue: PHILABAUM GLASS GALLERY & STUDIO

 

A Tom Philabuam-narrated glassblowing demonstration and new artist reception takes place at PGG&S in the early evening. The new reception features work from Richard M Parrish and Karen Bexfield. Sip wine, mingle, browse works, and watch a glassblowing demonstration with the artists on wireless mics talking about their process. 

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