Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass announces the launch of the new, mission-based GLASS Arts Festival on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
“GLASS,” which stands for Glass Lakefront Show and Sale is an inaugural event to be held on the museum grounds at 165 N. Park Ave, Neenah, WI 54956. It replaces the former museum-sponsored arts festival which took place in Riverside Park for 45 years. The festival now centers on the museum’s mission: glass art and glass art experiences. Providing distinction from other art festivals in the area, this fun-filled, admission-free community event will support glass artists, collectors, and enthusiasts, as well as our vendor partners and greater community with a new experience celebrating everything glass.
In addition to the best in glass art, visitors will enjoy live music, artisan food and beverages, a university art students’ marketplace, children’s art activities, and glass blowing demonstrations, along with the local and regional artists selling their work. The museum will be open, as always, admission free. The event is designed to attract glass collectors, and weekend travelers from beyond the Fox Cities and Wisconsin for this new and innovative event.
Artists who work in glass may answer a call for entries at ZAPP until March 3, 2022. Glass artists will be encouraged to enter, knowing that the museum has the capacity to promote the festival in all media, across the Midwest, due to the Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Artists will enjoy many amenities such as opportunities to explore inspiring exhibitions in the museum, $3,000+ in cash prizes, and a chance at a future solo exhibition in the museum. Water and food will be delivered directly to the booths, appetizers, and beverages on Friday, a continental breakfast on Saturday, and booth sitting services will be included. Artists will be provided with a 10’ x 10’ booth space, under a festival tent. See more info by clicking the application button.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is seeking sponsors for this inaugural event. If you, or your organization would like to learn more about sponsoring GLASS Arts Festival, please contact Kathryn Dreifuerst, 920-751-4658 ext. 302 or [email protected]