Calling All Glass Enthusiasts! Playing with Fire: A Glass Blast Exhibition and Auction

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Calling All Glass Enthusiasts!

Playing with Fire: A Glass Blast Exhibition and Auction

Bethlehem, Lehigh Valley, PA., April 4, 2024 – During this April and May, the ArtsQuest Glass Studio is proud to present the Glass Blast Exhibition and Auction featuring works of art from our diverse group of talented studio members.

Join glass and art enthusiasts alike at this annual event to view beautiful and unique works of art in our galleries. This art will feature many different techniques ranging from traditional blowing techniques to more modern sculpting processes.

This year’s Glass Blast is also an auction. All of the works featured are made with glass here in the Lehigh Valley and are available for purchase via the auction website. Help support both ArtsQuest Glass Studio and local artists from the community by bidding on your favorite work in the show. Then, participate in our closing night party on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Banana Factory.

Playing with Fire: A Glass Blast Exhibition and Auction will be free to the public from April 5 throughout the end of May, however, the Glass Blast closing party on June 1 will be a ticketed event, officially ending the exhibition and auction. For more information on the closing party visit

Tickets for the closing night party will be available on the Banana Factory website under the Playing with Fire exhibition page.

Ticket Price What you get
Regular Admission


$45 Regular door prizes
Glass Grab $65 Glass Grab ticket (7:30 p.m.) and regular door prizes


VIP $95 VIP door prize, regular door prizes, Glass Grab entry ticket (7 p.m.) and one free drink


Be entered for beautiful handmade glass door prizes, enjoy appetizers from Pat’s Bistro, watch glass demonstrations and spend a night enjoying glass art with the ArtsQuest Glass Studio community. Winners of auction items will be able to take their pieces home at the end of the closing party.

“This annual fundraiser for the ArtsQuest Glass Studio is always a night of fun and celebration. The online auction allows attendees to show their admiration of the tremendous artwork done by local Lehigh Valley area artists,” comments Dennis Gardner, ArtsQuest Glass Studio Manager. “Come talk glass with us! Converse with your favorite artist represented at the exhibition, bring beautiful handmade glass pieces home and, most of all, have fun!”

This fundraiser ensures that ArtsQuest can continue to provide opportunities for artists to live and work in the Lehigh Valley area, as well as inspire new generations of artists through robust educational programs.

About ArtsQuest 

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events.

Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.


Information provided to TVL by:
Bryn Keeney