2019 Hot Glass Exhibition & Gala Auction

Category: Arts - Visual

Event Date:

Friday, November 8, 2019


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Arts Commission
1838 Parkwood Ave.
Toledo, OH

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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, Toledo.com suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

The 2019 Hot Glass Exhibition brings together artists and arts enthusiasts to celebrate Toledo’s heritage as the Glass City and the birthplace of the studio glass movement.

The exhibition is open to the public at 300 Madison Lobby at 300 Madison Avenue. It will be open starting October 7 through November 7, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The exhibition showcases original creations of leading local and international glass artists, culminating in an auction raise funds that benefit The Arts Commission’s activities and programs. This year’s Hot Glass Exhibition features more than 100 original works in glass.

On Thursday, October 17, the exhibition will be open for a special public viewing during the Art Loop from 5:30-9:00PM. There will be a wine tasting and a pop-up retail section where guests can purchase small glass items from Firenation Glass and apparel from J?pmode. You can make your reservation for the Gala on site.

The concluding Gala Auction will be held on Friday, November 8, 5:30-8:30PM at 300 Madison Lobby. The evening will feature a silent and live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by The Chop House, desserts, and a cash bar.

All artwork will be auctioned, as well as several glass experience and tour packages. Admission is $95 per person. Young professionals, ages 40 and under, may purchase discounted rate of $45.

For reservations to the November 8th auction, please call The Arts Commission, 419-254-2787, ext. 0 or visit theartscommission.org.

The Hot Glass Exhibition and Gala Auction is made possible by our generous sponsors: Kingston HealthCare Company,
Rudolph Libbe, The Blade, ProMedica, Ohio Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.

A special thank you to our partners: 300 Madison, LLC, Brent Lohmann/b|creative, 2-Scale, and The Chop House Toledo.

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