On its eight year, the Festival of Glass 2017 will deliver a sensory extravaganza to attendees and is running from 1 January 2017 to 25 February 2017. This festival is an initiative of the Drysdale and Clifton Springs Community Association Inc.
The festival started with a treasure hunt from 1 January 2017 which will run until 19 February 2017 featuring 30 businesses displaying local glass art plus glass 'Tiny Treasures' for Treasure hunters to spot. You can win prizes at the Festival Expo. Learn more by visiting this website.
Historic bottles appraisal On 12 February 2017 from 10am to 3pm a historic bottles appraisal will be hosted at the Old Courthouse Museum, Drysdale. You can bring your old glass bottles for appraisal by eminent glass valuers and auctioneers Paul and David Bruce.
The popular Twilight Flames will take place at 7pm on 18 February 2017 at Leura Park Estate winery located at 1400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis. World-known glass artist Davide Penso hailing all the way from Murano, Italy will entice visitors with blow and sculpt glass and talk about his work and about Murano as a glass art centre. Click here to purchase tickets at $40 per person.
Glass Art Workshops Glass Art Workshops will be held from 18 February 2017 to 25 February 2017. These workshops will be attended by local glass artists and will be based on flame work, kiln-forming, glass bead weaving and mosaics. These workshops will present not-to-be-missed opportunities to try your hand at simple glass art while experienced glass workers can work with master glass artists.
Festival Expo The Festival Expo will be hosted on 19 February at Drysdale's Christian College. There will be stalls by 50 glass artists and businesses. You will be enthralled by a huge exhibit of glass art, jewellery, mosaics and home ware. Other drawcards include glass-working demonstrations, short films about glass and the annual Glass Art Awards. The Glass Art Awards will honour artists for sculptural, functional and wearable glass art, recycled glass and unique Bellarine identity. A gold coin donation is requested from visitors for entry to the expo.
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Drysdale is a charming rural township situated near Geelong and can be accessed by car and train.
The Glass Festival 2017 is guaranteed to provide an amazing experience which will be second to none.