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Ignite Glass Studios


401 N. Armour St.


Near West Side


Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 12pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Family Friendly Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible


Epstein|Metter Studio, 2013



Ignite Glass Studios has transformed a spartan West Loop industrial building into a glass blowing studio, educational facility and elegant event space. With its state-of-the-art glass-working environment and flexible spaces, Ignite fosters arts-based learning for everyone from under-resourced youth to visiting glass artists. Gallery spaces show a rotating mix of work by those affiliated with the studio. Artisans on staff create a signature line of products—making it a true working studio. With its gracious garden and rooftop deck, Ignite is a distinctive place to appreciate the art of blown glass.

Behind the Scenes

See glass artisans in action in the studio, and enjoy the ambiance of the unique event space featuring outdoor garden and rooftop deck. Free glass blowing demonstrations at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday. 30-minute glass-blowing workshops will be available for a fee on a first-come, first-served basis.