Enjoy great food from local caterers and food trucks, listen to live music as you discover local artists, and try your hand at making glass art. Every Third Friday between 6 – 10pm, watch glassblowing & beadmaking demonstrations, sign up for a guided glass activity, check out new exhibits in the East Gallery, and shop for glass art created by Third Degree glass artists.

***We lock our doors from 4-6p on Third Fridays to prep for the big event!***

Make your own glass art creation! Sign–ups begin at 6pm at the Education Table. All activity slots are filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Completed glass art projects will be available for pick up the following Wednesday.

Cute as a bug! Fused bugs. $25, any age.
Paperweight $35, age 10 and up. 1-on-1 sessions limited.
Glass beads $35, age 10 and up. 30-min private sessions are limited.
Glass tile $25, any age.
Fused glass pendant or earrings $25 or the set for $35. Night Light $35, any age.
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Upcoming Third Friday: November 21

A limited series of signature ornaments created by Third Degree Glass Factory artists, whose designs were selected through a juried process, will be unveiled at November’s Third Friday! Each ornament is signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Perfect for collecting or gifting, these ornaments will be sold conveniently gift boxed and ready to wrap.

*Doors locked from 4-6p on Third Friday to prep, reopen at 6p to Bash!*

  • Glassblowing demonstrations showing the creative process of making signature ornaments.
  • Make your own glass-terpiece! Sign up and get hands-on. ($25 – $35)
  • Get your photo taken with The Photo Bus STL, a vintage 1974 VW bus named Lucy.
  • East Gallery presents artwork by Southern Illinois University-Carbondale School of Art and Design.
  • Hungry?  Chef Heidi brings some delicious snacks! ($2-$8)
  • Thirsty?  Cash bar with Drink Special: Peppermint Hot Chocolate (with or without Bailey’s).

Inspired by these unique signature ornaments? Register online for our Holiday Sampler to experience all sorts of spirited glass art making!

Also check out our Black Friday Fire Sale! Handcrafted artwork by Third Degree artists for sale, 10am-5pm.

Save the date: Third Friday, December 19. Celebrate the holidays at Third Friday! More to come…

Opening Exhibit

"Alternate Views" by Ann Aurbach.
A theatrical professional by day, Aurbach's fave pastime is exploring her hometown with her camera. These photographs capture St. Louis landmarks and familiar places with 250 spin.
Alternative Views through November 18.
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