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 glass art experience, check out new exhibits in the East Gallery, and shop for glass art created by Third Degree glass artists. ENTRY TO OUR THIRD FRIDAYS IS FREE!

***We lock our doors from 5:00p-6:00p on Third Fridays to prep for the big event!***

Make your own glass art creation! Sign–ups begin at 6:00p at the Experiences 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 Friday. $35 per project.

Cute as a bug! Fused bugs. Any age.
Paperweight, age 10 and up. 1-on-1 sessions limited.
Glass beads, age 10 and up. 30-min private sessions are limited.
Glass tile, any age.
Fused glass pendant and earrings set OR ring.
Night Light, any age. Other unique projects may be available from month to month.
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Upcoming Third Friday: December 16

The big box stores are so predictable! This year, give gifts that are unexpected! Third Degree Glass Factory is home to beautiful locally made artwork crafted by over 30 glass artists in our three studios. From eye-catching bowls and platters to stunning wall hangings and intricate jewelry, there’s something for everyone in our gallery!

With only 9 days before Christmas, come party at our Third Friday open house, pick up some last-minute gifts and warm up in the Hotshop with 2000⁰F glass!

-Exciting guided glass art activities: Work in our studios to make your own paperweight, flameworked glass beads, fused glass jewelry, wine charms, bug magnet, glass tile, or nightlight ($35).

-Warm up with our Signature Cocktail: Hot Chocolate with Bailey’s! Each drink ordered from the bar earns you one raffle ticket to win handmade ornaments from Third Degree’s studios!

-Chow down on some delicious holiday eats from Russo’s.

-From the pedestals to the walls: Third Degree presents its first ever cash-and-grab wall installation! Our glass artists are showcasing their own designs for you to display at home! 

-8:00p: If you enjoy the Kevin Mitchell 4 band, you’ll love the sounds of their spinoff, Pandora’s Café.

-8:30p: Fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians.

Opening Exhibit

Glass wall art installation by Third Degree's artists:

Glass artwork can typically be found on the pedestals in our gallery. But glass can be wall art, too! For the first time ever, the East Gallery features a variety of TDGF's artists' work, all available for purchase! Find your newest wall art with this cash-and-grab display. Up for viewing & purchase all through the holidays!
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