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. ENTRY TO OUR THIRD FRIDAYS IS FREE!

***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: May 15

We all know what April showers bring. At “Bloom,” May’s Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory, we’re showing off our glassblowing skills to bring 2000 degree glass to life for a springtime celebration!

Who: Third Degree Glass Factory

What: “Bloom”: Third Degree’s Themed (Third Friday) Party!

  • Signature cocktail: Dandy Sangria, with locally made Lion’s Tooth Dandelion Liqueur.
  • Delicious food provided by Cuisine d’Art (
  • East Gallery presents its new installation: “Painting Music” by Vesna Delevska . ( Featuring live painting by the artist, with musical accompaniment by Matthew Von Doren (!
  • 8p live music by the Riverside Wanderers (
  • 8p fire spinning by St. Louis Fire Technicians (

Friday, May 15, 2015, 6:00p – 10:00p


Opening Exhibit

"Marshland" by Marlene DiFiori Locke Synthetic materials and current technologies play a big part in my art production. My ongoing art is a Marshland Series, Eddy (small whirlwinds) Series and Zoomer Series. No matter what I am using to make art (paint, ink, digital technology, graphite, plaster...), my thoughts are about movement, depth and chance. In 2011, I was on television. Andy Banker from Fox 2 News in the Morning interviewed me about my Eddy Series. At Indiana University, I took over 60 hours of Fine Arts. I have been in over 50 exhibits, and my work is included in corporate, university and private collections. Check out my web page at
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