Celebrate Indiana’s rich glass heritage in Kokomo – shop, tour, explore, and experience unique tours during this special glass weekend event!
Experience Art on Fire at Kokomo Opalescent Glass, America’s oldest art glass company. Go “behind the scenes” on this fascinating tour to experience the glass-making process. Watch as hot glass is ladled from a 12-pot furnace, hand-mixed, cooled, and shipped all over the world. Also, see local glass blowers create amazing glass art in the Hot Glass Studio and purchase beautiful glass items made by local artists in The OP Shop. Don’t miss the special factory tours & glass blowing on Saturday!
Kokomo Opalescent Glass – 1310 South Market Street, Kokomo IN. Tel: (765) 457-1829
Factory Tours, Bead Demonstrations & Glass Blowing:
October 17-18, 9 a.m. – Noon
The OP Shop Hours:
October 17: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. &
October 18: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Howard County Museum is located in the remarkable Seiberling Mansion, built by industrialist Monroe Seiberling for his family in 1891, at about the same time he established the Diamond Plate Glass Company. The Mansion contains beautiful stained glass windows created with art glass from Kokomo Opalescent Glass, which also originated during the gas boom. Some of the windows are original to the house, others were added during a recent renovation.
The museum possesses one of the largest known collections of Jenkins Glass, produced in Kokomo, and has a portion of it on permanent display. There is a temporary display in the James Long Gallery, featuring Kokomo Opalescent Glass. Visitors also can see representative pieces of Greentown glass, produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company in Greentown, and Bournique glass, which began in Howard County.
Seiberling Mansion – 1200 West Sycamore Street, Kokomo IN. Tel: (765) 452-4314
Open: October 17-18, 2014 from 1-4 p.m.
Don’t miss a visit to the Greentown Glass Museum. The museum’s permanent exhibit features more than 2,000 pieces of glass, including a vast number produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company in Greentown between 1894-1903. The extensive display features various glass patterns and highly collectible pieces, such as Chocolate Glass, Golden Agate and Rose Agate.
Greentown Glass Museum – 112 N. Meridian St., Greentown, IN. Tel: (765) 628-6206
Open: October 17, 2014 12-4 p.m. & October 18, 2014 1-4 p.m.
Find local, handmade glass items at Crystal Wand Creations, including glass jewelry, stained glass ornamentals, panels, suncatchers and wind chimes in this unique retailshop located in Downtown Kokomo.
Crystal Wand Creations – 206 North Buckeye St., Kokomo, IN.
Tel: (765) 457-7700
Shop Hours: October 17, 2014 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & October 18, 2014 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kokomo Artworks Gallery will feature Glass Bead Demonstrations and an Art Glass Exhibit in its stunning two-story art gallery. See a variety of artwork and watch local artisans at work in multiple art studios.
Artworks Gallery – 2014 North Main Street, Kokomo IN.
Tel: (765) 459-4579
Hours: October 17, 2014 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & October 18, 2014
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Purchase beautiful, custom glass art platters made from wine bottles at Fragrant Blossom Artisan Shop on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Kokomo. The shop also carries handmade soap, candles and accessories from a variety of Indiana artists. Open October 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and October 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fragrant Blossom Artisan Shop – 124 West Walnut Street, Kokomo