Watch glassblowers take the heat create cool glass art and then get “hands on” glass and make something yourself. Maybe you’ll win one of the cool pieces created at the Glass Factory.
In addition to watching the demos, you can enjoy live music and discover art by local artists.
Here’s what else is going on tonight (from the Glass Factory’s website):
- Get your hands-on glass. Work with instructors and make a paperweight $30; fused jewelry or spring tile $20; or torch beads $30.
Third Friday tradition: Bring your fave bottle – NO LABELS – and we’ll turn it into a glass platter for $10. Note: Must be age 10 and up for paperweights and glass beads. Glass projects and glass platters must be picked up the following week, Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- 6 – 8 p.m. Ride the glide. Science Center brings its Segways. $5 for 5 minutes.
- 8 p.m. River Bound tunes up in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, and Flatt and Scruggs. A mix of fiddle tunes, bluegrass classics and contemporary songs. American folk music.
- Fire Spinning. Fire Technicians Performance Troupe top off the night. 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Watch ‘em spin, dance, and breathe the hot stuff.
Grab a light dinner at the factory with My Chef Heidi’s tapas-style small plates. Prices range from $2-$8 each. June’s menu: Summer Tossed Salad with Cilantro Ranch, Nachos with Chipolte Cheese Sauce, Authentic Mexican Tacos with Beef or Chicken, Guacamole with Chips, Sweet Treat.. No reservations needed. Eat in the gallery or al fresco in the courtyard.
Try Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream which uses local ingredients whenever possible. Instead of sugar, they use honey from farms in Missouri and the surrounding states.
Third Degree Glass Factory is located at 5200 Delmar Blvd in St. Louis.