Blue Heat – Glass Art Gala and Auction

It’s back! After a year off, we are happy to announce that we will once again host Kalamazoo’s only glass art gala and auction. Please join us at our third Blue Heat Glass Art Gala and Auction – a celebration of good food, great drinks, music, and our outstanding glass art community. This fun, funky evening is all about cool art in a hot setting!

Blue Heat will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 7-10pm at our studios, 326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 100 in the Park Trades Center. Mix and mingle with arts enthusiasts, professionals, and talented artists while bidding on fantastic, one-of-a-kind glass art pieces in both live and silent auctions. The stunning art to be auctioned has been collected from visiting artists, public demonstrations, and local glass artists! This is Kalamazoo’s only glass art auction and you will have the chance to take home your very own piece of glass art – an investment in the arts community that you will enjoy for years to come. Guests are encouraged to wear blue or blue-accented attire for this event.

In the interest of COVID 19 safety precautions, we are limiting the size of the event and asking that guests show proof of vaccination to attend in person. We will have a virtual bidding component of the event for those people that don’t feel comfortable attending an in-person event. If you would like information about virtually attending the event, please contact

Early bird tickets are now on sale for $60/ticket until February 18. After February 18, tickets go to $70/person. Ticket includes free food, beer, wine & signature cocktail; live entertainment; and a keepsake handmade glass tumbler made in our studios. Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

All proceeds for this charitable event will benefit Glass Art Kalamazoo glass education opportunities, youth scholarships, visiting artist programs, and community outreach initiatives such as Journey Beads. Please note: there will be no live glass blowing demonstrations during this event.

*Photos from our last Blue Heat Gala in 2020*