Indiana Glass Trail
Start your exploration of the Indiana Glass Trail in Delaware County!
See the art and history of glassmaking take shape before your eyes.
The Indiana Glass Trail is a showcase for talented Hoosier artisans and glass blowers who create magic with glass. The trail connects communities in which the tradition and history of glass arts can be experienced first hand. There are studios, galleries and museums as well as festivals and workshops located in the five county destinations.
In 1887, the Ball Family moved its glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie. Ball Brother Glass Company became one of America's best known manufacturers of canning jars.
Minnetrist, "a gathering place by the water," takes its name from the original F.C. Ball home that once stood at the location of Minnetrista's Center Building. The name now applies to our entire community, as Minnetrista keeps this name alive through programming, workshops and exhibits creating a gathering place for all. Tours of the G.A. Ball home, Oakhurst, are available daily thru Minnetrista. Special group tours of the E.B. Bertha Ball Home are also available thru the Muncie Visitor's Bureau.
1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy, Downtown Muncie
Catalyst by artist Beverly Stucker Precious of Indianapolis
Ball State University Sursa Hall
Riverside, Muncie 765-285-5400
Light Symphony by artist Stephen Knapp
Fruit Jar Club
The Midwest Antique Fruit Jar & Bottle Club is an organization of people interested in collecting and learning about fruit jars and bottles. The club holds jar swaps/sales in Muncie on a semi-annual basis.
1700 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie 765-741-9727
Sonata glass sculpture created by noted glass artist Christopher Ries.
Artisan Glass Shopping:
1200 W. Minnetrista Pkwy., Downtown Muncie
Featuring jewelry and other pieces by local artists.
Bowman Art Glass
3929 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie
Classes, artist supplies and gifts.
1300 S. Batavia, Muncie
Trailers arriving almost everyday bringing overstocked, discontinued, returns and seconds of merchandise. They have thousands of different items in their inventory. Glass, candles, home decor and more.
E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Home
400 W. Minnetrista Blvd. Downtown Muncie
Built in 1907, originally named Nebosham, this was the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ball. The home has been beautifully restored and his used for educational programs but is also available for scheduled tours.
The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass
Ball State University Campus
2500 University Ave., Muncie
The Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, generously funded by The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation established by Marilyn and Eugene Glick, was built to support and promote the practice of the contemporary glass arts at Ball State University and in the East Central Indiana Region. The center's studio spaces, equipment, faculty and staff support a broad-based and dynamic undergraduate and graduate curriculum in contemporary glass as well as community outreach and education about the glass arts. General visitors are welcome and encouraged to
come into the Front Atrium. Artists are often working in the hot shop and visitors can observe them through the viewing window or examine the glass artworks on display in the cases.
600 W. Minnetrista Pkwy., Downtown Muncie
Oakhurst includes six acres of gardens and the renovated 1895 home of George and Frances Ball and their daughter, Elisabeth. Experience the wonderment of Oakhurst Gardens, located along the banks of the White River. Oakhurst is open year round. Tours available thru Minnetrista.
Neighboring Jay County
Dunkirk - The Glass Capital of Indiana
Dunkirk Glass Museum
127 W. Washington St., Dunkirk 765-768-6872
The museum features extensive displays of glassware, tools and exhibits which tell the history of glass manufacturing in east central Indiana. Group tours can be arranged in the off season. Admission $2.00/person. Children under 11 free with adult. Open May 1 through October 31, Tues. through Sat. 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Dunkirk Glass Days Festival
Glass museum tours, factory tours food, free entertainment, amusement rides, parade on Saturday
Verallia Glass Factory
Factory Tours during Glass Days Festival
The Glass Bonzi
110 S. Meridian St., Portland 260-726-7350
Stained glass, gifts, specialty coffees
Anderson/Madison County 800-533-6569
Hamilton County 800-776-8687
Kokomo/Howard County 800-837-0971
Project made possible by the Indiana Artisan
ICAA: Indiana Glass Arts Alliance Open to any individual or organization with an interest in the glass arts, such as experienced and new collectors, artists, gallery owners, educators and the general public.
National Fenton Glass Society, Inc.To promote the study and understanding of handmade glass, the handmade glass industry, and especially glass made by the Fenton Art Glass Company.