Catalyst by artist Beverly Stucker Precious of Indianapolis
Featuring jewelry and other pieces by local artists.
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, Downtown Dunkirk
Glass museum tours, factory tours food, free entertainment, amusement rides, parade on Saturday
765-768-6872 Dunkirk Glass Museum
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
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.
The glass sculpture is an etched blue crystal multi-dimensional disk created by noted glass artist Christopher Ries. The sculpture, donated by Patricia Schaefer, weighs more than 700 pounds and is nearly 7 feet tall including its pedestal base. The sculpture was unveiled April 1, 2008.
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.
Minnetrista, “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.
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.