Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Michigan Glass Project Main Event Returns to Detroit this Weekend

This weekend The Michigan Glass Project will return to the City of Detroit for its 7th annual Main Event. This event celebrates the art of glassblowing and brings this art form to the general public.  This event is also an amazing fundraiser that single handily supports the art programs of multiple schools within the City of Detroit. It is a true celebration of art and creativity that directly supports the future of the artistic community of Detroit.

This year's festivities will take place inside The Russel Industrial Center and the three day fest will feature live glassblowing, live painting, local vendors, two stages of music, a silent auction, and of course, lots of good food and drinks. There are 75+ blowers that are scheduled to show off their skills and lots of great musical artists will be performing throughout the weekend, including Eastside Jon, Matt Clarke, Crate Digga, ERNO, Jefferson, and more. This year's vendor lineup includes some great companies like Outerspaceways, Aptemal, Over the Moon Clothing, and many many more.You can see the full lineup and what time every artist is performing by clicking here.
The best part about this fest is that you are partying for charity. Proceeds from this year's event will help fund an art program for at least four local Detroit schools who no longer have a budget for these types of classes. In fact, if things go as planned, this year they will raise enough money to fund five different schools' art programs next year!

This weekend's Main Event will take place from noon until 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, and noon until midnight on Sunday. Passes to come and go as you please all three days are $30 and daily passes are $15 a piece. You can purchase advance tickets here.

There are also two hip after parties that you need to know about. The first takes place Friday night at Marble Bar from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. The second takes place Saturday night at The Whitney Garden. Both parties feature a solid lineup of DJs and performers and it's only $5 to get in the door with a weekend pass or $10 to get in without a pass. You can find out more about the after parties here.


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