Bloomington Creative Glass Center brings the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch


Bloomington Creative Glass Center will have a grand opening event Oct. 6 with glass pumpkins available for purchase. Emily Eckelbarger Buy Photos

The eighth annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will return Oct. 13 and 14. The event is brought to Monroe County by the Bloomington Creative Glass Center. 

It will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Monroe County Courthouse Lawn. 

According to a press release from the Bloomington Creative Glass Center, over 900 blown glass pumpkins will be available to purchase. All of the pieces for sale were created by BCGC students and volunteers. 

Friday evening at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, a preview event will take place for the public to have the opportunity to see all of the glass art that will be for sale starting Saturday morning.

In addition to the patch displaying glass art available for purchase, between 1 to 3 p.m. there will be hands-on arts activities for guests coming to the event, according to the same press release. There will be fall games like corn hole as well as the opportunity to paint on real miniature pumpkins, get a professional face painting and learn about the art of glass fusing.

BCGC is a non-profit organization founded by Abby Gitlitz that focuses on educating others on glass art. The center has classes that focus on various forms of glass arts, which are available for members of all ages living in central and southern Indiana.

 According to the same press release, all funds raised from the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will go towards the BCGC's goal to open a glass arts studio in Bloomington. 

Adele Poudrier

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