“The Insider's Guide” Of Where To Go And What To Do In Chicago
At Ignite Glass Studios, the mission is to spread the extraordinary art of glass blowing to the community of Chicago. Classes such as "paint and sip" has become one of the most popular activities, bringing the community closer to create art in a casual setting. Yet, the glass blowing community is a much rare opportunity, for those interested in the art or want to try something new. At Ignite Glass Studios, classes are offered for free almost every Sunday from 2-4PM. Watching artists create art out of a 2,000-degree molten glass is not a common sight, to say the least, and to be able to see that for no charge is certainly a unique feature. The classes offer those attending to interact with the narrator as the molten glass slowly turns into a unique piece.
If you would rather a private lesson, they offer one-on-one sessions ranging from creating a piece in 20 minutes to an hour, with variations of pieces with an artist. They also offer venue rentals for those wanting to use the space for anything from birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, or even experimental events. You can also buy a one-of-a-kind gift either at the gallery of glass art or online.
Ignite Glass Studio is a one in all environment, from a learning experience to a creative space for artists, all created for an ultimately unique experience of glass blowing. This hidden gem has been recognized by the media such as in Atlas Obscura, See Chicago, and Fox 32. Hamilton creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda has even paid a visit to Ignite Glass Studios