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Dakota Glass Blowing Demonstrations

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free Event
Saturday Interactive Conversations with Artist 4 p.m. Free Event
Experience the captivating art of glassblowing with Byron Gaylord, Wardensville’s resident glassblower and Studio Manager of Dakota Glass Works. Join for exciting demonstrations and discussion on Friday and
Saturday as he unveils the rich heritage of West Virginian glassblowing. Prepare to be captivated by the live demonstrations happening both days, with an engaging discussion and showcase scheduled for Saturday evening. Adding to the excitement, they are welcoming Firebird Community Arts, a team of accomplished glassblowers journeying from Chicago as part of Dakota Glass Works’ Visiting Artist Program. This program stands as a beacon, drawing artists and creatives to Wardensville and Dakota Glass Works, fostering a vibrant community of shared ideas, knowledge, and meaningful connections that enrich both individuals and the craft itself. Everyone is invited to this event and conversation with the Firebird team, where we will delve into the intersection of glassblowing and mental health. As you soak in the experience, enjoy light refreshments that will be provided. Dakota Glass Works is a part of Farms Work Wonders, an award-winning food, farm, and arts-based nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to ignite the spark of curiosity within Appalachian youth, so they see themselves and their futures in new and exciting ways. All enterprises in the Farms Work Wonders family reinvest 100% of their profits back into their youth programming. While you’re in Wardensville, be sure to explore their other businesses: Wardensville Garden Market, Lewis Farm, Mack’s Bingo Kitchen, and Mack’s Bingo Bakery. Discover more
Location: 273 E Main St, Wardensville

Dakota Glass Blowing Demonstrations
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