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Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass Presents the Second Annual Admission Free GLASS Arts Festival, August 12, 2023

Join Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass for our second annual GLASS Arts Festival, August 12, 2023, 10am–5pm. “Focusing on our mission to provide extraordinary glass experiences, we are excited to offer our widely popular GLASS Arts Festival featuring the best in glass once again, admission free to our community, “ says Amy G. Moorefield, Executive Director.

Browse the grounds and galleries and enjoy an admission free family-friendly lakeside day. Take in glass art on display and available for sale from 43 artists from around the country.* The event will also feature the opening of a solo exhibition by the first place winner of last year’s juried GLASS Arts Festival Award, Wes Hunting.

Festival attendees will witness glass blowing demonstrations with our new mini-dragon, “Ray,” as molten glass temperatures climb to over 2,000° F. Entertainment will be provided by local musicians, while food trucks from Osario Latin Fusion, Inferno Heat Hibachi, Papa John’s Pizza, Smokehound BBQ, and many more will be on hand when hunger strikes. Activity tents for the kids will keep young ones engaged and creating their own art to bring home.

We thank our generous event sponsors: Bergstrom Auto, Travel Wisconsin, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Menasha Corporation Foundation, Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, Brehmer Law, Simplicity Credit Union, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, Artdose, Festival Foods, Tundraland, Galloway Company, Paperweight Collectors Association, Portside Builders, WG&R, 4imprint, Great Harvest, 91.1 The Avenue, The Harp Gallery, Festival Foods, Great Harvest Bread Co.


*Participating artists include Douglas Becker, Jim Braun, Emily Burm, Katherine Cheetham, Deanna Clayton, Karen Crown, Art DePesa, Cecile Derel, Mary Ila Duntemann, Donna Fearing, Sean Felix, Sharon Fujimoto, Laurel Grey, Monica Harris, Kathy Hensel, Amanda Hiller, Amy Jasperson, Benjamin Johnson, Robin Kittleson, Karen Krueger, George Machart, Joni Marhula, Ed Martin, Sean McClenahan, Susan Melgaard, James Merle, J. David Norton, Thomas Nye, Connor O’Brien, Jackson Ocheltree, Emily Ohland, William Pasetti, Kaethe Paynter, Debbie Rades, Sara Rezin, Julie Rhodes, Amy Simpson, Jen Smith, Debbie Steiner, Nicholas Stelter, Justin Straub, Janet Toonen, Maya Tuff, Rebecca Weber


About Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

Ranked in the top five glass museums in the country, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass provides extraordinary glass experiences to spark fun, kindle creativity, and illuminate learning for all. Established in 1959, it has been an exclusively glass art museum since 2012, with four permanent collections: the world’s most representative collection of antique and contemporary glass paperweights, the Mahler collection of Germanic vessels dating from 1573, a collection of

Victorian Era decorative glass baskets, and a significant collection of contemporary glass sculpture.

The museum is admission free and operates as a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization, independent of the City of Neenah. Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The honor of accreditation means the museum meets the rigorous standards of professionalism and best practices for museums set forth by AAM.

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is grateful to its seasonal sponsors: Miron Construction, Community First Credit Union, The Boldt Company, Northstar Asset Management, Associated Bank, Remley Law, S.C., Jeweler’s Mutual, City of Neenah, WI, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc., Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Media sponsorships courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio and 91.1 The Avenue.

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am—4:30pm Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday 1:00—4:30pm

Admission: Free

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass 165 North Park Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956 Telephone: 920-751-4658, Website: bmmglass.com, Social: @bmmglass