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Join us for the Grand Opening of Glass51 - the largest annual international glass art exhibition in the world. This event is open to the public and we welcome all the members of the Glass Art Society (GAS) to attend as well. This exhibition features over 400 artworks by artists from around the world. This is the Detroit art event of the year! Make sure you are there. The Grand Opening is on Friday, June 9th at 8:00 p.m. ET. Everyone is welcome as there is no charge for tickets. CLICK HERE to reserve your tickets!


Become a VIP for the glass art event of the year! Join us June 4th through June 7th of 2023 for a glass art week like no other. RSVP below to join many other art collectors from around the world for the 51st Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition (GLASS51)  focused on the arts. This four-day glass extravaganza is not to be missed. We here at Habatat have moved our largest exhibition to June so it would take place just before the Glass Art Society conference in Detroit. Due to this incredible event, we will have a record turnout of artists in town for this year's International.

Starting Sunday, June 4th, you will experience the first-ever Habatat  VIP Artist Gala in which you will meet many of the artists and collectors in our Habatat Family! This kickoff event will take place at the brand-new Axiom glass-blowing facility near the Habatat Galleries Complex. The next day you will experience a glass-blowing demonstration at the same facility by one of the most talented glass artists in the world: Raven Skyriver. Soon after you will have your first glimpse during the VIP weekend of the GLASS51 exhibition which includes work from over 100 different artists from over 30 countries. Continuing with tradition, that night we will have dinner right before you have the opportunity to place your bids in our world-famous MasterWorks Auctions. This auction actually takes place in the same hotel (the Somerset Inn) where most clients and artists will be staying.

On Tuesday, in the same room as the auction, you will enjoy three enlightening talks by three masters including Davide Salvadore, #2, and #3. We next travel to the Habatat Galleries complex for lunch and then the grand opening of the two solo presentations by artists Raven Skyriver and Kelly O'Dell. Both of these artists are leaders in the glass art community and are heavily inspired by life in the aquatic. We next travel to the legendary glass collection in town for a private tour. This collection is one of the best in the world and as a VIP you will have access to this life-changing experience. Finally, we then travel to the recently renovated home of Habatat's founders Ferdinand and Kathy Hampson for their Annual Glass Tapas Party!

We are also planning a trip on Wednesday, June 7th to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. We will have a glimpse of their important glass art collection and experience a rare opportunity to see the culmination of artist Kelly O'Dell's residency as we see a first look at her new work created onsite at Greenfield Village.

RSVP HERE for the GLASS 51 and to see what else is going on in June that celebrates glass visit
Sign up for the Glass Art Society Conference HERE. Sign up for the Michigan Glass Project HERE.

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