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RSVP to Habatat's 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration and RSVP today!

About the Exhibition


Habatat Live and In-Person – September 9th, 10th & 11th of 2021

Start making your travel plans to head to Habatat Michigan in September! You are invited to come and celebrate Habatat’s 50th Anniversary live and in-person. We have missed seeing everyone over the last year-and-a-half and what better reason to throw a phenomenal glass event than this monumental occasion?

Join us as we have planned an exhibition for which you have been waiting. The most talented artists working with the glass medium will be exhibiting their finest work for you to enjoy. The weekend events will include exhibitions, a MasterWorks auction, artist talks, a demonstration, the famous Friday Night Glass Party, a museum and home tour, the first Habatat Now Live event, grand opening of the VAULT, and Saturday night's Habatat 50th VIP Dinner celebration. We have a few new events planned including a limited participating Pate de Verre glass class taught by Deanna Clayton, Habatat Limited raffle, the new artist award, and more. The VIP Weekend is September 9th, 10th, & 11th of 2021 and each day includes exciting events. Do not miss out on this live event and make sure you RSVP today!

Artists from around the world have been invited to this event and we expect a large turnout since we all have been apart for so long. During the pandemic Habatat has been pioneering the world of virtual glass art events including Glass48, Glass49, GlassArtFair, GlassCoastWeekend, along with the new annual Not Grandma’s Glass exhibition, and the highly apropos Viral Glass exhibition. Aaron Schey has created a treasure trove of digital presentations over the last year via Habatat Now programs which are viewable on YouTube.

Gallery founder Ferdinand Hampson shares his thoughts about Habatat’s Legacy:

Founded in 1971, Habatat has promoted, legitimized, and elevated a new art material to a point of recognition by the art community. Fifty years later we evolved with glass. We continue our efforts towards the mainstream though we are no longer outsiders. Fine art collectors, museums, and noted art publications have in many cases recognized the medium and shared in the excitement of what this material can do and be, in the hands of creative artists worldwide.

During the weekend you will experience the grand opening of the new Habatat VAULT. This new secret exhibition space is one-of-a-kind and will offer a backroom look at the galleries’ hidden treasures. You are invited to explore this large-scale space that offers an impressive glimpse into Habtatat’s backroom. This alone is an experience that should not be missed. The room for this event is limited and you must RSVP to take part.

We will not have a large public Saturday night event as we have done for our past Glass International events so we welcome all those attending to join us celebrating the 50 Years of Habatat Anniversary Dinner at the gallery. This will only be open to the VIP weekend attendees as we will enjoy a talk about his personal history in studio glass by Habatat’s founder Ferdinand Hampson. Many of the artists will be sharing their stories about the gallery as well.

Open your phone and grab your calendar to add this event to your travel plans and RSVP today!
Aaron Schey and the Habatat Family

*$300 per couple excluding airfare, hotel, and car rental. This amount will be pro-rated for a single person or for fewer or more days.
Also, car rentals should be made in advance to prevent any demand issues.

Accommodations at the Somerset Inn are available for $140 plus taxes per night. Make sure to mention HABATAT when making the reservation to receive this rate. Somerset Inn: 248.643.7800

We are anxious for you to experience these events and look forward to seeing you.

RSVP by August 21st to be involved in all of the activities. This is on a first-come first-served basis as space in some of the events is limited. The Deanna Clayton pate de verre experience is $150 per person with room for 12 RSVPs.

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If you prefer, contact us by phone or email to RSVP or receive information about individual rates and special requests.

Debbie Clason
P: 248.554.0590  |  E: [email protected]

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