Venice is famous among the fine art connoisseurs for the Biennale, but it’s far not the only art event held annually in the Floating City. Among the numerous art occasions this week a new art festival started in Venice. The Venice Glass Week, an international event dedicated to glass blowing, takes part in the Italian city for the first time.
The surprises of The Venice Glass Week
More than 100 associations are taking part in The Venice Glass Week: foundations, art galleries, museum expositions, cultural organizations, universities, institutions as well as glass factories, glass blowing shops, glass companies, artists, private collection owners from Italy and from all over the world.
In the San Giorgio garden close to the ex position center the visitors will find the new sculpture made from glass by the American artist Pae White. “Qwalala” is a curved wall 75 metres long and it consists from billions of colourful glass bricks, painted manually.
The Italian Glass Study Centre offers to the guests of The Venice Glass Week an opportunity to visit the Glass Archival Depository and the specialized library organizing guided tours around the Giorgio Cini Foundation.
The Veneto Institute of Sience, Literature and Arts organizes educational events about Venetian glass during The Venice Glass Week. The interactive lessons will host 30 experts from Europe and United States, such as directors of art museums and restaurants, scientists, art collection owners, glass blowing artists.
The Promovetro Consorzium will organize excursions around the Murano glass blowing workshops. The visitors will be guided along the so-called Murano Glass Experience and will have a chance to see the real glass blowing artists at work and visit the glass blowing factories that normally don’t accept visitors.
Check out the official website of The Venice Glass Week for the complete calendar of events!