The Venice Glass Week back in September 2023

The Venice Glass Week is an event that celebrates the art of glass and the artistic heritage of Venice. This week dedicated to glass has become a must-attend event for lovers of Venetian art, traditional crafts and culture.

The new edition

After the great success of the 2022 edition, The Venice Glass Week returns from September 9 to 17, 2023. An exciting program of exhibitions, guided tours, and workshops. This internationally renowned festival was born in 2017. Dedicated by the city of Venice to the art of glassmaking, an artistic and economic activity for which the lagoon city has been known worldwide for more than 1000 years.

Promoted by the City of Venice

The Venice Glass Week festival is promoted by the City of Venice, conceived and organized by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. LE STANZE DEL VETRO - Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano. Find out more on the event's official website.

A dedication to glass

The origin of The Venice Glass Week dates back to 2017. When a group of glass experts decided to create an event that would highlight the historical and cultural importance of glass in the lagoon city. Since then, the event has developed and grown, attracting artists, artisans, designers, students and enthusiasts. From all over the world!

The Glass Streets

Summing up, during The Venice Glass Week, the streets and squares of Venice come alive. With exhibitions, installations, workshops, lectures and live demonstrations, all dedicated to glass. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of this precious material and admire unique and innovative works of art created by master glassmakers.

Open-door furnaces

Historic furnaces open their doors to the public, allowing a close look at the glass-making process. Artisans display their manual skills and explain techniques passed down from generation to generation. It is a unique opportunity to discover the secrets and traditions of this ancient art.

Glass in all its forms

Exhibits and installations range from traditional works to more contemporary creations. The works on display include blown glass, lampworked glass, art glass, decorative objects and jewelry, each with its own uniqueness and beauty. This event allows visitors to appreciate the high craftsmanship of glass artisans and discover new trends in design.

Conferences and debates

In addition to exhibitions, The Venice Glass Week also hosts conferences and debates on topics related to glass. Such as its history, processing techniques and innovation in the industry. Participants have the opportunity to hear from internationally renowned experts and deepen their understanding of glass as an artistic and functional material.

Celebrating the excellence of glass
The Venice Glass Week represents a time of celebration and discovery, where the city of Venice is transformed into a huge stage dedicated to glass. It is an opportunity to connect with a centuries-old tradition and to appreciate the incredible skill of Venetian artisans. If you are passionate about art, design and culture, you cannot miss this exceptional event celebrating the beauty and excellence of glass in Venice.

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