This inaugural art festival and market will be marked with a special dedication of a commissioned bronze statue standing at 10 feet tall, weighing over 600 lbs, and will blend LED technology which will enable his glass creation to glow from within and be visible from a very long distance. Yearly maintenance of the sculpture will insure the patina process endurance. Therefore, the sculpture will turn the typical green or have an aged looking appearance, but will retain its freshness and authenticity throughout a lifetime.
On July 21, 2018, the Borough of Glassboro will dedicate this bronze statue of our namesake, the Glassblower, to be made for the Town Square. Glassblowing is a glass forming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube). A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, glassmith, or gaffer.
This inspiring festival will include dozens of local and area glassblowers, sculptors, painters, metalsmiths, and woodworkers, plus a multitude of other hand crafters that will offer their items for sale and be demonstrating their skills and craftsmanship right before your eyes! The festival offers visitors the chance to browse a variety of goods while basking in a festival atmosphere full of food and other al fresco fun on Rowan Boulevard and the Town Square.
The statue's sculptor Fernando Dejesus, glass foundry, and metal foundry will be on hand to help dedicate the statue and demonstrate just what it takes to create a breathtaking work of art.
Experience a large scale live performance painting by nationally known artist William Butler which will be permanently displayed in Borough Hall.
Featured glass artist, the world renowned Paul Stankard is considered a "Living Master" and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world.
Families are invited to enjoy art-making workshops; participate in a collaborative group chalk mural project, interact with artists, create, and see demonstrations that emphasize the way art keeps everyone connected to the past and improves the present, and why preserving art is important for the future.
Visit the Borough of Glass Inaugural Artwalk and Night Market
This is a free family fun event and there is something for every art enthusiast or casual admirer. On display will be art representing all disciplines. Food vendors will be on site selling food and non-alcoholic beverages. Landmark Americana will host the Beer Gardens. There will be plenty of free parking at the event with signage and parking attendants to direct attendees. This is a rain or shine event.
Artist Vendor and Food Vendor Registration
Glassboro is always looking to host vendors, food trucks, artisans, businesses, and organizations that bring something new, fun, and exciting to our signature events. Our events are open to the public, but we encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Instagram story to keep up with events in real time.
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The event will be held in The Downtown Glassboro on Rowan Blvd and the Town Square. There will be food trucks, live music, artisan vendors, demonstrations, and activities for all ages! To kick off this inaugural event we will dedicate a 10' Bronze Glassblower Statue commissioned by the Borough of Glassboro to commemorate our rich artistic history founded in the glassblowing heritage. For more information, please call 856-881-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive your space assignment on the day of the event.
- Space rentals require a non-refundable deposit of $50.00
- $25.00 for Glassboro based business. *online convenience fee of 3%
- Fee includes – one 10x10 space (chair & tent not included)
- Vendors set up starts at 3:00 pm.
- Due to safety reasons, vendors cannot break down until 8:00 pm.
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There will be a limited number of food truck vendors, at this year’s Car Show & Food Truck Festival. Vendors will need to be on site and checked in no later than 3:00 pm. Applications must be received by Friday, July 7th at 4:30 pm to guarantee consideration. The fees are listed below. Upon consideration, you will be notified and invoiced.
- Food Truck Vendor Fees $150
- Glassboro Businesses $125
- Electricity $25
- Annual Propane Cooking Permit $42
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