Art on Fire: Meltdown

Pittsburgh’s hottest party + only glass art auction

We're bringing Pittsburgh’s hottest party back to PGC! 

You will be blown away by the roar of the glass furnace, the fiery refreshments and the heated spontaneity of the glass art auction.  
Join us at Pittsburgh Glass Center for Art on Fire: Meltdown to celebrate 20 Years Glowing Strong. 

LIVE AUCTION + PARTY @ PGC: Friday, September 17


Amy and Adam Polcyn, Chairs

The Art on Fire Auction is a hot party and Pittsburgh's ONLY glass art auction. It's a great opportunity to buy handmade, one-of-a-kind glass art for a good value while also supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center.      


Attendance will be limited to only 300 guests (down from our usual 500) to ensure that you have room to safely enjoy the party and experience every little spark. 


Our doors will be wide open, but most activities will take place outside under a tent. The live auction, refreshments, and entertainment will be outside. You are also invited to come inside to watch live glassblowing demonstrations, view the auction items, enjoy refreshments, and buy glass pumpkins. 


As usual, the silent auction will be online and accessible with your smartphone prior to Art on Fire: Meltdown. 

If you'd rather participate from home, we're okay with that too. We'll prepare a party pack for you that includes everything that you need to celebrate at home including YouTube access to watch the glassblowing demonstrations and the live auction. 


Celebrate with us



Party @ Home – Buy A Ticket for 2 ($300):

  • Online access to the live auction and glassblowing demonstrations on YouTube
  • 2 handmade glasses
  • Bottle of wine
  • Cocktail snacks




Art on Fire is a great opportunity to buy handmade glass art at a great value while supporting artists and Pittsburgh Glass Center. Over 100 pieces of one-of-a-kind glass art by internationally renowned glass artists and local glass artists will be included in the silent and live auctions. Anyone can participate in the silent auction online using a tablet, computer, or mobile phone. Bidding on silent auction items begins on Sept. 6.

A curated collection of artwork will be available in the live auction. To bid you must be present or submit a proxy bid to Heather McElwee by September 16.

All auction items are on view online and in the Hodge Gallery at Pittsburgh Glass Center.  

Submit absentee bids by contacting Heather McElwee at


Art on Fire Celebration and Auction

We're Grateful to our Generous 2021 Sponsors

Art on Fire 2021 Sponsors


Vivian and Bill Benter
Jeanne Blackburn and Ysa and Audrey LePage
Blue Diamond Vodka
CorCom, Inc.
Randi Dauler
John and Kim* Dingess
EPIC Insurance Brokers
Erin's Hallmark
Dawn and Chris Fleischner
House of Suntory
Elizabeth Lawrence
Arch McIntyre and Susan Gilchrest McIntyre
Mathew Gordon Monroe*
Necromancer Brewing
Ohio Valley Supply
PPG Paints
Porter Loves
Primanti Bros.
Karl Salatka
Brooke and Elizabeth* Scott
Simpson & McCrady LLC
Mary Tabasko
Tudi Mechanical Systems
UPMC Health Plan



Georgia Berner | Mark Caldone and Dr. Paul Lebovitz | Dentons Cohen & Grigsby P.C. | Leslie and Hans Fleischner | General Wire Spring Co. | Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield | Liz Holm and Dave Crockett | Janet and Bill Hunt | Interior Supply Inc. | Annabelle Javier and Jason Wilburn | Larry Leahy* and John Van De Grift | Amy Morgan | Lloyd's of Munhall | Maher Duessel | Wendy and Peter Mars | Jan and Dick Pagliari | Palo Alto Partners | Pat and Alan Siger | Wepfer & Associates LLC | Susanne Wilkinson | John Wojtyna and Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | David Zubrow and Laura Hansen


Roy and Diana Arnold | Sandra* and Renato Bacchi | Ron Bauer | Gavin Benjamin* | Vivian and Bill Benter | Debbie and Sam Berkovitz | Georgia Berner | Sharif and Asteir Bey | Jeanne Blackburn and Ysa and Audrey LePage | Tina and Bill Booth | Rose Brailsford and Jane Black | Ben Butler | Mark Caldone and Dr. Paul Lebovitz | Tracy* and Nick Certo | Lloyd Corder | Randi Dauler | Brian and Laura Davidson | John and Kim* Dingess | Fran* and Emily Escalante | Tom and Marie Fallon | Lynne Figgins | Rich Finoli | Dawn and Chris Fleischner | Leslie and Hans Fleischner | Lynn and Steve Forman | Mary Louise and Doug Fowkes | Ann and Robert Fronduti | Merriann* and Mac Grant | Kathleen and Stephen Guinn | Tom* and Hannah Hardy | Dan and Barb Henderson | Gwendolyn Hilger | Liz Holm and Dave Crockett | Susan Holmes | Janet and Bill Hunt | Robert and Linda Indovina | Annabelle Javier and Jason Wilburn | Paula Jernigan* and Andrew Laman | Karen and Daniel Johnese | Charlotte Ka* | Barrie Kaufman | Evan Keebler | Ellen and Jack Kessler | Roberto & Katie-Cakes Kovalan | Betsy and Jim Krisher | Sam Laffey and Nathan J. Shaulis | Peg and John Lagnese | Ryan Lammie | Blaine and Sarah Lamperski | Elizabeth Lawrence | Larry Leahy* and John Van De Grift | Dave and Julianne Lettrich | Dan Lloyd | Mark Lucero | Maureen Mahoney Hill and Chris Hill | Kevin Marpoe* and Gabriel Zenarosa | Wendy and Peter Mars | Deborah Marshall and Peter Nowakowski | Philip and Maria McCalister | Janet McCall | Nona and Rick McCown | Arch McIntyre and Susan Gilchrest McIntyre | Margie and Sam McMahon | Zach and Krista Mendelson | George Meyer and Gregory Vogel | Mathew Gordon Monroe* | Amy Morgan | Erin Morris* | Kathleen Mulcahy | Gregory Murman and Doug Evans | Kathleen Nandan | Mary Navarro | Alison* and Paul Oehler | Jan and Dick Pagliari | Jim* and Kathe Patrinos | Adam and Amy Polcyn | Scott and Susan Portnoy | Debbie and Steve Pusateri | Stacey* and Andy Rhodes | Marcia and Jerry Rubenstein | Maria Rubio | Clay Saftner | Karl Salatka | Brooke and Elizabeth* Scott | Brian and Susan Sesack | Pat and Alan Siger | Lee and Myrna Silverman | Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds | Nancy Simpronio and Chuck Culbertson | Bill and Gayle Simpson | Ann and Peter Steenkiste | Mary Tabasko | Marcia Taylor | Sam Watts | Jason* and Emily Weisser | Ruth Wepfer | Susanne Wilkinson | John Wojtyna and Lorelli Moser | Brian Wongchaowart | Susan Zelicoff | Cass Zielinski* | David Zubrow and Laura Hansen

*PGC Board Member