Save the Date: September 15, 2017

Co-chairs: Kevin Marpoe and Gabriel Zenarosa 

Did you know that there’s glass in our past? Pittsburgh may be known for steel and iron, but its glass legacy is equally rich. For over a century, Pittsburgh was the heart of glass production in the US and could easily have been known as the “Glass City.” 

Join us for Art on Fire, a fun party and glass auction to benefit Pittsburgh Glass Center, as we celebrate our new glass community in one of Pittsburgh’s most historic spaces.                    

This year the Art on Fire Celebration & Auction is hosted by Coterie Company located downtown in the penthouse of the Frick Building, Henry Clay Frick’s personal office, meeting place and social club, on Friday September 15. There will be a wealth of food and drink, amazing glass art and outstanding views from the outdoor terrace. We cannot think of a better place to celebrate and extend our region’s proud glass legacy.

It’s fitting that this year’s honorary artist is Richard Royal. He’s a distinguished American artist from the Northwest who has been working with glass for more than 30 years. He calls himself a builder because he assembles solid and blown glass elements to construct his art. He’s known for pushing the limits of large scale blown glass sculpture. The piece he donates to the auction will bring this stately space back to life in grand style!

Will you help us continue to build our region’s creative economy? 

Your support fuels a thriving glass art ecosystem of people, facilities and innovative programming that together shape our region’s creative economy and elevates Pittsburgh’s glass status.

Join the Art on Fire Host Committee

The Host Committee is an exclusive group of glass art appreciators, who are the first to buy Art on Fire tickets and support Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC.) The Host Committee is important because it is the spark that ignites the fire for PGC’s most important fundraiser, an event that generates over 10% of the annual operating funds for the organization in ONE evening! 

Every host committee member is highlighted on the invitation and invited to a private preview party and demonstration with this year’s honorary glass artist Richard Royal. 

Three Ways to Join

  • Become a Friend Sponsor ($1,000) - You receive 6 tickets to Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations. 
  • Support an Artist ($500)
 - You receive 2 tickets to Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations and 2 tickets will be given to local artists to attend all of the events.
  • Buy Two Tickets ($125 per person) - You receive 2 tickets for Art on Fire and all of the exciting preview events and demonstrations. 

If you would like to receive more information or an invitation to the event, please call us at 412-365-2145 or send us an email.

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