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Past Events


  • September 23rd, 2023
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Have you ever noticed all the glass you encounter every day in the city? From mosaics in the subway to windows in skyscrapers, glass makes our city a more vibrant and exciting place. Join us for Open Studios: Fall in the City and discover the many ways glass shapes the world around us with an afternoon of art making and exciting demonstrations in UrbanGlass’ 17,000 sq ft studios. Sign up for one activity or try them all!

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  • August 17th, 2023
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Calling NYC teens! Get inspired by artwork and create some of your own with a drop-in drawing session in our Agnes Varis Art Center. Explore our biennial exhibition of recent MFA graduates and sketch in the gallery from works in the exhibit. This exhibition features installations, sculptures and prints that all utilize glass from five different artists of all backgrounds. Stay and develop drawings for the whole event, or swing by for a quick doodle. Optional group share and discussion throughout! Art materials and snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your trusty sketchbook.

This event is FREE with registration — spread the word and bring a friend!

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  • July 12th, 2023
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a panel discussion with all of the participating artists of our biennial MFA exhibition titled Cruising Glass. This panel will be moderated by the jurors of the exhibition, UrbanGlass's Curator-at-Large Alpesh Kantilal Patel and guest juror matt lambert.

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  • June 28th – September 1st, 2023

Juried by Alpesh Kantilal Patel and matt lambert, this exhibition features recent MFA graduates working with glass. Exhibiting artists include Chuchen Song, Eriko Kobayashi, Kaitlin Santoro, Phillip Murray Bandura, and Timothy Spurchise. 

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  • June 7th, 2023
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a conversation between exhibiting artists diving into the themes of their work exhibited in Transparency and Opacity. This conversation will be moderated by Nikki Marcel. 

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  • June 3rd, 2023
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for Open Studios: Summer the City and discover the many ways glass shapes the world around us with an afternoon of art making and exciting demonstrations in UrbanGlass’ 17,000 sq ft studios. Sign up for one activity or try them all!

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