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COVID-19 Response

See below for the most up to date information regarding UrbanGlass' response to COVID-19. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates in your inbox. For additional resources for our community members, click here


March 25, 2020

Dear UrbanGlass Community Members,

I hope that you and your families are safe and well and I want you to know that we are thinking about you during this unprecedented moment. This time of uncertainty has led to an incredible outpouring of support from the amazing community we have the great fortune to work with, and we are incredibly grateful to hear everyone's well wishes. Thank you! 

In response to ongoing developments about the Coronavirus, we have made the decision that our studios and Art Center, gallery and store, will remain closed through April 30th

UrbanGlass has proudly served the NYC arts community and artists for over 40 years, offering a space for community, for mentoring and for opportunities to learn, create, and experiment. Our closure impacts the hundreds of artists who rely on our facilities to make their living, as well as the teaching artists and curators who make our year-round programs dynamic and engaging. Today, we launch a relief fund that will help ensure a sustainable future for UrbanGlass. This fund will help lighten the economic impact of this unprecedented crisis on UrbanGlass and the dedicated cultural workers who are the core of our vibrant organization. We need your help to remain an inspiring, creative, accessible place for all.

I hope you'll join us in any way that you are able, whether through donating to the relief fund, shopping for an artist-made gift in our online store, or by using our Amazon Smile link when purchasing your household needs while practicing social distancing. 

Please lend your support to ensure UrbanGlass can safely reopen, ready to serve the artists, students, and community members eager to engage their creative practices. We will all get through this together!

I wish you good health and safety during this difficult time.

Devin Mathis


March 16th, 2020

The Coronavirus is presenting us all with a dynamic and unprecedented situation, having immediate, far-reaching, and yet-to-be-seen impacts.

In consultation with the advice from New York City and State Departments of Health, UrbanGlass will close our studios and our art center beginning, March 16th through March 31st. Also, all onsite and offsite programming is suspended during that time.  

The health and well-being of our staff and artists is our priority, and so we felt this decision necessary.

If you are registered for a program that has been canceled, contact Kellie Krouse in our education department at kelliek@urbanglass.org for a refund. Please consider opting for class credit to use on a future workshop or donating your course fees in support of UrbanGlass’ scholarship program. 

This is a complex and evolving situation; we will continue to monitor the recommendations of NYCDOH and update you as new information becomes available.

We wish you good health and safety during this difficult time.