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COVID-19 Response

July 7, 2020

Hello UrbanGlass Community Members,

We are excited that New York City has begun phased reopening. UrbanGlass has started taking steps to bring our staff back into the building, and evaluate each of our programs to ensure they can open safely and as soon as possible. Please continue to check this page for updates about our reopening and program areas:


UrbanGlass' Studios are now available by reservation only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated, and working artists must follow guidelines for social distancing and working safety. If you would like to schedule time in the studio, please contact Director of Operations, Brian Kibler:

Agnes Varis Art Center: Store & Gallery

UrbanGlass' Store, UrbanGlass|ware is available for online shopping and curbside pick up. Click here to visit our online store. For more information or to schedule a personal shopping appointment, please email

Our Gallery is currently closed to in-person visitors. We hope you will visit the exhibition on view from the comfort of your home. Outer Special featuring the work of Lucia Riffel and Lily Reeves, curated by Angelica Fox, can be viewed virtually.

Classes and Education

We are currently offering a variety of free online programming including lectures, professional development, and tutorials for making at home. Click here to see them all.

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly and Hot Sheet Blog

Production of UrbanGlass’ quarterly printed magazine, GLASS, highlighting the people, events and news impacting the field has been uninterrupted. Our most recent issue, in print and online as of June 1, focuses on stories of survival. The digital version of this issue is available at a pay-what-you-can rate for a limited time.

GLASS’ companion blog, the Hot Sheet, continues to provide the latest news of the field. 

UrbanGlass still needs your help!

Gifts made to the UrbanGlass Relief Fund provide urgently needed support to artists who rely on our studios to run their small businesses; the students who visit our facilities to learn to express themselves through contemporary art and craft; and the many members of the public in search of an inclusive community can continue to rely on UrbanGlass into the future. Click here to make your gift at any level.

Resources for the UrbanGlass Community can still be found online here.