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COVID-19 Response

September 3, 2020

New York City is reopening, and UrbanGlass is reopening! While some of our programs are still paused, and much of our staff continue to work remotely, we are excited to begin to welcome back the community. 

UrbanGlass' Studio has reopened to our rental community! Please review our 2020 Health and Safety Policies, and email our director of operations,, to schedule time in the studio. 

We have reopened UrbanGlass|ware with new, reduced hours, from 11:30 am-6:30 pm, Wednesday-Friday. Our staff has been trained on PPE usage and state health guidelines and is ready to welcome you back to the store and gallery.

If you prefer, you can also shop from the comfort of your home through our online store. We are offering curbside pick-up (available Monday-Friday, 11:30 am-6:30 pm) and virtual personal shopping for your convenience. For more information or to schedule, please email

While we are excited to restart our education programming, like the Bead Project, partnerships with local universities, and individual workshops, we will continue to follow New York City guidelines and timelines as they adapt to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe. For now, check out the UrbanGlass@Home programming our education team is creating. 

The current exhibition in our gallery, Outer Special features the work of Lucia Riffel and Lily Reeves, curated by Angelica Fox, and can be visited in-person or viewed virtually.

As most of the staff continue to work remotely, our voicemail messages are being directed to our email. Please visit the staff page on our website for contact information, and we will respond to your inquiries promptly.  

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.