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About The Art Glass Guild

Open Daily 11am to 4pm

Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park

1770 Village Place Studio 25

San Diego, CA 92101

619-702-8006

Studio-25-ProfileThe Art Glass Guild is a non-profit retail sales gallery, and a member of the SpanishVillage Art Center (SVAC).  Spanish Village is San Diego's largest Artist Community, home to nearly 250 local Artists. Located in the beautiful north-east corner of Balboa Park, next to the San Diego Zoo.

Our studio is run by the artists, each one volunteering to work one day per month at Studio 25. In addition our members each donate several hours of their time throughout the year as well as some of their artwork to be sold at auction, to help other non-profit organizations raise funds to build on their art related programs.

We are one of the largest all glass studios in California. We currently have 35 members that make, display and sell all types of art glass including: blown, fused, slumped, torch-work beads and jewelry, mosaic art, sandblasted and etched glass, stained glass, cast and wire wrapped glass, and 3 dimensional objects. We have everything from individual glass beads, bracelets, and necklaces, to weathervanes, stepping stones, layered wall art, flat glass, etched wine glasses, blown glass bowls, vases, witch balls, fused light switch covers, knobs, hanging light pendants, wall sconces and paperweights.

OUR HISTORY

The Art Glass Guild was formed in 1998, and is the sister organization of the oldest art glass group in America, “Art Glass Association of Southern California” (AGASC). We currently have 35 members all local Artists focused on promoting and educating the public about art glass. The Guild operates a non-profit retail sales gallery in Studio 25 at the Spanish Village Art center in Balboa Park and provides demonstrations and classes for many of the glass techniques shown in our studio.

Since the 1930’s Spanish Village has operated as a nonprofit government subsidized Art Education Center in Balboa Park.  It is open to the public Daily with the exception of Christmas and Thanksgiving from 11 AM to 4 PM. The city of San Diego offers many Artists and the Art Glass Guild, a place to work with subsidized rent in exchange for our offering to educate the public about our specialized Art Forms.

At the Art Glass Guild, our primary focus and responsibility is to educate the public about all forms of art glass not only the techniques we use, but also the science behind it. We currently do this through lectures, demonstrations, personalized classes and collaboration with other Art related nonprofit groups.

Our secondary focus and responsibility is to maintain a retail sales gallery at Studio 25 in Spanish Village and offer our completed artwork for sale to the public. You will find beautiful art representing many techniques, including blown, fused, torch, stained, cast, etched and mosaic art glass, all created by San Diego Glass Artists and available for sale in Studio 25.

We offer classes at Studio 25; all classes are customized for you and can be one on one or a small group. There is a single price with no hidden kit fees or extra things to buy. You pick a topic, a teacher, a schedule and come and have a great time. We currently offer classes in fusing, stained glass, glass bead making, etching, and also jewelry making.

By offering classes, demonstrations, as well as partnering with other San Diego non-profits with art related programs we are helping to enrich our community.

The Art Glass Guild is currently by invitation only. Members are drawn from those that show involvement with our glass community and participate in our events, such as our Semi-Annual Patio Sale. Anyone interested in selling their glass art in a retail venue, shows or fairs, or just wanting to learn more about the Art Gallery market could benefit from a membership to the Art Glass Guild and AGASC.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member, click on the link below.

Mission statement

“Our goal is to make Art Glass immediate, dynamic and accessible to the public through our educational efforts and collaboration with other nonprofit groups.”

View a complete list of our Members