Celebrating 40 years of glassblowing

Schedule of events for Chico Glass Fest 2008

Orient & Flume

Orient & Flume

Thursday, Oct. 23 (at 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway)

6-9 p.m.: Wine and cheese reception for glass works (on display through Oct. 25).


Friday & Saturday, Oct. 24-25 (at Sierra Nevada Brewery’s hops field, 1075 E. 20th St.)

Glassblowing demos with live music and Tacoma Museum’s mobile “hot shop.”


6-9 p.m.: “Hot Rockin’ Glass Show,” featuring Robert Herhusky, Jack Schmidt and John de Wit, with music by the Chris Schadt Band.


10 a.m.: Boyd Sugiki and Katherine Gray, with music by Chico Strings.

Noon: Richard Marquis and Nick Mount, with music by Make It So.

2 p.m.: Randy Strong and Roberta Eichenberg, with music by Dave Elke Trio.

Cost: $7 one-day pass; $10 two-day pass

Saturday, Oct. 25 (at Sierra Nevada Big Room)

6-10 p.m.: Dinner, glass art auction and Chikoko performance.

Cost: $60 ($70 for dinner plus glassblowing events)

Tickets available at Orient & Flume, Satava Art Glass, 1078 Gallery, Red Hot Metal Inc., or by calling 228-2860.

The 22nd annual California Glass Exchange Conference is also taking place during the Glass Fest. Conference fee is $120 ($60 students) and includes entry to glassblowing demos. For conference registration and schedule, visit www.calglassexchange.com.