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The Virginia Hot Glass Festival

Last Full Weekend of April Annually

Free Admission

             At Sunspots Studios, 202 South Lewis St., Staunton, Virginia. 

(540) 885-0678.


                                Photo courtesy S. Viers

Special activities during the Festival:



On-Going Demonstrations - Glass blowers will work alone and together in Sunspots' hot shop. Flame workers will create beads, marbles, & sculptural pieces in the flaming torch in the torch room.

Flaming Ray Gun - Glass artists will build a ray gun that shoots flames.

Fire-Breathing Dragon - Josh Ries from Art of Fire will make a fire-breathing dragon (see video below).

Wine Tasting - Barren Ridge Vineyards will do tastings & sell wine by the glass.

Stone Carving - VA Stone Carvers Guild will be demonstrating across the street.

Kid's Challenge - Glass artists will make pieces based on drawings by children at the Festival.

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►Virginia’s only annual art show devoted to hot glass artistry.

►Hot glass artists from across the region exhibiting & selling in one location.

►Live demonstrations of glassblowing, flame working, & bead making. 

Virginia Stone Carver's Guild exhibit & demos set up adjacent to Glass Fest

►Located in Historic Downtown Staunton with many other attractions

For information about all there is to see and do in Historic Staunton,

check out the Visit Staunton webpage (

or call our Tourist Information Center at (540) 332-3971

►5 minutes from I-81 (Exit 220-follow Sunspots signs) & I-64 in historic downtown Staunton,

►Held indoors.

►Handicapped Accessible.

►Parking available on-site, & city lot within 1/2 block.

MapQuest Map to Sunspots




Pagoda Lamp by Charles Hall            Coastline Vase by Dan Scogna          Rainbow Basket by Art of Fire

Rainbow Marble by Amy Jean Nichols                 Cosmic Focal Bead by Debby Weaver

Directions to Sunspots-Staunton           


Virginia Hot Glass Festival Artists’ names:

  • Types of Glass Making to be demonstrated:  Bead Making/Flame Working, Traditional Glass Blowing.

  • Tie Dye Necklace by Lisa Mosser

          Generous Support Provided by:

Gallery G Glass/Hot Block Tools

Shenandoah Pizza-Staunton

Jim Moore Tools


VA Hot Glass Fest Photo Gallery (Click on thumbnail for larger view.)

  • Photo credits: D. Grogan & Sunspots


Virginia Stone Carver's Guild Demonstrations

will also be going on during the Festival!

Photos courtesy VA Stone Carver's Guild