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Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser PRE-SALE

The Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser is open for UTA departments, faculty, staff, and students to make purchases.

Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted as well as IDT’s for department purchases.

Bring your UTA ID.

The Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce its anticipated Holiday Glass Art Sale and Fundraiser. Attend the event Friday, Dec. 8, where faculty, staff, and students can be among the first to explore and purchase these exquisite pieces. Your generous contribution will directly support both talented student artists and the enhancement of the program. Discover exceptional holiday gifts for loved ones, while immersing yourself in the vibrant community at UTA. 

The inception of the Department of Art and Art History's Annual Glass Art Sale dates back to the mid-1990s, founded by the talented artist David Keens on the loading dock behind the art building. Its primary objective was to secure funds for the procurement of raw materials, equipment, tools, and development scholarships. Over the past 25 years, this annual event has evolved into a world-class showcase with an extensive collection of glass masterpieces crafted by UTA's talented students, esteemed faculty, and renowned visiting artists. Prepare to be captivated by a selection of nearly 2,000 artworks, ranging from affordable $5 paperweights to awe-inspiring collector pieces worth thousands of dollars.

 The steadfast support from members of both the civic and university communities has propelled the facility and program into becoming one of the leading academic glass art programs in the nation. The studio continues to flourish, courtesy of the substantial funds raised during this crucial sale and fundraiser. Sale funds are equally divided between the contributing student artists and the studio, ensuring continuous investment into major equipment purchases, essential raw materials, and the ongoing repair and development of specialized tools. Furthermore, these funds play a pivotal role in granting scholarships and facilitating groundbreaking research for dedicated undergraduate and graduate students.

Organizers eagerly anticipate your presence at the Holiday Sale and Fundraiser and extend their gratitude for your continued support of the program and the University.


Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (or until sold-out)
This is a free event with live glassblowing demonstrations.

For more information, contact:

Friday, December 8 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Studio Arts Center, C 145/6
810 S. Davis St., Arlington, TX

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