Following the successful first edition in 2017, attended by over 75,000 visitors, the Venice Glass Week is back again this autumn. The international festival dedicated to the art of glass has been promoted by the City of Venice, the Fondazione Musei Civici, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini-LE STANZE DEL VETRO, the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and the Consorzio Promovetro Murano. The aim of the Glass Week is to celebrate and revive the “fiery art”, and especially the art of Murano glass. Venice is famed for its excellent art glass worldwide and for over seven hundred years glass has been one of the key productive activities driving the city economy.
From 9 to 16 September, there will be conferences, exhibitions, seminars, educational activities, furnaces open to the public and other events, all with art glass as their main theme. In addition to the five promoters, more than 150 local and international companies and institutions have been involved, including foundations, art galleries, glassworks, museums, cultural institutions, universities, colleges and private collectors. All the events in the Venice Glass Week have the same logo and are being promoted by a dedicated website with an activities calendar (www.theveniceglassweek.com), and by social profiles linked to the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.