The vision behind Ignite Glass Studios is connecting people back to the process of creating art and engaging in the beauty of the time-honored craft of glass blowing and the exquisite art it produces along with building a new sense of community through the interactive experience of blowing glass and glass making.
Ignite Glass Studios is a thriving glass art community in a space where artists can create and grow, novices can experiment and learn, and young people’s lives are transformed by the power of this collaborative art form. Ignite sparks the imagination and the creation of amazing works of art, creates a space for unique, memorable events, and opens opportunities for individual growth in a learning community that values difference, participation and collaboration. Providing a safe place for youth to explore, grow and draw inspiration is a fundamental element of Ignite’s vision.
The unique and versatile event spaces at Ignite Glass Studios are the perfect setting for private events of all kinds, personal or professional; intimate or elaborate. Three separate areas – the Event Space, Urban Garden, and Rooftop Deck – combine to offer over almost 9,000 square feet of space. The only Event Venue in Chicago offering a garden and a rooftop.
Corporate Parties, Experiential Events, Company Holiday Parties, Non-Profit Events & Fundraisers, Client Appreciation Parties, Team-Building Programs, Social Celebrations, Special Occasions, Summer Outings, Award Dinners, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Bachelor/Bachelorette Outings, Anniversaries, or Birthday Parties are all some of the spectacular things that you can do in our Event Spaces. For Weddings, up to 220 guests can be welcomed by custom crafted gates punctuated with color glass as they enter into the serene urban garden, nestled in the cityscape of the West Loop.
After the ceremony, your guests can watch a team of artists shape molten glass or ascend to the rooftop deck with dramatic skyline views to enjoy bites and beverages. Gather for dinner in the Event Studio featuring a wall of windows and polished concrete floors. Have fun and dance the night away surrounded in the warm glow of custom glass sconces and festive string lights as friends and family celebrate the night.