The Blow Out
The Blow Out
The first of its kind ! A serious event with a funny name; The Blow Out came about in the summer of 2021 and was an epic showing of talent we have in the Maine Glass Industry. We showcased 24 artists, all demonstrating their lamp working skills - at once.
The Blow Out was, and will always be a FREE event. We do this for our community. We want any and everyone to attend and support the artists, regardless of financial status. There are also a limited number of VIP passes. The passes go to support the cost of the event (we pay for all oxygen, propane, shelter, accessories, travel and food for our artists) plus a "swag pack" for each VIP.
We wanted to bring something fun to the coast in the summer. The Blow Out was, and will forever be hosted right here in my home town!
It's our aim to bring business to Belfast. It's restaurants, hotels, airbnbs - It's our goal to support our fellow small businesses and bring people to our town.
Mark Your Calendar
The Blow Out first took place August 14th 2021, and will likely be the first or second week of August annually. Keep an eye on our social media pages for regular announcements.
For the Love of Glass
This event was created with two Maine purposes in mind
1) We wanted to give our customers the chance to connect with our artists. Many of our customers are collectors - some of them collect work from many different artists, and some collect art from one blower they have a connection to. We wanted to give buyers the opportunity to meet, and connect with the blowers. Not often do the artists get to see your excitement first hand.
2) The work ! There is SO much money, time, energy and effort that goes into each pipe these artists make. We want to show you why we don't often have $5.00 hand pipes; we love supporting local, and to do so means paying these artists for their time.
We hope to see you at the Blow Out 2, 2022 !