A Home for Education, Art Openings, Experiences and Cultural Healing.
Our mission is to be a non-profit community arts center focused on education, exhibitions, experiences, and cultural connectivity.
Beyond classes, retreats, and studio rentals, we plan on launching an Artist-in-Residence program, capitalizing on the studio's gorgeous and inspiring location and drawing from the talented glassblowing community in the Pacific Northwest.
Beacon Glass Center's main purpose is to create a small community arts center that is focused on education, art openings, experiences and cultural healing. Beyond classes, retreats and rentals, we plan on hosting friends from the Seattle glass arts community to come up for weekend residencies, where they can make their own work, have a small opening, and donate a piece to our annual auction.
The hot shop is being built on the south facing hillside of the Guemes General Store, one of only two public business on the island. We are only a short walk to the ferry, which offers passenger and car service.The general store on the island, named Dog Island Goods (DIG’s). It is a combination of general store, restaurant, bar and music venue.
We are working in collaboration with the owners at DIG’s to bring glassblowing to Guemes Island, and enhance the experience on the property incorporating an art experience. We are also working in collaboration with the owners at the Guemes Island Resort to bring glass blowing classes to the island for a weekend experience vacation.