BCGC Grand Opening and Pumpkin Preview!

Saturday October 6, 5:00-8:00

229 W. Grimes Ln.

 It has been nine long years and finally BCGC has a place in Bloomington to call home. Come join us for our Grand Opening, October 6.

  ◆ 900+ glass pumpkins on display ◆
◆ Glass retail gallery for your gift needs ◆ Glass demos on the hour ◆ Free parking ◆
◆ Glass suncatcher drop-in workshop for ages 5 and up ◆
◆ Drawings and giveaways sponsored by Mother Bears Pizza◆
◆ Oliver Winery ◆ Food Trucks ◆

You can buy pumpkins at the Grand Opening!

If you find the perfect pumpkin at the Grand Opening and can't bear for it to get away from you, you can purchase it on the spot. Here's how: any supporter who makes a tax exempt donation of at least $50 may purchase up to two pumpkins at their marked price on October 6.

Monroe County Courthouse lawn

Come pick out your very own handmade blown glass pumpkin at the 8th annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch! We will have over 900 glass pumpkins for display and sale spread out on the Monroe County Courthouse lawn like a real pumpkin patch. All of the pumpkins are made by the members of the Bloomington Creative Glass Center.

Over 40 local artists and non-artists have participated in blowing the pumpkins. Like at a real pumpkin patch, glass pumpkins will be out in the lawn for you to “pick” your very own!

With each purchase of a pumpkin, you are supporting arts education.


Additional Afternoon Activities
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

face painting • glass fused suncatcher workshop • pumpkin painting • and more!

Get your glass pumpkin in the morning and then come back in the afternoon to make your own art. Hands on workshops are open to anyone ages 5+ (Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult). Space is on a first come first served basis.


In case of rain event will be moved to 229 W. Grimes. Check this page or our Facebook page for updates.

Cash, Check, and Credit card accepted.


Make a weekend of it!

BCGC has secured a special rate at the Hilton Garden Inn for the weekend. Act now as this special ends August 12. Find out more information here.