Fused Glass Heart Fundraiser!

There are so many people working to make the world a better place right now, putting their lives and their health on the line. Grocery store workers, mail delivery people, pharmacists, food delivery folks. Not to mention the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff on the front lines. The Bloomington Creative Glass Center wanted to find a way to say thank you to these important people. BCGC instructor and artist Anne Braham gave us the fabulous idea of making little glass hearts to give to people to show them our appreciation.At first we gave them to people we saw, but then we realized that everyone needs hearts!

The Fused Glass Heart Fundraiser was born. We are now making hearts for YOU to give away to the helpers in your life. We ask you to make a minimum donation of $2-3 per heart in order to help keep BCGC funded during these difficult times, as well as to pay for the materials and time involved in creating each unique heart.  We encourage you to then share hearts with the helpers out there to thank them and raise their spirits.

BCGC will keep making glass hearts as long as there are people out there doing good in the world. If you want some glass hearts to give to the people who are making your world a better place, please click on this link for our heart request form.


Help us keep our glass blowing studio going in Bloomington!

Since 2011 the Bloomington Creative Glass Center has been building a community of people interested in the arts to learn about glass and have a hands on experience. While we are temporatrily closed to the public, we have a lot going on behind the scenes. Help us keep this exciting work going by making a tax-exempt donation now.

  • $25 provides glass color for a paperweight workshop for beginners
  • $50 buys plaster and silica for making glass casting molds
  • $170 buys a new glass blowing pipe
  • $220 provides a scholarship for our summer glass camp
  • $500 buys a safety system for a glass kiln

There are lots of ways to give to Bloomington Creative Glass Center:

  1. Donate securely online.
  2. Call us at 812-369-4777
  3. Mail a donation to Bloomington Creative Glass Center, 1407 S. Park Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401
  4. Ask if your work has a matching donation program. BCGC EIN 45-3560611
  5. List us as your non-profit of choice through the Amazon Smile program. 

Thank You!

Thank you to our supporters!

This project is made possible by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Brown County Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


You can support BCGC while you buy groceries!

BCGC is part of the Kroger’s Community Rewards Program.

  1. Go to kroger.com
  2. Click on “sign in” and then “create an account.” You will need to create an online account even if you already own a Kroger Plus card that you use at checkout.
  3. After creating an account and signing in, click on “Community Rewards” on the left side of the page.
  4. Type “Bloomington Creative Glass Center,” or our activation code, UT656, into the search bar. Once BCGC’s Community Rewards pops up, click enroll, and you are done!

Every time you shop at Kroger, you will scan your Kroger Plus card as normal, or enter your phone number if you don’t have your card on hand. You will still get all of your discounts and fuel points. Additionally, BCGC will get donations from Kroger!