Help us bring a glass blowing studio to 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. It has been a long journey with joys and setbacks along the way, but always with good friends. Now, in 2018 we are ready to make the big leap to open our center in Bloomington and offer year round classes to the community.

We still need your help to make this happen. We have raised 87% of the funds we need, but are still short of opening costs. Your tax deductible contribution will help.

  • $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
  • $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 812-345-2470
  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. 
  6. Help us with a housewarming present from our wish list - We have the basics, but there is still a lot we need to get us up and running. You can check out our wish list and see if we need something you are ready to pass along.  Both lovingly used and new items gratefully accepted.


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
  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!