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From The Umayyads to the Ottomans:
A Celebration of Islamic Art

April 27th 12 - 6 pm
Bloomington Creative Glass Center
229 W. Grimes Ln, Bloomington IN

Join us for our 3rd annual cultural celebration! We are excited to showcase the traditions and customs surrounding Islamic Art. Don't miss out on a fun-filled day of food, music, glass blowing demonstrations and activities for all ages!


Live Glassblowing Demonstrations!

Join us for glassblowing demonstrations inspired by the art of the Middle East and Central Asia. Experience the beauty and intricacy of this ancient craft, paying tribute to the rich cultural heritage of these regions. Witness the skill and artistry of glassblowers as they showcase vibrant colors and intricate designs. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of glassblowing.


Telling silly folktales from central asia featuring Hodja Nasr-ed-Din, a hero of humorous short stories and satirical anecdotes.


And More!

Paper Marbeling

Eskenazi Museum of Art



Hands on Art Activities

Arabic and Persian Poetry

Free Turkish Evil Eye Gift

and more!

A very special thanks to our sponsors!

Views from Past Culture Celebrations

2022 - Venice Reimagined - Celebrated Marietta Barovier, the first female glassblower in Italy (1460.) Glassblowing demonstrations featured techniques used in 15th century Italy! We enjoyed period music, sword fighting and murrini inspired art projects.

2023- ¡Viva El Vidrio! Focusing on the glassblowing of Tonala and the alebrije (think the movie Coco) traditions of Oaxaca, the day featured live glass blowing demonstrations, hands on art activities for all ages, performances by the IU Mariachi band and IU Ballet Folklorico, dance lessons with Paso a Paso, books and games from Morgenstern’s Booksellers!

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