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Support Our Work!

The Bloomington Creative Glass Center is dedicated to helping bring affordable, high quality glass art and education to Southern Indiana, but we can't do our job without the support of amazing people like YOU!

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$25 provides materials for 10 hands on art projects

$25 helps us attend events like IU's First Thursday or Lotus in the Park where we provide art projects, like painting rocks and sand art, without having to charge patrons for the activity!

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$50 covers 2 hours of glass blowing demos

$50 helps us offset the cost of events such as Viva El Vidrio, allowing us to provide free admission, while educating attendees about various glassblowing techniques!

$125 covers our local school programming

$125 helps us offset the cost of bringing programming like Science of Silica and Lotus Blossoms to local schools. 

$200 covers a scholarship to our art summer camp!

$200 helps us make our art summer camp accessible to kids among all demographics, aiding in our mission to bring quality and affordable art education to southern Indiana!

$250 covers safety equipment

$250 covers the cost of providing safety equipment. Safety is a huge priority for us, but can cost a pretty penny. A donation can help us provide things like safety glasses to hot shop shields!

10 ways you cansupport BCGC TODAY!

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Donate Today! 

Your donation to Bloomington Creative Glass Center will provide vital support for our artists and for the growth of the local arts community. Whether a one-time or monthly contribution, every donation helps to make a significant impact on our mission. Donations are tax deductible. 

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See if your employer has a donation matching program!

Your donation helps us continue to offer high-quality programming, workshops, and classes, but what if you could double that impact? You might be able to! Many corporations have a corporate matching program where they match an employee's donation to a non-profit, making your money go even further. Please consider donating today and help us continue to provide art education to our community. (BCGC EIN 45-3560611)

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Visit our gift gallery!

Interested in giving the gift of art? Visit the Bloomington Creative Glass Center's gift gallery for unique and beautiful pieces that support our artists and our center. Our gallery features a variety of art pieces utilizing various forms of glasswork such as fused glass, stained glass, caste glass and blown glass. From wall art, 3D sculptures, plant stakes, pitchers, and cups, there's something for every taste. Every item is handmade by our talented, local artists and supports our mission to promote glass arts and education in our community. Every purchase goes towards sustaining our organization and continuing to provide educational opportunities and resources for glass artists and enthusiasts. Visit us today and find the perfect piece of art for yourself or someone special. Our gallery is open any time the center is open!

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Register for a class, purchase a take home kit or attend open studios!

One of the best ways to support BCGC is by taking one of our upcoming classes, purchasing a take-home kit or attending open studios. Not only will you be learning a new skill, creating a one-of-a-kind piece and building community, but proceeds go back into our education program, allowing us to continue offering quality classes and resources!

Link your Kroger Plus card to BCGC through their Kroger Community Rewards Program!

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​Support BCGC by shopping at Kroger as you normally do! Simply link your Kroger Plus card in a few easy steps and then shop as normal, scanning your Kroger Plus card or entering your alternate ID when you go to pay! You will still get all of your discounts and fuel points as usual, but now BCGC will also get donations from Kroger!

  • Go to Kroger.com

  • 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.

  • After creating an account, sign in and click on “Community Rewards” on the left side of the page.

  • 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!

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Check out our Amazon Wishlist!

COMING SOON! Every donation, big or small, makes a difference here at BCGC. We understand that sometimes it's fun to see exactly where your donation is going and the impact it's having, so we've created an Amazon Wish List! Supporting us is easy with our Amazon Wish List, which includes items that help ensure our everyday operations are running smoothly as well as items that allow us to provide quality programming and support for the arts in our community. 

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Donate your unneeded art supplies!

Do you have art supplies that you are no longer using? Consider donating them to Bloomington Creative Glass Center! We are committed to repurposing items and keeping them out of landfills. We accept a wide range of mediums, so whether you are a serial maker moving on to another medium or retiring glass artist looking to de-stash, we would be grateful for any donations. We use a variety of mediums during our summer arts camp, so there is a high likelihood your donation will help inspire creativity in our camp attendees! Contact us today to learn more about how you can donate. 

Like, follow and interact on our social media!

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We believe that social media is a powerful tool for art and artist's outreach. Here at Bloomington Creative Glass Center, we use social media to engage with our community, share information about our programs and events, and showcase the amazing work of our artists. If you want to help us spread our message and bring art to more people, follow us on social media and share our posts with your friends and family. Together we can make Bloomington a hub for creativity and passion for art, but we can't do it without your help boosting our visibility! A simple like, comment and share can do wonders in this day and age and cost nothing more than a few seconds of your time!

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Volunteer your time and talents!

Volunteering at Bloomington Creative Glass Center is a great way to give back to the community while pursuing your passion for the arts. Our volunteers play a critical role in our organization, and we are always looking for new enthusiastic members to join our team. We welcome individuals with all skill levels who share our passion for the arts! Whether you prefer office tasks, hands-on work, or working with people, we have something that fits everyone's needs. Check out our volunteer page for more information and to find upcoming opportunities to make a difference.

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Give the gift of BCGC!

Looking for the perfect gift for a creative friend or loved one? Give them a gift certificate to Bloomington Creative Glass Center! Our gift certificates can be used for everything from private lessons, to classes and fusing events, to our gift gallery. Your recipient will have the opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills in a fun and supportive environment. Purchase a gift certificate today and give the gift of creativity today!

Thank you for supporting BCGC!We wouldn't be here without you!

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