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October 08


Great Lakes Beach Glass & Arts Festival

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Kick off your holiday shopping with over 80 juried coastal artists from across the region and country. Enjoy live music, bottle and shard I.D., lectures, collectors area and more! Artists from across the country will be on hand including California, Delaware, Maryland, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Ohio, Michigan and Canada.

Festival organizers are doing what they can to provide a healthy, safe &  fun environment for both the visitors and the vendors. Enjoy spacious aisles while shopping, take comfort in knowing the air system at the Bayfront Convention Center has been updated to provide a worry free experience. 

A VIP early bird ticket is available for Saturday October 8th only to the first 200 ticket purchasers, early admittance is 9:00a.m.. It is our pledge to create a safe yet enjoyable environment for you.  


  • Regional and National Artists in all mediums!

  • Wine Tasting

  • Live Music

  • Interesting Lectures

  • Collector Area

  • Bottle/Shard ID

  • Largest piece of beach glass ever found on Lake Erie weighing in at 275 pounds!

  • New this year is the Emerging Women Artist Project featuring local women who, during the pandemic, took up art or are just getting started in the art world.  Their artwork will be on display and available for purchase.

Lecture Series & Music Schedule

Saturday, October 8th

10:00 am - 11:15am  -  Music by Tommy Link

11:30 am - 12:30pm  -  Lecture by Mary McCarthy

12:30am - 1:45 pm - Music by Tommy Link

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Lecture by Scott McKenzie, Assistant Professor Geology/Paleontology Director Mercyhurst University

3:00pm - 4:45pm - Music by Tommy Link

Sunday, October 9th

10:00am - 11:15am - Music by Tommy Link

11:30am - 12:30pm - Lecture by Patty Merski author of Mother Beach

12:45pm - 1:45pm - Music by Tommy Link

2:00pm - 3:00pm - Lecture by Scott McKenzie, Assistant Professor Geology/Paleontology Director Mercyhurst University

3:00pm – 3:45pm - Music by Tommy Link


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