From Saturday 8 October
The Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival is back, hosted for the sixth time at the Bayfront Convention Center by local beach glass and jewelry boutique Relish.
The two days of the festival will not only host vendors, but also a full program of talks and music for all to enjoy. Topics include “Identifying Unusual Finds on the Beach“, “Odd Glass!” and “Everyone Has a Story to Tell”, with talks taking place at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on both days. Indie-folk singer and songwriter Tommy Link will perform throughout the day.
The festival attracts regional, national and international performers – one vendor hails from Nova Scotia, Canada – promising an unforgettable weekend getaway. More than 70 vendors have registered for this year’s event, and while many specialize in beach glass, there are many more stalls to explore: sandstone, beads, clay and stonework. wood are just a few of the other media that will be featured.
Attendees include well-known local names including Flagship City Press, Lake Erie Candy Company and, of course, Relish. Many emerging female artists will also bring their talent to the festival: Belinda Rogers Art, Broken EGG Clay, Jamie Keim Studio, Jessie Simmons Clay, Paper Owl Press, Politisticks, Sarah Everett, Sealed by Nature, Time & Tides, and Wicks and Wax will all be offering tables at the event.
Other highlights include complimentary wine tasting from Courtyard Winery, collectors’ space, bottle or ID, and the chance to see the largest ever (with a weight of 275 pounds) piece of beach glass never found on Lake Erie.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. // Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier // Tickets will be $7 each for general admission, with VIP admission available for $15 (limited to 200 tickets) // For more information or to purchase tickets, visit relishinc.com