Michigan Glass Project Aims to Raise Funds for Arts Education in Detroit Schools

Kicking off today, the Michigan Glass Project is a three-day arts, music and glassblowing festival that takes place at the Russell Industrial Center. 80 glassblowers from around the city, state and country are set to create elaborately designed pieces to auction off to benefit local non-profit Art Road. Art Road aims to bring arts education back into Detroit public schools — a vital issue in a school district with only half of its schools currently offering arts or music education.

CultureShift talks with Michigan Glass Project founder Allison Key and Art Road executive director Carol Hofgartner to find out more about the festival.

You can find out more about tickets to the festival as well as a full list of events and after-parties via the official Michigan Glass Project website.

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

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Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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