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Award-Winning Local Artist to Open Glassblowing Studio to the Public on Five Upcoming Weekends

The public is invited to be captivated by the beauty of glassblowing at the studio of local glass artist James R. Wilbat, featuring free glassblowing demonstrations in his Mundelein studio. Celebrating 26 years at this location, the Glassblowing Open Houses will feature continuous glassblowing demonstrations by award-winning artist James Wilbat, visiting glassblowers and demonstrators, glass designs not available outside the studio, refreshments and a drawing to win a piece of Wilbat‘s hand- blown glass. All ages are welcome to this free open house and demonstration.

The Open Houses will take place at Wilbat Glass Studio, 854 Tower Road in the Cairo Industrial Park, Mundelein. Open house dates and hours: Every weekend beginning November 18 through December 17. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, open Friday, November 24. Directions and more detailed info on the website: www.wilbatglass.com.

James Wilbat recently exhibited and demonstrated glassblowing at the internationally acclaimed SOFA Chicago. He has won numerous awards for his distinctive glass and is known for his colorful, whimsical designs, which reflect his love of abstract art.

Recent awards include:
Third Ward Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI, Best of Glass Award, 2017
Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI, Best of Glass Award, 2017
Art by the Falls, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2017

For more information about James Wilbat or for additional photos, please contact: cara@wilbatglass.com

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