Glass Growers Gallery

Address: 10 East Fifth Street
Erie, PA 16507
Phone: 814-453-3758

About Us:

Glass Growers Gallery offers Regional Fine Art & American Handcrafts that are conventional, occasionally conspicuous, and often curious. The gallery was founded in 1974 by Deborah Vahanian. GGG blends the functional with the decorative. GGG offers jewelry, pottery, blown glass, metal, wearables, & wood work. GGG also features this region’s finest paintings, prints, and sculpture.

Glass Growers Gallery opened December 4, 1974 at West 2nd and Plum Sts. primarily as a display place for the items made by Deborah Vahanian and her ex-husband. Those three dimensional items were made out of flat sheets of glass and silicone, forming geometric patterns that were used as terrariums, light fixtures, and sculpture; hence the name, Glass Growers Gallery.

History:

Glass Growers Gallery opened December 4, 1974 at West 2nd and Plum Sts. primarily as a display place for the items made by Deborah Vahanian and her ex-husband. Those three dimensional items were made out of flat sheets of glass and silicone. Using these materials, we formed geometric patterns that were used as terrariums, light fixtures, and sculpture; hence the name, Glass Growers Gallery. Gallery because that is where we sold them!

In 1982, Glass Growers Gallery relocated to 701 Holland Street. At that time, Deborah Vahanian expanded the number of gallery exhibitions, curating shows such as the Joseph Plavcan Student Exhibit, the History of the Bicycle, the History of the Carousel Animals, the Judy Chicago Birth Project, Women In Transition as well as annual thematic shows: Watercolors, Quilts, & Kaleidoscopes. Also, during this time, Deborah and her daughters broadened its line of American Crafts and gifts.

In 1985, Glass Growers Gallery initiated the marketing of art to corporations.

In 1988, Glass Growers Gallery established their business as s a C corporation within the state of Pennsylvania and recovered from a $350,000 fire with the help of a great insurance and an amazing outpouring of community support.

In November 1999, Glass Growers Gallery relocated to its present location next to the Erie Art Musuem at 10 East Fifth Street.

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