Glass Growers Gallery

10 East Fifth Street
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.



Reviews

Sean Sedam

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Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
I used to volunteer here as well sometimes. It was in a different location. Enjoy this place as well

Ellen Daniels

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Lovely store, great service!

Deborah Vahanian

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Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
celebrating 40 years in business. Customer service steeped in a positive atmosphere where you will find the best American crafts and regional fine art.

Colin Ross

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Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
This place has hilarious clocks and socks! Stumbled into the store while at the art museum, not realizing it was a separate entity. Hand made pottery was also very nice!

Ilona Golovneva

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Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
Подходящее место для тех, кто любит творчество и отличного качества handmade изделия. Множество изделий из керамики, стекла, бусинок и других материалов. Зайдите, не пожалеете, это удивительный красочный мир искусства.