Columbus arts Mardi Gras party will literally be on fire

By Alexandra Fresch
Glass Axis Event Coordinator

Mardi Gras will be lit this year at Glass Axiss Glassquerade featuring glassblowing furnaces raging over 2000 degrees. Celebrate Mardi Gras in style wearing your favorite mask for the 5th year of this masquerade event. Glassquerade will take place on Friday, February 2nd from 6pm-11pm at Glass Axis.

New for this years event, there will be local wineries and breweries set up throughout Glass Axiss studios for guests to visit and sample. You can even drink your tastings out of a handblown glass tumbler made right here in Columbus! Plus enjoy tasty Mardi Gras favorites like jambalaya from Creole 2 Geaux, who will be catering the event.  Besides enjoying a local drinks and eats, guests will have the opportunity to watch and even make glass themselves.

All evening Columbus glass artists will be demonstrating their glassblowing skills in our hot shop for partygoers, where you can request and purchase custom pieces to be made right before your eyes! If you decide that you too want to play with fire, we will have hands-on glass making classes happening every hour during Glassquerade. You and your date can sculpt a glass Valentine heart paperweight with the help of one of our trained glass professionals assisting you every step of the way. But hurry these heart classes are offered at a discount price only during this event, so make sure to reserve your class in advance.

Glassquerade is not only a party, but also Glass Axis’s yearly fundraiser, so come out and have a good time while also supporting this nonprofit arts organization.

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