Third Degree Glass Factory is excited to announce the selection of four glassblowers, who will be creating candy-inspired glass pieces for St. Louis Lambert International Airport‘s Art of Travel exhibition and fundraiser on Thursday, October 5!
Hotshop Director Dan Alexander, as well as glassblowers Mike Moran, Willie Haynes and Jeremy Lampe will be collectively creating over 100 new candy inspired works of glass art to sell at the gala, priced between $40 and $400 a piece. Art of Travel organizers specifically sought out St. Louis’ top glass artists, as “shaping soft, fluid, hot glass to harden into beautiful, translucent shapes is very similar to pulling crystalline sugar and taffy into whimsical and delicious candies.”
Art of Travel, now in its 7th year, benefits the Lambert Art & Culture Program, which supports the Airport’s growing temporary exhibitions program of local and regional artists as well as future permanent art works throughout the terminals and concourses.
Tickets are $75 in advance, $100 at the door, and include a savory and sweet-inspired menu by the Airport’s master food and beverage concessionaire, HMSHost. Chefs will fly in to STL to prepare the menu for more than 400 guests. Each guest will be able to sample Art of Travel signature cocktails as well. Sweetie & The Toothaches, a premier jump blues and boogie woogie group, will be contributing their unique sound to the party.
Third Degree is excited for this unique opportunity to collaborate with Lambert Airport, and to share our passion for glass with event guests. Get your tickets for the Art of Travel gala and join us for an amazing party! Tickets go on sale July 28.