Loading Events

« All Events

Dan Friday Glassblowing Demo & Glass Art Pop-Ups

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Experience the Magic: Enjoy a weekend filled with beautiful glass art as the Refract comes to Shoreline! Looking for a unique experience that will leave you in awe? Look no further than this live glassblowing demonstration and neighborhood glass art Pop Ups. Watch local favorite artist Dan Friday sculpt hot molten glass into something awesome right before your eyes. This is more than a show – it’s an interactive experience. You will be able to ask Dan questions, learn how colors are added to glass designs, and buy glass art from local artists at the glass art Pop-Up throughout Shoreline!

This event is FREE. Come see the magic for yourself! Ticket reservations are for seats: gotoshoreline.eventbrite.com. The first 100 ticket holders will receive a special gift. Plenty of general admission will be open to the public as space allows.

Dan Friday is currently featured in the traveling exhibition “Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass.” To Friday, “glass is a medium that will survive millennia, and a great way to tell a story to future generations. It is, metaphorically, a contemporary painting on the cave wall.” Dan Friday is a renowned glass artist who was a Season 3 contestant on Netflix’s “Blown Away,” and a Lummi tribal member. As a key contributor to the Studio Glass Movement, Friday spent over twenty years working for trailblazing artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, Preston Singletary, and many others. He taught workshops and classes at the University of Washington, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Haystack Craft Center, as well as completing residencies at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., The Burke Museum in Seattle, Wash., The Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and the Dream Community in Tai Pei, Taiwan. A recipient of the Discovery Fellowship through the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), Friday fuses the traditions of his Lummi (Coast Salish) heritage with his contemporary approaches to glass art. “Future Artifacts,” his first solo museum exhibition, drew thousands of visitors to The Museum of Northwest Art in 2021-2022. His work is represented by galleries across the United States and is increasingly sought by collectors.

Follow Dan and his career @danfriday.

Thank you to the generous sponsors: City of Shoreline, Port of Seattle, Crosscut/PBS, Café Aroma, and Female Frequency Productions.


October 20
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:


City of Shoreline
View Organizer Website


Accessibility Information
ADA accessible.


Café Aroma
509 NE 165th St
Shoreline, WA 98155 United States
+ Google Map