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Refract Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Refract programming features more than 70 artists at 60+ events. Events are designed for everyone—from curious newcomers to long-time glass art collectors. All are welcome! 2024 will be Refract’s sixth year.

Refract 2024 will be held October 17-20.

Refract events are held throughout the city of Seattle, and in surrounding areas such as Tacoma, Issaquah, Everett and Bainbridge Island.  Some events are accessible by public transportation, for others it will be helpful to have a car.

Refract events are produced by more than 50 partner artists and organizations, and the majority of events and programs are FREE!  A few special programs do require paid tickets, or advance reservations. Follow the links on the website to purchase those directly from the event hosts.

On Saturday and Sunday, some of the top artists working in glass are opening up their usually private studios to welcome you. We have organized roughly by geography: on Saturday, open studios will be in the north-end neighborhoods of Seattle, and on Sunday, in the central, south, and west neighborhoods. We will add a printable map to the Open Studio page in early October. Please see each artist listing for capacity limitations and accessibility notes.

The following organizations have provided the following information on accessibility:

For Open Artist Studios, please see individual events for more details.

We recommend one of our official Refract partner hotels who are offering special Refract packages! Click here to see the deals!

Find all sorts of helpful resources here, along with contact information for our Visit Seattle visitor information team.

Contact our team at refractseattleinfo@gmail.com.