Glass Pumpkin Patch Festival

Friday, September 22, 2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)
Glass Arts Building
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Glass Arts Department

The University of South Alabama’s glass art program is excited to announce its fourth annual glass pumpkin patch fundraiser. Students, faculty and alumni have created more than 1,000 handmade glass pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes to celebrate the fall season.

Funds generated from pumpkin sales will go toward upgrading glass studio equipment, bringing in visiting artists, and further supporting student and public opportunities within the program.

“This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work and gain experience in a retail setting,” said Matthew Patterson, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Art History. “Artists will earn 60 percent of all work sold and 40 percent of the proceeds will go towards the glass program to keep equipment online and develop educational opportunities for future glass students.”

The pumpkin patch sale is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 22, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Glass Art Building on the University of South Alabama campus at 501 N. University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608 (Entrance 7). Glass pumpkins will be priced at $20 and up. Purchases can be made via cash, check or credit card.

South is the only university in Alabama that offers a four-year Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in studio glass. The Glass Studio was founded in 2010 in a state-of-the-art facility for glassblowing, casting and kiln formed glass.

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