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Address: 4237 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673-6154
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+1 802-496-9388
10:00 - 17:00
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The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains...

The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains of northern Vermont and features the gallery and working studio of David and Melanie Leppla. On Main Street in historic Waitsfield Village is where David and Melanie produce their world reknowned sculptural and functional glass. Visitors can view the artists working from the gallery observation window overlooking the hot glass facility. Their works have been collected by individuals and institutions world wide, including the Museum of American Craft, National Museum of Art (Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute), New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs (Lausanne, Switzerland) among others.

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Hidden gem

It's inspiring to visit their gorgeous gallery. Well worth hitting the brakes next time you're passing through Waitsfield Village as they are on Rt 100. David and Melanie are... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Waitsfield, Vermont
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Waitsfield, Vermont
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's inspiring to visit their gorgeous gallery. Well worth hitting the brakes next time you're passing through Waitsfield Village as they are on Rt 100. David and Melanie are extremely talented and their work is on a level much higher than what is found at local craft fairs and farmers markets.

Thank APatrickF
Seal Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

No glass blowing was happening when I visited. A shop with lots of colored glass items, some gorgeous and some not but amazing what can be done with glass

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very friendly owner, left us to look around in peace. The store is filled with beautiful unique glass. We were able to watch the glass blower at work from an upstairs seating area. Definitely worth a visit

Thank hazeljoey
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Beautiful glass and stone works, unique and elegant designs, masterfully executed. A must see when visiting Waitsfield.

Thank Paula S
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was pretty interesting to see where they do all they're work, and to see some of the unique pieces.

Thank baseballrookie21
Brunswick, Maine
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112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Go, enjoy the visual experience of seeing inspired blown glass art by different artists, Sine are sculptural, some are lights, others are vessels, tree ornaments, and others don't fit immediate typical description. Sit and watch one of the glass blowers create a one of a kind item that might be for sale later. Even if you choose not to purchase... More 

Thank MasterMaineGuide
State College, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

We give the Gallery rave reviews. We purchased a large bowl for a center piece on our dining room table along with candle sticks. Well worth the time to visit.

Thank Charles C
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Try to find out when it's open studio weekend, because many of the artisans will open the studios and allow tours of their workplaces. We took a tour of this glass gallery, saw all their works in progress, the hot holes where glass is melted, and even got to see how some things are made. Stop by even just to... More 

Thank GingerGinny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We came there right when they were finishing for the day. They let us watch the final piece being formed. They are very talented and friendly. The gallery has a lot of unique pieces.

Thank OKTraveler88
Palm Beach Gardens
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Seems I always find something new and fresh whenever I visit this Mad Valley Gallery. Family operated; you can view glass being blown in the onsite studio thru a picture window. Fun stuff and you don't need to spend al ot to bring home something special in glass.

Thank Kendotm

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