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The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio

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Address: 1304 E Market St, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
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+1 434-977-9009
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12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in...

Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create one-of-a-kind glass gifts, hand made by YOU. No experience required - we'll show you how!Create beautiful fused glass jewelry, sun catchers, candle holders, picture frames, etc. Make your own sandblasted glasses or plates. There's something for everyone! All ages are welcome. The possibilities are endless!Visit our gift gallery for unique handmade glass art.

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the BEST day of our vacation BY FAR

This was the BEST afternoon we spent on our vacation! My father, who hates most "crafty" things had a great time and we are headed back tomorrow to make another piece! The owner... read more

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4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the BEST afternoon we spent on our vacation! My father, who hates most "crafty" things had a great time and we are headed back tomorrow to make another piece! The owner was kind, helpful and answered EVERY question we had :) The glass was a GREAT price and I only WISH we had this studio in my home... More 

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Thank Elizabeth E
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Watch out because you are likely to get addicted to the easy process and fun results of glass fusing with the Glass Palette folks. You'll come away with something cool and have a super fun evening or class.

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Thank Cindy M
Portland, Maine
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad my wife found this place! At first glance I didn't really know what we signed up for, but after meeting the owner and having her explain the process it all started making sense. This place is science and art mixed together. She'll give you the background as to how the glass projects are made and it's up... More 

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Thank seadogs04103
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I went to Glass Palette as a "walk-in" although I had stopped in previously just to find out how they worked. So I went with the intention of making earrings, and in 90 minutes or so, I had made 2 pairs of earrings that I designed and that I love! As a walk-in, you are provided with many glass scraps... More 

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Thank pcat2017
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We arrived at 5 and were told it was too late; we needed AT LEAST an hour and a half to complete the project. The kids were so looking forward to it but we just didn't have time in our schedule to come back. If this was clear on the web site, we could have planned accordingly.

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Thank deuxbebes
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Hello, and thanks for your suggestion to add more info to our website. Just to clarify, your group actually arrived on Friday at 5:25, 35 minutes before our closing time. We are very flexible with our hours and often stay after hours so that our customers can complete projects, but 35 minutes is barely enough time to get started. We... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

2 kids and mom, 2 seniors and we all had a blast. Maria was very patient, very encouraging. We were all novices and they helped us through the process.

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Thank Donna S
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we are so glad to hear that your visit was enjoyed! Hope to see you all again soon! More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Found The Glass Palette on TA and visited with my UVA daughter. Very helpful owners and well worth the visit to create a one of a kind work piece of glass art. Great afternoon of creativity.

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Thank mythreechicas
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear that you both enjoyed your experience in our studio! Thank you for your great review, we hope to see you on your next visit to Charlottesville! More 

Spotsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

My wife and two daughters did glass projects here and raved about how fun and nice the people were. They picked two incense burners and earrings and pendant to make.

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Thank Dave A
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that they had such a good time creating glass with us! Thanks for your review, hope to see you all again soon! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited the Glass Palate while in Charlottesville for the weekend and SO glad we did! There are LOTS of options available in a wide variety of price points and the staff are very helpful. A nice feature is that the item is priced based on size...not on the amount of glass you add to it so you can really get... More 

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Thank Suzski
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your great experience! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again on your next trip to Charlottesville! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is my daughter's favorite thing to do ,so birthdays and some rainy days, we end up at the Glass Palette. Our house is filled with gorgeous glass and all the grandparents have beautiful plates, bowls, and ornaments!

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Thank LydiaMill
GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this review

That's so great to hear! Thank you for sharing your positive experience. We look forward to seeing you in the studio again soon! More 

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