TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - The City of Toledo is hosting the annual Glass Arts Society Conference, and many different venues around town will be taking part in the festivities and activities.
The Sur Saint Clair Gallery is one of many private galleries displaying glass art this week, with works from five different artists, including Domenico Cavallaro.
"There's a lot of trial and error and I like it when people ask me why is it so expensive because you don't know how many times I had to make that one good one you see in the gallery," said Cavallaro.
"This week there are going to be more glass art galleries in Toledo than any other city in the world, more than 40 of them in the area," says Bill Hamilton, public relations co-chair for the event.
The Bullseye Gallery based in Portland, Oregon has set up an exhibit inside the Toledo School for the Arts, and the schedule of events include a public arts tour, to check out pieces such as the Tate Memorial outside Huntington Center.
The conference is helping to mark the 50th anniversary of the workshops held in Toledo which launched the American studio glass arts movement.
"The fact it all started in Toledo. I travel all over the world in the name of glass, people would laugh when I said I was from Ohio, and then I'd say you don't know your history because it all started in Toledo, Ohio," says Cavallaro.