CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF GLASS
IN THE GLASS CITY.
Toledo has earned the title of The Glass City through its long history of innovation in all aspects of the glass industry. In celebration of the United Nation’s International Year of Glass, more than a dozen local organizations have joined forces to highlight our region’s rich history in glass and manufacturing, to showcase the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement and our vibrant art scene today, and to celebrate Toledo as the epicenter of the glass industry. A variety of events including lectures, tours, workshops and a dynamic art & music festival are planned to take place throughout 2022 in celebration of the International Year in Toledo. Join us to learn, create and honor all things glass in The Glass City.
United Nations International Year of Glass
IYOG2022.orgThe United Nations in May 2021 formally declared 2022 as the United Nations International Year of Glass to celebrate the essential role glass has and will continue to have in our global society.
The goal for the United Nations International Year of Glass (IYOG) is to celebrate the past, present, and future of this transformative material.
A two-day opening ceremony at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland will feature 30 world class speakers and will be streamed worldwide! To learn more about the international celebrations, visit IYOG2022.org.
FULL EVENT CALENDAR The Toledo region has a lot planned for 2022 so residents and visitors can learn, create and celebrate the International Year of Glass in the Glass City! Lectures, tours, workshops, and a dynamic art and music festival are taking place this year. Check out some of the featured events below and the Destination Toledo event calendar for even more events happening in and around Toledo. Be sure to check back as more events are added throughout the year!
Featured 2022 Glass Events
Toledo Museum of Art | Master Class in Glass Series
The Libbey House Foundation| The Glass City Lecture Series
Metroparks Toledo | Sustaining Our World Lecture Series
Toledo Museum of Art | Art of Glass Blowing Demonstrations
Toledo Museum of Art | Glass Art Workshops
The Arts Commission | Momentum Festival & Momentum Intersection
Franklin Park Mall | Franklin Park Mall Celebrates International Year of Glass in the Glass City!
National Conferences & Events
Toledo is excited to welcome two national glass associations to the city in 2022 for their annual conferences and events!
North American Sea Glass Association
16th Annual North American Sea Glass Festival
Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center | May 21-22, 2022
Stained Glass Association of America
SGAA 111th Annual Summer Conference
Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel | June 27-30, 2022