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Great Glass Pumpkin Patch in Palo Alto is Exciting Annual Event


Palo Alto, Calif.--THE 14th ANNUAL GREAT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH 2009 is the largest  Glass Pumpkin Patch in California, featuring featuring 8,000 hand-blown glass pumpkins crafted by 35 prominent glass artisans. One-of-a kind glass pumpkins and other unique glass art objects in contemporary earthy tones to delicate and ornate with iridescent accents, are perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving, yet beautiful enough to display year-round.


On the exhibition days, visitors can view glass blowing demonstrations by Sacramento glass artist, Shannon Jane Morgan. Meet the artists in person and learn more about this extraordinary art-making process.


• Showcase of hand-blown glass pumpkins and unique glass art objects
• 8,000 one-of-a kind designs from 35 glass artisans from the Western States
• Glass-blowing demonstrations and opportunities to meet the artists


WHERE: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Directions: Take Caltrain to the Palo Alto station, catch Valley Transit Authority (VTA) bus 35 or 86. Buses stop within one to two blocks of the Center. Free parking is located at the Center and on the street.


Tuesday – Wednesday, September 29 – 30, 2009 (10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
Thursday – Friday, October 1 – 2, 2009 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Public Sale: Saturday – Sunday, October 3 – 4, 2009 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)


INFORMATION: Palo Alto Art Center (650) 329-2366, Bay Area Glass Institute (408) 993-2244;

ABOUT: The public sale runs Saturday through Sunday and proceeds support the three presenting organizations: the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), the Palo Alto Art Center (PAAC), the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation (PAACF), as well as participating artists. The Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make the celebration of glass art accessible to all while providing continued artistic and educational growth to artists, patrons and the community. BAGI is the only public access glass working facility in the Santa Clara County, offering a variety of glass-working classes, and demonstrations by internationally renowned and local artists.

“CANDLELIGHT COCKTAILS & PRESALE” / October 2, 2009 / 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Presented by The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, “Candlelight Cocktails,” is a fabulous party and pumpkin presale. Those who join the Foundation at the Advocate-level ($250), or who upgrade their membership at, will enjoy free admission to this event. The event takes place on

Friday, October 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. “Candlelight Cocktails” is sponsored by Blue Ice Vodka, Borel Private Bank & Trust Company, the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley and PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur. Call (650) 329-2218 for more information.



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