The Venice Glass Week is the international festival founded in 2017 to celebrate, support and promote the art of glassmaking: the artistic and economic activity for which the Lagoon City of Venice has been renowned around the world for over 1,000 years. The fifth edition will take place from 4th to 12th September 2021.
With a programme including exhibitions, demonstrations, guided tours, online events and more, the festival will build on the success of the 2019 edition which featured over 200 events in more than 100 different venues, attracting an audience of 103,000 visitors from Venice, Italy and abroad. In 2020 – the intensely challenging year in which Covid-19 caused the glass industry to shut down for months – the fourth edition, titled #TheHeartOfGlass, was attended by an audience of over 62,000 visitors.
The art and craft of glassmaking is deeply embedded in Venice’s DNA, and thanks to the knowledge and skills that have been handed down and evolved over the centuries, Murano glass continues to be one of Italy’s most famous exports, admired and celebrated around the world.
The festival, which is promoted by Comune di Venezia, is organised by Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, LE STANZE DEL VETRO – Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti and Consorzio Promovetro Murano.