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Mad River Glass Gallery

4237 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-9388
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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Waitsfield
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains of northern Vermont and features the gallery and working studio of David... more » Owner description: The Mad River Glass Gallery is located in the heart of the Green Mountains of northern Vermont and features the gallery and working studio of David and Melanie Leppla. On Main Street in historic Waitsfield Village is where David and Melanie produce their world reknowned sculptural and functional glass. Visitors can view the artists working from the gallery observation window overlooking the hot glass facility. Their works have been collected by individuals and institutions world wide, including the Museum of American Craft, National Museum of Art (Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute), New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Musee des Artes Decoratifs (Lausanne, Switzerland) among others. « less
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Try to find out when it's open studio weekend, because many of the artisans will open the studios and allow tours of their workplaces. We took a tour of this glass gallery, saw all their works in progress, the hot holes where glass is melted, and even got to see how some things are made. Stop by even just to... More

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Oklahoma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We came there right when they were finishing for the day. They let us watch the final piece being formed. They are very talented and friendly. The gallery has a lot of unique pieces.

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Palm Beach Gardens
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Seems I always find something new and fresh whenever I visit this Mad Valley Gallery. Family operated; you can view glass being blown in the onsite studio thru a picture window. Fun stuff and you don't need to spend al ot to bring home something special in glass.

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Dunedin, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband and I bought a piece here a couple of years ago. Yes as others have said you get swept up in the experience..Wow what wonderful artists/people/love the dog/gallery. Yes..we want this one of a kind lantern. Please ship..no problem we were told Alas when we got home the piece they shipped us was not what we picked out... More

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Fayetteville, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We went here recently and found some very interesting pieces. I bought a small piece, but couldn't get another "urchin" type piece out of my mind and went back for that. You won't see these pieces anywhere else and the colors and shapes are beautiful!

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Jericho, Vermont
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

What beautiful and whimsical art; the skill level involved with the art is tremendous, and the fact that you get to talk about your piece with the artist who created it makes it all the more valuable. Be prepared to make an investment, this art isn't inexpensive, but it's worth every penny, and it will make an impression.

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Summit, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

The Mad River Glass Gallery in Waitsfield is well worth a stop. The shop has a wide selection of glass art for sale, ranging from wall plates, to beautiful large vases, to cairns (glass made to look like rocks) and glass rock lanterns. You can also watch the art being made in the studio from the gallery. I'm definitely not... More

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