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The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio

1304 E Market St, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
+1 434-977-9009
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Worth the drive from NoVA

We were looking for something off the beaten path from Northern Virginia and found The Glass... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great time!

My wife and I stopped by yesterday. It was something we wanted to try while on a vacation weekend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tim c
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Introducing the only interactive studio of its kind in Virginia... Drop in any time and create one-of-a-kind glass gifts, hand made by YOU. No experience required - we'll show you how!Create beautiful fused glass jewelry, sun catchers, candle holders, picture frames, etc. Make your own sandblasted glasses or plates. There's something for everyone! All ages are welcome. The possibilities are endless!Visit our gift gallery for unique handmade glass art.
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1304 E Market St, Suite W, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
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+1 434-977-9009
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for something off the beaten path from Northern Virginia and found The Glass Palette on Trip Advisor. It took us about 2 hours from points west of D.C. and was an easy drive down Rt 29 (watch out for State Troopers!) We...More

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by yesterday. It was something we wanted to try while on a vacation weekend in Charlottesville . We really enjoyed the glass making. The owner and people working there we very helpful and made you feel welcomed even though we...More

Thank tim c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent time here with a friend making some pieces for ourselves and to give as gifts. Sarah was very helpful and offered instructions and suggestions. Lots of pieces to select from and the colors/patterns are whatever you make them. Unless you are local, be sure...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Took my pre-teen nieces for a birthday celebration. Maria was very kind and patient working with them. The girls really enjoyed their experience

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for the great review, and we are happy to hear that your nieces enjoyed the birthday party at our studio! We hope you’ll visit again for another glass making experience!

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Found The Glass Palette on Trip Advisor and decided to try it on my first visit to town, and boy am I glad I did!! The staff (Maria and Sarah today) were so incredibly nice and helpful!! Will definitely make a trip back to town...More

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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting our studio, we’re so happy to hear that you enjoyed creating glass with us! And thank you for the great review, we appreciate when our customers share their experiences :-) We hope you will visit again on your next trip to...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Mom, daughter bonding! So fun! Didnt even know I was creative. Wanted to try something different and so glad we did! Really nice people, beautiful work. Dont get discouraged about location, it's there, parking in back. Just left and cant wait to go back! Would...More

Thank Lorie H
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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, and we’re thrilled to hear that you had such a good time creating in our studio! We look forward to seeing you again :-)

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We went as a group of 8 coworkers on a Friday evening and had a great time creating. They have many different types of items to be decorated and anyone, regardless of artistic ability, can make something beautiful. The employees at the studio were very...More

Thank CMichener
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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

I’m happy to hear that your group enjoyed the outing to our studio! Thank you for the great review, please come back in any time for more fun with glass!

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have been visiting the Charlottesville area and I decided to pay a visit to this wonderful shop. I was a walk-in and I was greeted warmly and given terrific directions for my project. I was also given assistance as needed and...More

Thank Scout216girl
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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2017

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience in our studio! Thank you so much for your helpful review. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are visiting Charlottesville! Happy Holidays!

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Mother and Daughter, Maria and Cara, preside over this glass arts mecca which is consistently rated one of the best things to do in Charlottesville. It's comfortable, and fun, to make beautiful glass projects. They are very helpful and encouraging. It's a nice atmosphere. I've...More

Thank DIGOBrands
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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We hope you’ll come visit again soon and create more beautiful glass with us!

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Party of 3, none of us had ever done this before and were a bit unsure of ourselves. Maris and Cara guided us through the process, helping us to shed the nervousness and timidity while bringing out the creativity. We each made different projects and...More

Thank Margaret W
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GlassGals, Owner at The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your informative review! We’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our studio. We apologize for the condition of the building, which we share with several other businesses, manufacturers and apartments. It’s a little rough, to be...More

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Michael E
June 18, 2018|
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Response from Dean_Amy-2004 | Reviewed this property |
The cost varies based on what you select to do and how many you do; I’d say ranges is $20 up. The time is really up to you and how detailed/how many projects you want to do. Other than closing time, there’s no... More
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howdycuz
February 14, 2016|
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Response from GlassGals | Property representative |
Our walk-in project prices start at $20 and go up from there based primarily on size. During parties or BYOB evenings the choices will be limited. Feel free to call the studio anytime for information on project options and... More
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howdycuz
February 14, 2016|
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Response from 278Chrisbill | Reviewed this property |
I think the small pieces start at about $35. There were four in our group 2 of us worked on one piece and two others did separate ones. We were very pleased with our end results .
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