National conference coming to Chrysler Museum

The Glass Art Society (GAS) announced that their 2017 national conference will take place at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Downtown Norfolk.

The Chrysler Museum and its Glass Studio were chosen from several potential venues for this international conference, which will take place June 1-3, 2017.

The conference will bring together members of GAS from around the world to see demonstrations, lectures and other special events.

“Norfolk is very excited to host the 2017 Glass Arts Society Conference in our thriving Arts District,” said Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim. “For years, we’ve deliberately invested in the Chrysler Museum and the Arts District because we recognize the importance of world-class art and culture. It all adds to a vibrant quality of life for our residents, an enlightening experience for our visitors and it has created the perfect location to welcome the international glass community.”

Both the Museum and the Glass Studio also serve as an anchor for Norfolk’s blossoming arts district. New Energy of Norfolk, or NEON, will launch in fall 2015, inviting visual, performing, culinary, and touring artists to transform several downtown blocks an into a synergistic urban hub for creativity.