About Us

Our Mission with Beacon Glass Center

Beacon Glass Center’s mission is to create a small community arts center that is focused on education, art openings, experiences and cultural healing.  Beyond classes, retreats and rentals, we host friends from the Seattle glass arts community to come up for weekend residencies, where they can make their own work, have a small opening, and donate a piece to our annual auction.

The hot shop is located on Guemas Island Resort. We are only a short drive from the ferry, which offers passenger and car service.

We are working in collaboration with the owners at Guemas Island Resort to bring glassblowing to Guemes Island, and enhance the experience on the property with an arts experience and to bring glass blowing classes to the island for a weekend experience vacation.

Beacon Glass Center is an associated program of Shunpike. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.