2008 Pre-Conference Tours

2008 Pre-Conference Tours

Collector’s Tour

Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20

A tour to Portland’s most exclusive glass art locations including private collections, artist studios, an exclusive event at the Portland Art Museum, and VIP Conference passes that allow you to take part in the specialized GAS Conference events geared towards glass collectors.

Tour includes:
  •  Private collection tour and dinner at the home of Lani McGregor and Dan Schwoerer, Owners of Bullseye
  • Portland’s private glass collections
  • The Bullseye Lehr-B-Q pre-conference reception
  • An afternoon with Australian master Klaus Moje
  • Artist private studio events
  • Conference pass with special VIP seating for special events
  • Special luncheons and dinners at Portland’s top restaurants
  • Ground transportation during the tour
  • Dinners for June 17-20. Lunches for June 18-20. Breakfast with the artists June 19.
Museum admission and conference passes.

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mount Hood “Loop” Tour

Wednesday, June 18, 9am – 5pm

Visit many of Oregon’s famous scenic attractions in one day – Multnomah Falls, the Columbia River and Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood! Tumbling waterfalls, incredible scenic overlooks, orchard-filled valleys, majestic mountains, and the Oregon Trail await you on this tour that climbs from sea level to over 6,000 feet in one scenic loop!

Winery Tours in the Oregon Countryside

Wednesday, June 18, 9am – 5pm

Savor award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling while your designated driver guides you through the rolling hills of the picturesque Willamette Valley. Visits to at least four wineries and a step-by-step tour of the winemaking process are included.

Studio & Factory Tours

Wednesday, June 18, 9am – 5pm

Local glass studios and factories will be opening their doors for this exciting and informative one day event. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the inner workings of the wide range of Portland’s glass community. The tours will begin (and end) in the northwest area of town at Elements Glass. From there, the tour will visit with glass factories and with hot, cold, kiln and flat glass studios throughout the city. Stops to include: Bullseye Glass Factory, Uroboros, Elements Glass, Studio Ramp LLC, Glass Alchemy, Fire Art Glass, Savoy Studios and Chuck Franklin.

Portland’s Microbrewery Tour

Thursday, June 19, 6pm - 10:30pm

Portland is the new microbrewery capital of the world! During this evening tour, you will learn about the micro-brewing process, enjoy hearty microbrew samples from among hundreds of locally produced varieties, make new friends, and have some fun! Relax and enjoy local nightlife while our designated driver guides you through Portland’s microbrewery maze! Food available.

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.