Explore the Art & Architecture of Chicago

Collectors Tour

Wednesday, March 19 – Saturday, March 22

Price per person: $1325 (GAS member), $1420 (non-member)
Minimum 15, maximum 25 people


Tour price includes admission fees & ground transportation to all events listed below, most lunches and most dinners, VIP seating for special events, a conference pass and closing night party voucher.
Chicago will be our host city for the 2014 Glass Art Society’s Collectors Tour starting at the historic Palmer House hotel surrounded by art and sculpture.
  • Attend the Private Pre-Conference Reception fundraiser at Ignite Studios featuring celebrity chef Matthias Merges for a marvelous glass inspired dinner and special surprise glass demonstration.
  • Attend a Collectors Dinner with the GAS Board of Directors hosted by local glass collectors, viewing a spectacular collection in their home on Lincoln Park.
  • Chicago is one of the design capitals of the world. Enjoy a private tour of select showrooms in the famed Chicago Merchandise Mart and meet the designer, Holly Hunt.
  • Venture out of the city to the Northshore area to tour private collections.
  • Experience a special tour of an exhibit at the Driehaus Museum –  Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection.
  • Design, Art and Food are Chicago specialties, enjoy a special lunch with culinary demonstrations highlighting glass techniques.
  • Experience an intimate Italian Lunch at Piccolo Sono and invited glass artist.
  • Watch a special private glassmaking demonstration.
  • Enjoy a special curator led tour of the famed Art Institute of Chicago with lunch at the fabulous Terzo Piano.
  • Delight in a private collection in a Chicago highrise with spectacular views both inside and out.
  • Attend an interactive collectors panel discussing collecting from various directions – addressing your questions.
  • Attend GAS conference events: Opening Ceremonies & lectures, Goblet Grab, Gallery Hop, Auction and complete the tour under the magnificent stained glass dome listening to blues at the Closing Night Party in the landmark Chicago Cultural Center.

Cancellation policy

Space is very limited. Cancellation received in writing before January 15, 2014. There will be no refunds after January 15, 2014. Itinerary is subject to change.

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.