Mind-boggling, enchanting, and unimaginable eye candy are just a few expressions used to describe the exquisitely curated Schantz Galleries of Contemporary Glass, located on Elm Street in Lenox, Massachusetts. An exhibition of over sixty national and international contemporary glass artists, the gallery is like a labyrinth, brimming with awe-inspiring and mystifying creations designed to peak the inquisitive mind.
Featuring an array of perspectives from renowned artists, such as Dale Chihuly, Martin Blank, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, and many more, the gallery allows patrons a chance to examine delicate works of art up close. Even if you are no connoisseur, Schantz Galleries leaves ample room for imaginative spirits with any background or profession looking to grace the gallery with their own unique eye and generous purse. Different from many fine art museums and galleries, every piece is available for purchase, as the is price listed at the bottom of every artists label.
My advice, arrive with an open mind and a curious heart, even if you are feeling a bit intimidated upon entering their pristinely sculpted museum of fine art. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful when navigating the gallery. Tours are free, around twenty-five minutes in length. Entrance to the gallery, to browse or purchase, is strictly appointment only.
You can book an appointment or email the gallery staff with any questions or concerns through their website: Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.