Organizers preparing for first-ever winter glass sale at RIT on Dec. 4

Fundraiser at Polisseni Center features hand-blown glass items for holiday season and beyond




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The School for American Crafts’ (SAC) glass program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences will sell unique, hand-blown glass ornaments along with paperweights, vases and more during the school’s first-ever winter glass sale Dec. 4.

The overwhelming success of an annual fall tradition at RIT has led organizers to want to help usher in the holiday season with a winter glass sale on the university’s campus this Sunday.

After selling out of glass pumpkins in just one hour during October’s event, the School for American Crafts’ (SAC) glass program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences will sell unique, hand-blown glass ornaments along with paperweights, vases and more during the school’s first-ever winter glass sale. The fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or whenever items are sold out) on Sunday, Dec. 4, inside RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center, located on the south side of campus near U Lot.

Students from SAC’s glass program have been busily creating the distinctive pieces over the past several weeks. Cash, checks and major credit card payments will be accepted.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the RIT Women’s Council Scholarships and student activities in the glass program. Like the fall fundraiser, sale attendees are once again being asked to support the “green” effort by bringing their own bags for purchases.