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Joe Rice has placed on hold his retirement in hopes a glass artist will be interested in acquiring his facilities. Joe is now announcing his entire complex is for sale. He is looking for that special individual with a passion for glass art to continue the tradition of glass making in Elwood begun in the late 1880ís. The House of Glass is now conducting an inventory. All the details were made available in early 2021. Any interested individuals or groups must send their request for more information to:

Joe Rice
The House of Glass, Inc.
7900 East State Road 28
Elwood, In. 46036

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened"
~ Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss.


2023 Elwood Glass Festival in Planning!

AUGUST 18-19-20

Friday: 8/18 - Noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8/19 - 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 8/20 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Glass Studio Bus Tours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: Noon - 3:00 p.m. Sunday


The Elwood Glass Festival — located in Elwood, Indiana — is the pride of the community and one of the leading festivals in Central Indiana. The festival has been Elwood’s largest annual event for over 50 years. The Glass Festival is organized by the Elwood Chamber of Commerce with sponsorships from local businesses and help from countless volunteers from the community. It is held annually, the third weekend of August, from Friday through Sunday. The festival is a tribute to Elwood’s unique, beautifully crafted, hand-blown art-glass produced in the community’s two art-glass factories – The House of Glass and Carol’s Legacy Glass.

The Glass Festival includes a parade, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, collectibles, bus tours, demonstrations, photography, a quilt show, and other fun contests. The Vintage Rollers Car Show brings more than 300 classic and antique cars each year. Live bands and other entertainment perform at the Jim Knoop Amphitheater at Callaway Park. And free bus tours are available daily and include stops at Carol’s Legacy Glass and the Historic Elwood Opera House. The Elwood Glass Festival is an event the whole family will enjoy. Admission is FREE!


The Glass Festival is held in Elwood’s Callaway Park, located on the north side of town. Please click link to learn more: https://www.elwoodglassfestival.com

For more information of please contact:

The Elwood Chamber of Commerce

108 South Anderson St., Elwood, In. 46036




The House of Glass Recently Joined Indiana Artisan

In early 2008, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced the launch of Indiana Artisan—a program that will support and promote Hoosier artisans and handmade products. Indiana Artisan is a joint venture of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

"Indiana is home to hundreds of talented artisans and boasts a variety of unique handmade products,” said Lt. Governor Skillman. “Governor Daniels and I are committed to supporting Hoosier entrepreneurs and promoting Indiana-made products. This project provides a unique opportunity to enhance the entrepreneurial culture than has been created in Indiana and attract visitors to our state."

The goals of Indiana Artisan include: raising awareness about the availability of hand-crafted and value-added food products made in Indiana; providing artisans, particularly those in rural areas, with access to entrepreneurial support; providing grant funding for artisan business development education and networking; promoting artisan trail development and retail opportunities; and developing branding for Indiana-made goods. Program initiatives are aimed at attracting in- and out-of-state visitors to individual artisan sites and arts-concentrated areas in Indiana.

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