Tours & Demos Info

Tours & Demos

Water Street Glassworks is located in the historic Hinkley Building in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Visitors can overlook the school’s “hot shop”– the glassblowing and casting studio, from a viewing platform or “catwalk” and see classes in session or experience live glass demonstrations.



If your school, group, or organization would like to schedule a tour of our studios and gallery, we have several options to choose from and can customize your experience. Learn about the process and science of glassblowing, hear about the history of the Hinkley Building and the renovation process that has made it an anchor in the Arts District, and tour the various studios.


Personalize Your Event

  • Tours: Free - we love to introduce students and adults to the Fire Arts! We can accommodate groups and those larger than 20 will be split so everyone has a good experience.
  • Glassblowing Demo: $35 - Includes a 30-minute demonstration and question period.
  • Flameworking (Beadmaking) Demo: $35 - Includes 30-minute demonstration and question period.

For more information, or to schedule an event for your school, group, or organization, contact the office at 269.925.5555, or use the form below. Please provide information about your group include number of attendees and age groups (for students).

Please note that our glassblowing studio is closed June - August so we are unable to offer demos during that time. Flameworking demos are available throughout the year.