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2024 Art Glass Adventure

June - August

2024 Art Glass Adventure
June - August

Looking for adventure this summer?
Be Always Legendary by joining Visit Springfield’s Art Glass Adventure!

In conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and in celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site, Visit Springfield commissioned local artist Mario Clarke to create 120 beautiful glass blown orbs with a signature glass anchor carefully attached to the bottom that embraces the spirit of the Dana-Thomas House.

This new, unique program is a first for visitors of all ages and is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to explore and enjoy various locations and sites throughout the city, all while hunting for one of these beautiful pieces - find one and it is yours to keep!

10 locations throughout the city will participate by having the art glass pieces hidden in various outdoor locations throughout their site.
(All locations will be outdoors and accessible. We are kindly asking, in order for many people to enjoy these one-of-a-kind creations, that you only claim one per person.):

Dana-Thomas House
Springfield Art Association/Edwards Place
Lincoln Memorial Gardens
Vachel Lindsay Home
Lincoln Tomb
Comer Cox Park
Washington Park (Carillon area and outside Botanical Gardens)
Lincoln Home Neighborhood
Gate 2 Route 66 Experience at the Illinois State Fairgrounds
Southwind Park

Once you find your gem, let us know by posting it on your social media
and tagging @visitspringfield and hash-tagging #artglassadv24

Or upload your photos directly to our online collector below (submitting your photos automatically enrolls you in our #SnapSpringfield Summer Photo Contest and the opportunity to win a Visa gift card):

*Please note there are limited quantities of the art glass pieces and they are on a first find basis. A minimum of 40 will be available each month from June - August among the various sites.*