Marine News from the Great Lakes

Coastal Arts Lovers Should Mark their Calendars

Published: Monday, February 20, 2017

The 2017 Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival will take place April 29 and 30 at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pa. Promoters Terri and Jennifer Reed of Relish Studio and Gallery are bursting with enthusiasm about this year’s event. “We want you to mark your calendars now for the biggest and best festival yet, says Jennifer Reed of Relish. “With live music, great art, wine tasting, bottle identification, lectures, antique bottle collections, and more — you’re not going to want to miss it.”

People came from across the country last year to enjoy one of the most entertaining festivals in the Great Lakes region. “This is so much more than an arts festival, exclaims Terri, this is an event that incorporates art, music, history, science, and of course entertainment and fun! In a word, AWESOME.”

Searching for beach glass (also known as sea glass) has become a recreational pastime. It’s rare to go to the beach without seeing at least a few people ‘on the hunt’. If you have any affinity for coastal life, this is the festival for you. You’ll find everything from exquisite jewelry, seascape paintings, sculpture, antique steamer trunks, glistening stained glass, functional pottery, and more. For those having trouble finding the ever-so elusive beach glass on the shoreline, there will also be ‘loose’ sea glass available for purchase. And it gets even better! The Bayfront Convention Center is located on picturesque Presque Isle Bay known for its diverse eco-system with 13 miles of freshwater beaches and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. “Bring the sea glass lover in your life for an unforgettable experience” says Jennifer, “it’s an unapparelled festival”

Visitors can either spend the day or the entire weekend. For details on overnight package deals please contact Rob Mastro at the Erie Bayfront Sheraton at  [email protected] or go to


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