World Record Attempt:Breath of Michigan


Introducing the Breath of Michigan: World Record Attempt taking place at the Glass Academy June 17th thru the judging day on July 31st, 2022. 

The World Record attempt is to create 1,000 glass bubbles, over 6 weeks, and create the largest display of its kind in the Glass Academy’s studio gallery.

The name for this celebration was chosen because we understand it takes many people coming together to create a successful community.  To experience growth and achieve goals, people of all ages, colors and creeds unify for the common goal. 

The public is invited to assist in helping us win this World Record by blowing these 1,000 glass bubbles during a special class designed, specifically for this event. Classes are taking place in June and July on select days.

At the Glass Academy, it has always been our mission to teach about the glass arts and to educate the public on the craft of glassblowing.  Throughout the past two years, we have put on an online educational show, highlighting the glass making process and the fun we have in doing so.  We do believe that now is the time to come together for something fun and lighthearted and creating a World Record attempt seems like the right fit!

When you sign up for the Class Experience: Breath of Michigan, you will use our recycled blue glass to make two bubbles and be a part of this exciting World Record Attempt. For every ticket purchased, $5 will go to one of our top ten organizations of 2022.

Cost: $25 per ticket

Included: Each ticket holder gets to blow two bubbles: one you get to keep as a souvenir, and the other will become part of a permanent display at the Glass Academy. You will be an official participant in a WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT!

Sign up for the Breath of Michigan Class Experience HERE!

The Glass Academy thrives on community involvement. We are well known in Metro Detroit as team players for local non-profits since the beginning of 2004, when we moved into our Dearborn location. This World Record attempt is a way to highlight the organizations we have most often worked with.

The final event judging will be on July 31st, 2022 at 2pm.  An official judge from Washington, D.C. will be flown in special and with everyone involved, we hope to win the World Record!!

Breath of Michigan
World Record Attempt
July 31, 2022 | 2PM

 

Top 10 Organizations for the Breath of Michigan!

  1. Greening of Detroit- is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for Detroiters by planting trees, providing job training and involving our youth in the education of the natural environment. We involve Detroiters in the process through community engagement, green spaces, education and jobs. 
  1. Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit- The Friends are dedicated to the rescue, protection, and adoption of companion animals in need while inspiring the human-animal bond.
  1. Ruth Ellis Center- has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth, and young adults, with an emphasis on young people of color, experiencing homelessness, involved in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health and wellbeing.
  1. Services To Enhance Potential (STEP) is a non-profit organization which provides supports and services to nearly 1,300 persons with disabilities and other mental health needs in Wayne County. A major goal of Services To Enhance Potential is to increase the number of persons who are employed, self-employed, and volunteer in their communities. STEP provides and supports a variety of employment and self-employment options.
  1. Rudolf Steiner Schools- At Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, we nurture children in their growth from Early Childhood through Grade 12. Our curriculum engages the head, heart and hands, inspiring curiosity, thinking, empathy and initiative. Our graduates enter adulthood with confidence and self-knowledge, a deep interest in other people, and an understanding of the world; prepared to thrive in higher education and their adult lives.
  1. Food Gather’s Ann Arbor- We rescue local food and leverage state and national food resources for hunger relief. We lead a network of hunger relief providers and engage the public in the fight against hunger. We create and sustain innovative new food programs in response to emerging needs. We recognize that hunger will not be solved through the provision of food alone, so we advocate for policies and system changes to create an equitable food system.
  2. The Henry Ford- The Henry Ford provides unique educational experiences based on authentic objects, stories, and lives from America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness, and innovation. Our purpose is to inspire people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future.
  3. New Path Villages- Creating self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny homes for people in need of emergency housing. This type of village offers cost-effective means for providing shelter options while preserving individual autonomy, privacy, and responsibility. The Village will change people from being seen as unrelated homeless individuals to being part of a community of people temporarily displaced.
  4. Buy Michigan Now- Buy Michigan Now is a campaign dedicated to highlighting Michigan-based businesses and positively promoting the state on a local, national, and global level. Financed through paid memberships and corporate sponsorships, this effort is fueled by the passion of dedicated volunteers.
  5. Donate Life- The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan was formed to promote organ, tissue and eye donation. Our goal is to encourage Michigan residents to accept organ and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility.

 

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