Glassybaby Pop-Up Shops at Mouth Party and En Olivier

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catch of the day fish (2)We’re just going to assume that you’ve had at least one Mouth Party caramel during your life in Baltimore. And if you’ve had one, it’s probably safe to assume that you then had another…and another…and another. Because they’re just that good. Now, what you may not have heard of is Glassybaby— the incredible project started by Lee Rhodes that combines the art of glassblowing with fundraising for cancer patients and research. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but the story that brought Glassybaby into existence makes it all somehow make sense, and enhances the beauty of each unique piece of glass art that is a Glassybaby.

Glassybaby was essentially born about 19 years ago when Lee Rhodes was fighting cancer for the third time. Her husband took up glass blowing lessons as a creative outlet to burn off stress and find peace of mind during that difficult time. Meanwhile, Lee was in the hospital seeing other patients struggling to make ends meet and afford basic expenses (like bus fare to and from the hospital, and groceries for their families) during treatment. Her husband began making beautiful, colorful votives– and Lee had the idea to start selling them as a way to raise money for other cancer patients.  Since then, Glassybaby has achieved what could be considered an almost cult-like following.  No Glassybaby is identical and each one is blown by hand. And simply through this one project, they have given over $2,000,000 dollars (yes, really) to a wide range of charitable organizations. Now, Glassybaby is on the “Glass Roots” tour, spreading the word one community event at a time.  This coming Monday, they’ll roll into Baltimore, to Mouth Party (another company that gives generously to cancer research) for a one-day-only pop-up shop, and Tuesday at En Olivier for another. Treats for the eyes, mouth, and heart. Perfect.

The Glassybaby Pop-Up Shop at Mouth Party (3600 Clipper Mill Rd.) will take place Monday, October 20 from 3pm-7pm, and another one at En Olivier (1407 Clarkview Rd., Suite 300) on Tuesday, October 21 from 4pm-7pm.

For more information, visit the Glassybaby Facebook page.



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