RAIL YARD, the upscale urban work/event space will be hosting the 4D Glassblowers Pop-Up Glass Art Gallery during the first three days of Tucson’s annual Gem & Mineral Show season—January 25, 26 & 27 (more info). RAIL YARD is host to executive offices of about a dozen businesses, mostly focused on creative endeavors of one kind or another. The facility is also home to an industrial chic event space used for parties, seminars and other events hosting up to 200 people.
4D Glassblowers is a group of local glass artists who have joined forces to stage periodic pop-up galleries in Tucson to highlight their latest artistic works.
One of the 4D founders, Alexandria Young, also maintains a lampworking studio at RAIL YARD where she makes pendants, beads, sculpture and other small artworks. Lampworking is a style of glass art where glass is melted using a torch. Most people are familiar with lampworking because they’ve seen it at fairs, festivals and venues like Disneyland.
In addition to lampworked art, the Pop-Up Gallery will feature large hand-blown pieces by other members of the 4D group including Paul Anders-Stout, Jason Marstall and Virgil Jones as well as a handful of other artists. Visitors can shop for beads, tumblers, vases, platters, glass sculpture, marbles, trays and more.
RAIL YARD is owned by Phil Perry and his wife, Tucson Interior Designer Linda Robinson. RAIL YARD is already bustling with the activities of interior designers, construction and design professionals, environmental professionals, artists, photographers, an internationally acclaimed custom furniture manufacturer, and a luxury window-covering manufacturer.
RAIL YARD is located midway between Barrio Brewing and the Icehouse Lofts on 16th Street above the Park Avenue Underpass.