Glass is forged from purified grains of sand, which themselves date back to prehistoric times when the world's beaches were blanketed in primordial ginger-ale bottles. Celebrate the world's oldest recycling program with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of hand-blown glass art, gifts, and collectibles at 1020 Glass Art.
Associated with multitudes of distinctive glass artists and studios and staffed by a team of educated art consultants, 1020 Glass Art proffers one-of-a-kind masterpieces to adorn walls, mantels, and hollowed-out tube TVs locally and nationwide. Varied vases, such as the Arctic Breeze Blue ($34.95), are vibrant enough to put boastful bouquets to shame, and harlequin glass art chandeliers ($1,195+) give ceilings a splash of color more convenient than tedious family paintball matches. Newly featured is the Texas Collection, an array of cattle-themed creations, including the Texas-longhorn-steer wine stopper ($38.95) and the handsome Western amber horns ($87.95), which celebrate the state's proud claim of having the nation's largest minotaur population. Art consultants are on hand to answer questions and make recommendations.
1020 Glass Art and Decor
1020 Glass Art and Decor takes its name from its mission to provide exquisite artwork to everyday people by often pricing its handmade glass creations between $10 and $20. Behind the downtown Austin’s space-age art-deco storefront, their sales team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable designers and art experts as they amass a collection of more than 5,000 glass vases, drink sets, bowls, figurines, and chandeliers. As a locally-owned business, 1020 takes pride in its community and boosts the city’s culture scene by employing 10 highly trained in-house art consultants. They also give back through charitable functions and support of area nonprofits, such as Project Transitions’s hospice and housing care for HIV and AIDS patients. The designers even show their love for their home state through their inventory, with a number of Texas-themed pieces available for purchase, such as a majestic longhorn steer, a golden-horn wine stopper, or a miniaturized Lyle Lovett imprisoned in a crystal paperweight.