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Address: 715 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3403
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+1 210-354-4681
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Garcia Art Glass is a family owned hand blown glass studio, located in the...

Garcia Art Glass is a family owned hand blown glass studio, located in the heart of Southtown, that creates and sells a variety of styles including vases, bowls, wall art, small gifts, lighting, chandeliers, and awards. Currently their studio is open for visitors to observe the artists at work. Glass blowing hours are TUESDAY-SATURDAY 9AM-12PM AND 1PM-3PM

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We received a warm welcome on arrival and sat on the benches mesmerized by the work that goes into creating the stunning pieces of glass artwork. There was absolutely no pressure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nic S
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Houston
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy the artwork at Garcia Art Glass--beautiful. The factory can be toured in one location the river walk has a small shop.

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Thank ZinnHouston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a warm welcome on arrival and sat on the benches mesmerized by the work that goes into creating the stunning pieces of glass artwork. There was absolutely no pressure to buy but we ended up coming away with two distinctive pieces that we will cherish. All in all a great experience that we would highly recommend to anyone.

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Thank Nic S
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the free glass-blowing demo on Friday night. Great band performed outdoors in their parking lot that Friday evening. Enjoyed viewing the gorgeous, colorful glass vases, bowls, paperweights and many other items (basically, anything you can think of making out of glass).

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Thank Cynthia F
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Staying at the Hotel Contessa, we admired the striking glass art pieces throughout the public areas. The bartender at Cork (the ground level bar in the hotel) told us they were all from nearby Garcia Art Glass, so we decided to take a stroll down South Alamo and check it out. There are many one-of-a-kind pieces there, all made on... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited San Antonio many times and seen all of the usual tourist attractions. I went to Trip Advisor to find something different and less "touristy" to do. I love blown glass and have wanted to see it done so I was excited to find Garcia Art Glass. We traveled the week if Thanksgiving so I called before we... More 

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Stonewall, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this little shop while wandering the River Walk. What a treat!! Angela was friendly, informative, and professional. If you want amazing original art glass, be sure to include some of the Garcia pieces in your collection. And if you are looking for special pieces to use for recognition or awards in your business, be sure to ask this... More 

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Thank Shawn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Glass blowing demonstration was incredible! Highly recommended!

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Thank rs9490
Oklahoma City, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Glass blowing is only 10-12 and 1-3, which wasn't clear in anything I read. The store has very little inventory.

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Thank Victoria L
Claudia E, Director of Sales at Garcia Art Glass, Inc., responded to this review

Dear Victoria, We would like to sincerely apologize for your lackluster experience. At Garcia Art Glass, we want every guest to have a memorable and enjoyable time and we pride ourselves on providing superior customer service in the hopes that our guests will love glass blowing as much as we do. This review is very important to us because it... More 

Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I visit Garcia Art Glass every time I am in San Antonio. It's great fun to watch the Garcia sisters and their crew blow glass behind the studio. The prices to buy glass are incredibly reasonable for the quality and the fact that these are hand blown. It is so important to support artisans in our local communities. These creative... More 

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Thank SBHTravels
San Antonio, Texas
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

An unexpected, incredible find in San Antonio. This is a woman-owned family run business. We walked in, were greeted immediately, and shown to the glass blowing workshop where we sat in awe while a custom vase was created in front of us. Their work is art, but the creating of the work was also a choreographed work of art. Friendly... More 

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