The 2nd Annual Mack Glass Christmas Tree

The 2009 Spun Glass Tree was created in the front lawn of the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts with the support of 14 local businesses and the city of Bloomington. It grew 7ft since the 2008 tree making it 20ft tall. The community supplied 90% of the glass for the project in the form of bottles, jars and miscellaneous containers, 900lbs in total. Next year we plan to grow the tree 10 more feet, making it the tallest glass tree in the world. (I didn't know there was a record either until coming across this one created in Venice, Italy)

Glass Tree FAQ View a video

News Coverage

WTOL11 w/ video
Central Illinois' News Center w/ video
Glass Tree Dedication w/ video
Central Illinois Proud w/ video

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