As the planning continues more information will be updated here and more details will unfold. Thank you all for being the most amazing collectors out there AND for your patience as we plan this event!! It is something we look forward to all year and can't wait for the big day to come :)
VIP TICKETS will be available for purchase
Friday 5/26/17 @4pm at www.blazinace.com
VIP pass will get you into the show an hour early (@3pm), a swag bag, and opportunity to purchase donuts before the show is open to the public at 4pm.
Donutfest4 is the forth annual KGBglass art show and a big after party event that we like to call a thank you celebration for all donut collectors both old and new.
It starts with a glass art show at The Blazin' Ace in Portland's Old Port. We will be premiering fresh new KGBglass solo work and a bunch of sweet one-of-a-kind collaboration pieces with KGBglass and other talented artists. Kevin Nail, Jerry Kelly, Azul Glassworks, Esh, Danny Camp, Gateson Recko, Beak, Blitzkregia, Chaka, Firekist, Bluegrass Man, Peter Muller, Salt, Purdy, Pauly T., Mr. E, Sizelove, Marblesbee, and more!!!
The afterparty is at Bayside Bowl in Portland's Bayside neighborhood. Last year Bayside Bowl completed an amazing expansion doubling the amount of lanes, building a second floor mezzanine that overlooks the bowling lanes, and the creation of a rooftop bar with an Airstream converted into a taco food truck. The food is amazing and the sunset city and water views are even better!
At the afterparty the mezzanine will be closed to the public reserved for Donutfest4. There will be great music by local DJ Moses, free munchies including a variety of donuts from local bakeries (while supplies last), bowling lanes available, and new this year a mixed media art show. It will feature an exciting collection non-glass art paintings, prints, and sculptures by artists from all around the country available for purchase. Limited KGBglass merchandise will also be available for sale in the mezzanine at the afterparty.
The Glass Art Show at The Blazin' Ace: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 4pm-9pm. It is an 18+ event and entry is FREE. This is the first Friday in June which is also National Donut Day!!
The Afterparty + Mixed Media Art Show at Bayside Bowl: Friday, June 2, 2017 from 8pm-close. It is an all ages event and entry is free with a wristband that is given out at the art show at The Blazin' Ace earlier that day. If you couldn't make it to The Blazin' Ace glass art show you can make it into the afterparty with a $5 donation to The Good Shepherd Food Bank.
The Glass Art Show: The Blazin' Ace - 432 Fore Street - Portland, ME 04101
The After Party + Mixed-Media Art Show: Bayside Bowl - 58 Alder Street - Portland, ME 04101
Entry to Donutfest art show at The Blazin' Ace is FREE. The Afterparty is free of charge as long as you have a wristband from attending the art show. If you can't make it to the show at The Blazin' Ace you can still make it into the Afterparty celebration there will just be $5 donation going to the Good Shepherd Food Bank at the door.
There are plenty of awesome places to stay in Portland. Here are a few options that we listed from most expensive to most affordable:
Hyatt Place Portland Old Port - This is we think the hotel best fit for the event. It is directly across the street from The Blazin Ace right on Fore Street and they provide rooms with balconies. The are right in the the middle of it all and the heart of the Old Port.
The Westin Harborview of Portland Maine - (Formerly "The Eastland") This hotel is moderately priced and location wise is directly in the middle of The Blazin Ace Art Show and the Bayside Bowl afterparty. Awesome bar on the top floor called "The Top of the East" with breathtaking 360 views.
The Holiday Inn by the Bay - This is a great middle of the road price while still on the Portland peninsula. It is a 5 minute walk from The Blazin Ace and either a very quick cab ride away or a half mile/10 minute walk away from Bayside Bowl afterparty.
La Quinta - This is an affordable just on the edge of town hotel. It is clean and a short cab ride to both The Blazin Ace and Bayside Bowl afterparty.