Established in 2009, the Coastal Arts Center's Hot Shop is Alabama's premier glass studio, opened to the public daily. Here at the Hot Shop, we are excited to share with the community our passion for the art of glass blowing and sculpting.
In keeping with this philosophy the Hot Shop is proud to offer:

  •   Glass Blowing Lessons
  •   Group Demonstrations
  •   Field Trips (for schools and organizations)
  •   Public Art Exhibitions
  •   Glass Fusing
  •   Lamp Work

Come to the Coastal Arts Center's Hot Shop and watch our resident glass artists turn molten glass into gorgeous pieces of art ~ or create some glass art of your own!  The facility is open to the public so that you may watch our artists at work both mornings and afternoons.  Times vary.

Appropriate Attire for Hot Shop

  • Closed-toe shoes REQUIRED
  • Long pants and long sleeves are recommended, but not required.
  • Cotton clothes are recommended. No synthetic materials.
  • Bring something to drink as we do not have vending machines on our campus.

Call 251-981-2787 to make an appointment today*!

*Advanced booking is required

If you make an appointment to blow glass you are paying for an experience!  No two items are alike, and customers should expect variances in shape and size, There are no replacments or refunds.  

Hours of Operation

Office Gallery/Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday


Gallery is closed on the following holidays:

  • Half day New Year's Eve & all day New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Mardi Gras Day
  • Easter Holidays
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Christmas Holidays




Our Location

Orange Beach Art Center
TEL: 251-981-2787
FAX: 251-981-6981