Events are a vital part of fundraising at The Works. In fact, we’ve been known to throw some of the best parties in central Ohio. Have fun, get involved, and support our high-quality educational programming and interactive environment.

Cocktails by the Fire

This annual friendraiser benefits our Hot Glass Studio, which introduces thousands of guests each year to the amazing art of glass blowing. Feel the heat from the glass furnace as we auction a hand-blown piece created during the event, and your cocktail will taste all the better in our limited edition hand-blown tumbler.

The next Cocktails by the Fire will be February 2 , 2019.



The Works biennial black-tie fundraiser HATSOFF! supports our general operating fund for a two-year period. This evening features silent and live auctions, live glass blowing, a sit-down dinner, drinks, and dancing. This year, The Celestial Ball will be held September 15, 2018 and will feature a performance by the Rick Brunetto Big Band.


Cocktails by the Fire – Star Wars!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… The Works opened a Glass Studio. May the Force Be With You as we gather with our friends to enjoy an evening of laughter and fun, all in the name of supporting The Works Glass Studio. The evening will include out-of-this-world appetizers, special space-themed cocktails, draft beer in our Cantina, and amazing glass blowing. Get out your light sabers and Jedi robes – or just come in your Han Soloist casual cocktail attire.

$50 pp, non-members
$40 pp, Works members