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Glass.Vegas & Smokin Smitty's Presents

The Smoke Shop of the Year Party

smokin smittys logo
Saturday August 18th
12PM - 8PM
Smokin Smittys
Bozeman, Montana
Free Event | Live Demos | Raffles | Live Painting | Yummy Food

Congratulations to @Smokin_Smittys on being awarded the highly coveted "Smoke Shop Of the Year" Award from industry wholesale glass art giant; Glass.Vegas. Smitty was selected from the hundreds of smoke shop owners that were entered into this epic contest back in February 2018 during the well-attended Las Vegas convention. A choice selection of high end glass blowing superstars are being flown in from all over the country to participate in the Smokin Smittys parking lot party to end all parking lot parties. Get excited for live glass blowing demos from the "World Series of Glass" artists: @HicDogg, @TammyBaller & @DawgHouseGlass. Experience a live mural painting w/ the amazing @JayMeericle and an extra special meet & greet with @LaceFaceGlass. Bonus fun with 2 live radio station remotes, tons of giveaways, raffle prizes, great music and yummy food trucks. A big shout out to @BurningSnow406 for their sponsorship and love of truly heady glass art and @Reb3llion9 for sending their rockstar film crew along for the entire journey. The event begins at the Bozeman Location of Smokin Smittys (2742 W Main St) under the beautiful Montana sunshine; Saturday August 18th from Noon till 8pm. Check out www.Blown.Vegas to follow the artists on their journey from their home cities to Salt Lake City, then onto Yellowstone and finally ending up at Smokin Smittys beginning on Wed Aug 15.

Road Trip Travel Timeline

The entire crew from
California | Las Vegas | Arizona | Illinois | New York
meet up in Salt Lake City, Utah and head out to pick up the infamous Road Trip Deluxe Glass Artist Rockstar Camper.

Wednesday, August 15
All Day - Crazy Times

After gearing up the RV with the proper snackage, the group heads to the SLC based ~~Boro Syndicate~~ glass studio for an exclusive 2-hour night one Meet 'n' Greet

Borosyndicate
60 Exchange Pl, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Yes, you are invited

Wednesday, August 15
@ 10pm

Rise N Shine kids.. its time to head over to another exclusive 2-hour Meet 'n' Greet @ the SLC Glass Shop Wasatch Glassworks - which is the driving force behind the infamous group betta known as ~~Nectar Collector~~

Wasatch Glassworks AKA Nectar Collector
648 south 200 west Salt Lake City, UT 84101
nectarcollector.org

Yes, you are invited

Thursday, August 16
@ 10am

Have we mentally prepared ourselves for long haul shenanigans?
ROAD TRIP

Jump on the I-80 E and ride the borders of Utah, Idaho & Wyoming
Xfer to the US-89 N trying not to make too many stops
Xfer to the US-191 N keeping the music and the vibes strong

Yes, you are invited to caravan with us in your own ride

Thursday, August 16
@ Noon-ish

Arrive in Jackson, Wyoming;
Stretch our legs, fuel up the RV, fuel up our bellies with proper lunch/snacks and regroup.

(gas station and food stop location TBA)

Thursday, August 16
@ 4:30pm

Depart Jackson by continuing on the US-191 N thru
Yellowstone National Park
(yep.. I said it.. we are cruisin thru frikin Yellowstone!)

Plenty of mini stopping points along the way for lots of photo/video/drone shots. Eventually, we will be crossing back over onto the US-89 N again and border tipping into the beautiful state of Montana.

You roadies - make sure to keep up with our stops to get some airtime in all our pull over video moments

Thursday, August 16
@ 5:30pm

Arrive in the tiny town of Gardiner, Montana and head to the Absaroka Lodge and prepare for a long night of trying to go to sleep 😉

Absaroka Lodge
310 Scott St W, Gardiner, MT 59030
www.absarokamtlodge.com

Yes, you are invited, but rooms are limited. Booking ahead is required. You must pay your own way.

Thursday, August 16
@ 9:30pm

BREAKFAST
(location tba)

Friday, August 17
@ 10:30am

Prepare your bladders and grab that bottle of 'oh shit' cause we are headed up the road to the Montana Whitewater Rafting Tours for a 3+ hour down the river adventure that is sure to make us all squirm with delight.

Montana Whitewater
603 Scott St., Gardiner, MT 59030
www.montanawhitewater.com

Yes, you are invited, but space is limited. Booking ahead is required. You must pay your own way.

Friday, August 17
@ 12:30pm

Rip up the Montana river - screaming the whole way down 😊

Friday, August 17
from 1pm till 4pm

Clean up - Dry off - get some post event interviews then get back behind the wheel and run the last leg of our epic drive.

Take the US-89 N
Xfer to the I-90 W near Livingston, Wy
and head to our final destination!

Friday, August 17
@ 4:30pm

Arrive at our hotel in Bozeman, Montana and check-in to the flyest little crash pad in all of Bozeman (probably)
The C'mon Inn (don't you just love that name)

C'mon Inn
6139 E Valley Center Rd, Bozeman, MT 59718
www.cmoninn.com/bozeman

Yes, you are invited, but space is limited. Booking ahead is required. You must pay your own way.

Friday, August 17
@ 6pm

Meet up for dinner
(location tba)

Friday, August 17
@ 7pm

SMOKE SHOP OF THE YEAR PARTY!!!!!

Throwing down at the parking lot party the whole industry has been waiting for!
Smokin Smittys will host LIVE GLASS BLOWING DEMOS featuring our World series of glass winning artists:
@HicDogg | @TammyBaller | @DawgHouseGlass
Meet N Greet with @LaceFaceGlass
Live Mural Painting by @JayMeericle
Demo Support by @BurningSnow406
Food trucks, Djs, live radio station remotes, giveaways and supreme deals on the hottest, headiest pieces you will ever come across.

Smokin Smitty's
2742 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59718
www.smokinsmittyspipes.com

Saturday, August 18
from 12pm till 8pm

Road Trip Travel Full Map

Live Flameworking Demo Artists

Hicdogg Profile Photo

@Hicdogg

Arizona

2018 WSOG Winner

Been flame-working as an American glass artist since 1997. I am Grateful for all the ones who have supported me.

Tammy Baller Profil Photo

@TammyBaller

New York

2018 GV Demo Artist

I make weird shit. 🙀🐲

DawgHouseGlass Profile Photo

@DawgHouseGlass

Illinois

2018 WSOG Winner

MidWest Glass Bender. Husband & Proud Father Follow my Glass life #DHG4life #NSODARMY #DHG
Email: Dawghouseglass@Gmail.com
Shop:Etsy Shop

Special Guests

LaceFaceGlass Logo

@LaceFaceGlass

Meet & Greet


2018 WSOG Winner

Lacey St. George: Born in Oregon, Lacey (LaceFace) Walton was exposed to the art form of glass blowing from an early age. Determined from the beginning to create beauty, LaceFace fell in love with the color, fluidity, and form of glass the moment she began working on the torch in 2004.

Jay Merricle

@JayMeericle

Live Painting

2018 GV Backyard Artist

Jaymeer Burnside: “DIY Prophet” SK8 Freelance: Consultant-Murals-Aerosol-MetalSmith-Glass-DSM DaSkillzManifest DIYorDIE OriginalContent © jaymeericle@yahoo.com

Burning Snow Logo

@BurningSnow406


Providing Demo Support

2017 WSOG Winner

Kai Hogen: R.I.P. Burning snow studios! What a great ride!! Burning snow studios 2011 to 2018

Sponsors

Northstar Glass

@NorthStarGlass

Glass Manufacturer


Event Sponsor

We manufacture Borocolour rod, frit, powder, tube, cane and Precision 104 soft glass to strike the imagination of glass artists far and wide. northstarglass.com/vault

Sparkle Pants Ranch Logo

@SparklePantsRanch

Glass Manufacturer

Event Sponsor

Custom borosilicate colors made in small amounts in the US. #sparklepantsranch #lunarrays #legalgreen #bluemagic #skeelogreen #alaskanhaze #fireball sparklepantsranch.com

Videographers

Reb3llion9

@Reb3llion9

Professional Film Crew


For Roadtrip and Event

We Film All The Cool Shit Subscribe to our youtube channel Reb3llion9 Creators of the "@tastebuddycartel" #igtv #insta #film #edit #travel #produce