Watch glass blowers hard at work at The Hot Shop, Alabama's only public access glass studio.

The Hot Shop in Orange Beach is the only public access glass studio in Alabama, and makes a unique addition to an Orange Beach vacation. Drive just 15 minutes from your Orange Beach condo or beach house to watch artists hard at work or blow your own unique work of art!

The Hot Shop: The hottest attraction on the Gulf Coast

It gets pretty hot on the beach under the warm Alabama sunshine when you rent Orange Beach condos or beach houses, but perhaps the hottest attraction in the area is The Hot Shop, located just
a short drive away from the shore.

Opened in 2012, The Hot Shop is the only public access glass blowing studio in Alabama, which
means you can bring the kids, your spouse or your travel buddies and simply watch the artists hard
at their fascinating work. You may want to purchase one of the stunning creations that these artists make at the Shop. Walk down the shaded path to the Orange Beach Arts Center to pick up a blown glass ornament or flower. The glass flowers are "planted" in the garden of this historic building, so you can literally "pick your own" from the earth!

If you want to try your hand at this craft, it's easy enough, too. Visitors of all ages are invited to blow their own glass ornament or flower, or can sign up for a class, like beginner's glass blowing, flame working, hot glass sand-casting, or fusing, slumping and jewelry making. These courses make as perfect an afternoon activity with the kids as they do a fun date night for couples.

You can also simply sit in on a demonstration if you're curious about how these beautiful works of art are made but are not sure you'd like to make your own.

Located less than 15 minutes from most Orange Beach vacation rentals, The Hot Shop is a must-visit for art enthusiasts. Stop by Tuesday through Saturday for a particularly impressive addition to your Orange Beach vacation.

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