International Hot Glass Symposium, also known under the name of Haapsalu Glass Days, is an internationally acknowledged professional art event conducted by glass artist Kai Koppel in cooperation with Kati Kerstna and Kairi Orgussaar.
The mission of the Symposium is to introduce glass art, raise interest in the subject, and increase the activism. During the Symposium, artists from various countries gather to the event to blow and pour molten glass. The Hot Glass Symposium is an unique performance-workshop, where everyone is welcome to observe the creative process of the hot molten glass becoming into a work of art or a commodity.
A glass studio has been built in the garden of the museum to house workshops and courses in glass art. With it's ovens and inventory, this glass studio is one of a kind in Estonia and the supplementation and renewal of the studio is ongoing. The glass studio of Evald Okas Museum and the Haapsalu Glass Days give the artists an extraordinary chance to experiment with hot glass, work together and to exchange their experience. Observing the work processes going on in the glass studio during workshops is also an attractive spectacle for the museum visitors.
The finale of the Symposium is an exhibition showing the experimental artwork made during the Glass Days.