The association “verarte” is the Swiss platform for people specializing in glass and art. Its objective is to offer a place for its members to network, enable the exchange of ideas and to further expand their knowledge base. It also communicates to the public in relation to the variety of disciplines and the potential that glass can offer within the sphere of design and art. Its multi-faceted approach and varied artistic expression leads to a lively and fruitful debate. The branches verarte.visit and verarte.transparent are the vessels for bridging with affiliated fields such as architecture and fine art but, also for networking with other glass art associations within Europe to enable a wider discourse. With its regular group exhibitions, verarte presents itself and its members to the general public. (Further information: www.verarte.ch).