Seattle’s Shimmering Chihuly Garden & Glass

March 5, 2024

Glass blowing has been around for centuries. Invented by Syrian craftsmen over 2,000 years ago, this unique art form is as old as the Roman Empire.

That said, no visit to Seattle is complete without a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass. This is where you can see firsthand the whimsical works of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.

Dale is known for his impressive large-scale sculptures and vibrant installations that reflect light and space. His creative inspired designs have been seen all over the world.

Strolling around the garden, with its view of the iconic Seattle Space Needle, is akin to being in an enchanted forest. While there, be sure to attend one of the immersive glass-blowing demonstrations to get a sense of what it’s like to mold glass that’s been melted at more than 2,000 degrees into intricate works of art.

After, pop over to the bar at Chihuly—the only place in the world where you can see more than two dozen pieces from Chihuly’s personal collection (even the tabletops are filled with designs). Be sure to try an artistic infused cocktail like the Metamorphosis: a mix of botanicals imbued with Astrea Forest gin, Sennza Finne Always Amaro, cassis syrup, lemon and egg white. —Tiffany Thornton


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