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Chihuly Garden and Glass Opens May 21

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The much anticipated Chihuly Garden and Glass, opening Monday, May 21 will be the most comprehensive presentation of Dale Chihuly’s artwork on public view and will feature many of Chihuly’s most popular series works.

The 43-foot tall Glass House encompassing 4,500 square feet, will feature five large Chandeliers composed of red and yellow Persians designed by Chihuly to intermix and appear as one expansive installation. The interior pavilion will also include a publicly accessible café with an outdoor patio and seating area, a retail/bookstore space, a 50-seat theater/lecture hall and a lobby/ticketing area.

The outdoor garden will feature artwork including: seven walkway Chandeliers which will run along the edge of the pavilion, a 16’ diameter Sun, a green and yellow Icicle Tower, red, blue and neodymium Reeds, a Pink Crystal Tower, Ikebana, Cattails, Fiddleheads, Herons, Floats, and Seal Pups.

Representing Chihuly’s fondness for unique, vintage objects, the “Collections Café” will feature some of the artist’s favorite collections to include chalkware, accordions, vintage radios and door stops.

You can choose an audio tour that will give you information about Chihuly and his creative process, the individual works of art and architectural installations.

Tickets are available online HERE. General admission prices are $19; King County Special for Ages 13+/$15; Senior Ages 65+/$17; Youth Ages 4-12/$12; and kids 3 and under are FREE. Another option is to purchase tickets to the Chihuly Garden and Glass that include a visit to the Space Needle Observation Deck. Prices start at $33.

Chihuly Garden and Glass is on the Seattle Center campus, a repurposed space that once featured the Fun Forest. The grand opening is part of the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle Center celebrations.

You can find the Chihuly Garden and Glass at:
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206.753.4940
http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com

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