12 responses to “All Glass Art, All the Time in Tacoma”

  1. Donna Hull

    Chihuly's glass art exhibitions are amazing. I didn't know his work spawned an entire city's art interest. I'll tuck this away to include a visit to Tacoma when I'm up that way.

  2. marthaandme

    This sounds like a fantastic place to visit. I've loved the works by Chihuly that I've been able to see in person and would love to see more.

  3. Sheryl Kraft

    Wow. This sounds truly amazing. I love Chihuly, too, and was lucky to see his exhibit at the Bronx Botanical Gardens a few years ago. I had no idea the city of Tacoma was filled with so much art. And I agree, art always manages to lift me out of a glum mood, too. I wonder- are there other hotels like this one?

  4. kerry dexter

    encountering art in a non gallery setting, as you did at the courthouse, is always thought provoking, I find. thanks for sharing your trip.

  5. Susan Johnston

    I haven't been to Tacoma in awhile, but I remember some of that beautiful colored glass. You did a great job of capturing through words and images, Melanie!

  6. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart

    The thing about glass art, in particular, is that it is technical and a LOT can go wrong in the process, so the fact that there are finished pieces at all is a miracle.

  7. Melanie Haiken

    You're right, Roxanne; one of the coolest things at the Glass Art Museum is a "hot shop" where you get to watch glass blowing in action; I think they also offer classes and workshops led by well-known glass artists. It's a pretty incredible process, trying to control the hot liquid glass and make it do what you want it to do!

  8. Jennifer Margulis

    These photos are gorgeous. This is definitely a place I'd like to visit!

  9. MyKidsEatSquid

    I've never been to Tacoma–or even thought of it as an artist hub. What a great place to visit. With all that glass around, is it a kid-friendly travel destination or no?

  10. Jesaka Long

    I absolutely loved this post, especially your photos. Before I moved away from Seattle, I always intended to visit the Tacoma Glass Museum, but never did. Thanks for giving me a new (artistic) appreciation of Tacoma.

  11. The Writer's [Inner] Journey

    This is stunning. What a great trip. Surrounding oneself with art is a gift in itself. I love it because it inspires me to create.

  12. sarah henry

    I know art critics argue whether glass work is art or craft, I say who cares, when it looks so good. Love that second happy snap — so peaceful — is that the Aussie glass artist, per chance?

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