Chihuly Garden and Glass

On a rainy day, we decided to do a day in Seattle and checked out The Chihuly Garden and Glass. It is a bit of a weird museum / art gallery dedicated to artisanal glass blowing in the Seattle Center area. On the whole, it is a very small art gallery with only ~10 exhibits… but they are all beautiful. Blown glass is not something I would have thought of as art rather than craft, but it works well.

I think the key part of the Garden and Glass is the lighting inside of the gallery. They did a fantastic job lighting everything with a sharp light that really made the glass stand out.

In the garden area, there was also a exhibition with live glass blowing which is always fun to watch.

So, all in all, it is a small gallery with some very unique pieces that is worth checking out if you like blown glass at all.

The most Seattle image of the day. Fancy boats, foggy rain, cranes, and the space needle in the backround.

The most Seattle image of the day. Fancy boats, foggy rain, cranes, and the Space Needle in the background.

The lighting on the glass was really impressive.

The lighting on the glass was really impressive.

These bowls were my favorite pieces in the exhibits.

These bowls were my favorite pieces in the exhibits.

Its our guidebook photo! Also from left to right: Bored tourist photo, man on phone dragged to museum, looking for best picture from your low res cellphone, and man looking at nothing.

It’s our guidebook photo! Also from left to right: Bored tourist photo, man on phone dragged to museum, looking for best picture from your low res cellphone, and man looking at nothing.

Watching glass blowing is always fun.

Watching glass blowing is always fun.

Lloyd for scale.

Lloyd for scale.