Chihuly Studio is closed to the public. However, if you are planning a visit to the Puget Sound area, there are several public sites listed below that are worth a visit. For a Google map of any of the locations, click on its street address. For more installations, visit the Installations section. Lists of public installations and museum collections worldwide are also available.     

 

 

SEATTLE

Benaroya Hall

In 1998, Benaroya Hall became the new home of the Seattle Symphony. Chihuly created two major Chandeliers, which hang at either end of the gallery along 3rd Avenue, for the venue.
1110 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206-215-4800

City Centre

In 1991, Chihuly created a large Persian installation for the lobby of the City Centre (formerly known as Pacific First Center). The installation may be found on the North Mezzanine.
1420 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium features an early Seaform installation that Chihuly created in 1987. The aquarium is located on Pier 59 along the Seattle waterfront.
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA 98101
206-396-4300

Seattle Center

Chihuly Garden and Glass, a long-term exhibition, provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform Chihuly's career. Located at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass includes the Exhibition Hall, the centerpiece Glasshouse, and the Garden.
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
206-753-4940

Seattle University

A Tower is displayed in the large bay window over the Pigott Building's east entrance.
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
206-296-6000

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

An installation of Flower Forms is on display.

1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

206 621-9000-

Traver Gallery

Designed in 1992 by noted architect George Suyama, the gallery occupies a dramatic, light-filled space on the second floor of the Harold Poll building, a restored 1910 warehouse just across the street from the main entrance of the newly reopened Seattle Art Museum. For information about what Chihuly works are currently on display contact the gallery.
110 Union Street Ste. 200
Seattle, WA 98101-2028
206-587-6501

Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Saturday, 10 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  Sunday, 12 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Closed Monday

University of Washington Meany Hall

While working toward his undergraduate degree in interior design at the University of Washington, Chihuly took a pivotal materials class from Stephen Fuller. "It was because of that class that I began to work with glass," Chihuly said. In 1996, in appreciation of his education, he donated six "wall chandeliers" made up of 200 red and yellow pieces for the lobby of Meany Hall.  The Anemone Wall can be viewed during scheduled performances.
Meany Hall West Lobby, southwest corner of Red Square
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105
206-543-4880

Washington Athletic Club

An orange Basket installation is on display.
1325 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Washington State Convention Center

Several Venetians are installed in a vitrine at the Convention Center, in the heart of downtown Seattle.
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
206-694-5000
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.

 

TACOMA

Tacoma Art Museum

The Tacoma Art Museum opened its new building on May 3, 2003. A major Chihuly installation, titled Mille Fiori, was one of the opening exhibitions and ran through January 11, 2004. The museum's extensive collection of Chihuly’s early work in glass is on permanent display. Visit the screening room to view a video of the exhibition. Tacoma Art Museum has launched Ear for Art: Chihuly Glass Cell Phone Walking Tour. The tour allows users to learn more about Dale Chihuly’s artwork in Tacoma’s Museum District as they stroll through the revitalized downtown. The Ear for Art tour may be accessed any time of day or night, from anywhere in the country by calling 888.411.4220.
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-4258

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3rd Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  Closed Monday

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

If you drive into downtown Tacoma on I-705, one of the first things you'll see is the Chihuly Bridge of Glass, connecting Pacific Avenue and the Museum of Glass. The 500-foot span includes a Seaform Pavilion, Venetian Wall, and two Crystal Towers. To get to the pedestrian-only bridge from Pacific Avenue, walk between the Washington State History Museum and Union Station (map). For more information, visit the Chihuly Bridge of Glass section or view videos in the screening room.

Museum of Glass

The 75,000-square-foot museum, featuring large installations in downtown Tacoma, lies at the eastern end of the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. For more information, visit the Museum of Glass web site.
1801 East Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-396-1768

Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (summer)
  Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (winter)
  3rd Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pacific Lutheran  University

In 1995, George Lagerquist commissioned Chihuly to create a work that would celebrate PLU's central icon, the Eastvold Chapel Rose Window. Chihuly produced the Persian Window, four huge, nine-piece glass "roses," each addressing a different theological symbol. They hang in the east windows of the Mary Baker Russell Music Center.
Pacific Lutheran University , (campus map)
Tacoma, WA 98447
253-531-6900
Hours: Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Swiss Tavern

Grab a bite to eat while gazing at eight Venetians standing across the top of a classic Northwest bar. The Swiss Tavern is located in the Union Station historical district.
1904 South Jefferson Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-572-2821
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Tacoma News Tribune

If you're in Tacoma, Kelso's Beacon is worth a visit as well. It's a twenty-two-foot brilliant green chandelier that Chihuly hung in the foyer of the Tacoma News Tribune building in 1997.
1950 State Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
253-941-9700
Hours: Weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Union Station

In March 1994, Union Station in downtown Tacoma became the setting for "Chihuly at Union Station," which was—at that time—the largest exhibition of glass ever presented by a single artist. There are really five installations beneath the great dome of the historic landmark: Monarch Window, End of the Day Chandelier, Basket Drawing Wall, Lackawana Ikebana, and Water Reeds.
1717 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-572-9310
Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

University of Puget Sound

Chihuly found inspiration in the changing fall colors of a campus ivy-covered wall and in 2000 created The Chihuly Window for UPS above the Wyatt Hall entrance.
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98416
253-879-3100
Summer: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Academic Year: Weekdays, 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

University of Washington Tacoma Library

The Library of the University of Washington's Tacoma Campus features the 23-by-7-foot Chinook Red Chandelier on the 2nd floor in the cupola.
1902 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
253-692-4440
Hours vary according to the academic schedule, but are generally Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PUGET SOUND AREA

Pilchuck Glass School

We receive many e-mail messages asking about the Pilchuck Glass School, which Chihuly cofounded in 1971 with Anne Gould Hauberg and John Hauberg. For information about the school, please visit the Pilchuck web site, which has a great list of Seattle glass studios and galleries. One of the school's most popular annual events is a highly successful glass auction, held in the fall. Pilchuck also holds an open house each summer.

Campus Mailing Address:
1201 316th Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
360-445-3111
Administrative Office:
430 Yale Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109
206-621-8422

       

 

Icicle Creek

If you find yourself spending time on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountains, stop by the Sleeping Lady Conference Retreat to see the Icicle Creek Chandelier. The permanent outdoor installation lies in a spectacular mountain setting, beneath bright sun in summer and a coat of snow in the winter. View a video of the installation in the screening room.
7375 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-6344
(Three hours east of Seattle)