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Chihuly Unveils an Installation at Maker’s Mark

The Spirit of the Maker, 2013

The Spirit of the Maker, 2013

Today, Chihuly and Maker’s Mark CEO, Rob Samuels, unveiled The Spirit of the Maker at the distillery. This is Chihuly’s first major installation on public view in Kentucky. 

The Spirit of the Maker artwork will be on permanent view at the historic Maker’s Mark distillery starting March 27. The installation, located in the barrel room, is a 36 x 6’ overhead canopy of form, color and light and consists of 750 hand-blown elements in blue, green, amber and signature Maker’s Mark red hues.  

“I’m very excited about creating a unique installation at the Maker’s Mark distillery in celebration of their 60th anniversary,” said Chihuly. “It is one of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in the country.”

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