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Pilchuck Glass School Raises More Than $1.1 Million at Annual Auction & Gala

Pilchuck’s Executive Director Chris Taylor toasts gala attendees

Pilchuck Glass School, an international center for glass art education based in Stanwood, Washington, raised more than $1.1 million at its 40th Annual Auction and Gala on October 20. The event, Spellbound: Celebrating the Magic of Pilchuck, was attended by patrons, artists and community leaders who enthusiastically raised the paddle during a live auction. The generosity of attendees will help the school continue its leadership in the glass medium and inspire future generations of artists.

Chihuly’s Garnet Flame Basket with Drawing Shard was a featured auction item

Attendees raise the paddle to raise funds for Pilchuck

Pilchuck Board Member Leslie Jackson Chihuly and cofounder Dale Chihuly celebrate the magic of Pilchuck

Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg. What began as a one-time glassblowing workshop grew to a premiere program hosting over 500 students and resident artists every summer. Pilchuck is designed to foster the ingenuity of the glass medium by providing an educational experience in an inspiring environment.

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Photo Credits
Event Photography: Paul Vu Photography
Photo Booth: 1000 Words Event Entertainment

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