We recently had the opportunity to check out the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle City Center. I had never seen any of Chihuly’s work in person so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was really beautiful. I am not a fan of all of his work but there is no denying this guy is an amazing creative spirit. Learning about his life and prolific work added to my interest. Guess who loved the ball exhibit?
One important note: there are photographers with amazing cameras walking around and asking to take your picture— and it is free!! I was totally avoiding them because I thought they were going to charge me twenty bucks at the end but they simply give you a link to your photo online. So take full advantage of the professionals!
I was particularly drawn to the pieces that mimic sea life- the textures and colors were realistic and stunning.
The flowers in the atrium were dazzling and just as I expected. We had a beautiful blue-sky day which added to the breathtaking space. If you can, bring a book or a snack and enjoy some time simply sitting in this space or outside in the garden. I brought a toddler so it was not necessarily a reflective time but we did enjoy ourselves with a dear old friend of mine from college and her baby son:)
ps- If you are a Seattle resident you get $4 off of the ticket price so bring your ID