Located next to the Space Needle at Seattle Center

Holidays at The Bookstore

Holidays at The Bookstore

Did you know The Bookstore at Chihuly Garden and Glass isn’t just about books? The shop, located just inside the exhibition’s lobby, celebrates Dale Chihuly’s work and his passion for supporting the creative spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

Each holiday season, The Bookstore works with a local artist to offer hand-blown ornaments to benefit a local arts organization. The 2016 series features the work of artist Daryl Smith and 30% of each purchase will support TeenTix, a local arts access program for teenagers. Founded by Seattle Center, TeenTix partners with more than 60 regional arts organizations to offer teens discounted tickets to ensure that all young people have equitable access to art and feel empowered to take an active role in shaping their arts community.

With more than 20 years of experience, Smith has played a significant role in influencing the Seattle art community. In addition to making his own glass art, he has worked closely with Dale Chihuly for nearly two decades and other major influencers working in glass today. Smith has also worked as a gaffer at Pilchuck Glass School, an international center for glass art education founded by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg and John H. Hauberg.

Holiday Trunk Show at The Bookstore
Want to meet some of the artists celebrated in our store? Make sure you join us for our holiday trunk show on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11am to 3pm. The Bookstore will feature our partners JCOCO ChocolateTheo ChocolateFresh Tangerine jewelry and other local artists and artisans. 

"Do Not Miss"

Thought we were killing an hour but was the highlight of our day. No photographs could do it justice. We are seasoned travelers and one of the best exhibits I have ever seen.

 

Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Delightful"

Visit during the evening and you'll be delighted by the garden spectacle. Chihuly's glass sculptures come alive through the vibrant showcase amongst nature - its best context! A feast for your eyes and imagination.

 

Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"A must when visiting Seattle!"

This exhibit is absolutely amazing! I have visited Seattle many times and this was my first visit to Chihuly and I cannot believe it took me so long! The glass is breathtaking and each piece is beautiful and unique. I HIGHLY recommend visiting when your in the city.

 

Reviewed October 29, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Spectacular"

What a wonderful exhibit! This was a total surprise to me and it was a visit to remember. Each exhibit was breath taking and fortunately there is a series of short films explaining the process. To my mind this is a must see in Seattle.

 

Reviewed June 2, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Amazing. Go here."

Amazing art, great venue- great setting. Flawless. Don't miss this place. Went with a 3 year old and she was even impressed. Amongst lots of Seattle tourist destinations- easy to get to. Seriously, go here!

 

Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"A wonderful treasure"

Photos cannot do this exhibition justice. As I wandered from room to room my reaction was a continual WOW. Then to head out into the Garden and see Glass sculptures matching the flower gardens - that was beautiful. If I had more time in Seattle, I would have loved to have visited again.

 

Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Don't miss it!"

An amazing and beautiful exhibition of craft glass. I'm not usually impressed by this sort of stuff but the scale, variety and lighting of these very elegant glass sculptures is amazing. The gardens, with glass and flowers contrasting and blending, are also very relaxing - if it wasn't for the traditional Seattle drizzle!

 

Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Beautiful, peaceful and one of a kind..."

A great way to spend a couple of hours. Take your time strolling through the museum. Part of the museum is a theater with several short films about Chihuly - take the time to watch them, they are interesting. Take plenty of pics, some of the most beautiful colors! Also great is the fact that you can buy your ticket via a kiosk outside, will save you tons of time. You can also buy a joint ticket for the space needle and the museum. One fun tip: in the garden in the afternoon there is a blue glass ball that has a beautiful reflection of the space needle. it is one of my favorite pictures from my trip to Seattle.

 

Reviewed May 4, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Glass at it's Very Finest"

You will find no other display of glass works as plentiful and as beautifully mastered as Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass. Whether you have ever blown glass or not, you will be left amazed.

 

Reviewed May 3, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Moved me to tears"

I am not an artistic person, but I did connect with the display at this museum. The presentations of Native American art was small but well displayed. I love to garden and the use of glass outside as a natural drop was creative and spectacular.

 

Reviewed May 3, 2015 on TripAdvisor

"Wow!"

If you are not familiar with Chihuly, you will be amazed. Wide variety of works representing his artistry over the years. The outdoor gardens are spectacular, and if you are observant, you will find glass orbs with the Space Needle reflected in them!

 

Reviewed May 2, 2015 on TripAdvisor