Chihuly in the Garden at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden: November 10th, 2013-May 18th, 2014

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I am somewhat of a glass collector. I have several pieces on display throughout my house. I do not own anything as extravagant as a Dale Chihuly original, but I do have a piece that was crafted by a glass blower that was trained by him.
I had the pleasure of attending “Chihuly: The Nature of Glass” several times when the exhibit was at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens from November 2008 – May 2009.
Chihuly has returned to the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden with another exhibit, “Chihuly in the Garden”.  A private preview was held for Garden members on November 9th, 2013. As of yesterday, November 10th, 2013, the exhibit is now open to the public through May 18th, 2014.

Since I had seen the previous exhibit, I contacted the garden today to see if the new show was going to be the same pieces from the last exhibit. I was told that 2 of the previous pieces are on display again, but in different locations than before. In addition, there are approximately 19 new pieces for this exhibit that have been installed throughout the Garden as well.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures that I took from the 2008-2009 “Chihuly: The Nature of Glass” exhibit:

What: Chihuly In the Garden

When: November 10th, 2013 – May 18th, 2014. The Garden is open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
There are 3 timed 4 hour daily exhibitions; 8am-12pm, 12pm-4pm and 4pm-8pm. The Garden recommends that you buy your tickets online ahead of time rather than waiting to buy them at the entrance since tickets for certain time slots can sell out quickly.

Where: Phoenix Desert Botanical Gardens, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008.

Cost: Non-members: $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for students, and $10 for children older than 3.
Members: Free, but reservations are strongly recommended.

In addition to the daytime exhibition hours, “Chihuly After Dark” will be held on March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th, 12th and 19th, 2014 from 8pm-midnight. The day time exhibit is breathtaking, but I highly recommend going at night too when the glass pieces are lit.

For additional information or to purchase tickets, please go to Chihuly in the Gardens.

This entry is cross posted on Phoenix NE Valley: Real Estate, Lifestyle & Living

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Michele Guss is a REALTOR with Realty ONE Group, serving the Phoenix East Valley. Originally from Washington, D.C. (and still loves her Redskins!), now an AZ girl and an avid hiker. When she is not providing world-class service to her real estate clients she can often be found hiking, climbing and crawling over, on and through trails in Arizona's mountains and deserts.

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