Chihuly in the Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is always beautiful, but Dale Chihuly’s exhibit transforms the gardens into something truly breathtaking. The exhibit “Chihuly in the Garden” runs through October 30, and Stonehurst Place guests have been coming from all over the world to view it, and returning with wonderful reviews. Dale Chihuly, an American artist, is globally renowned for site-specific exhibitions. Working with the Garden’s horticulture team, he created roughly a third of the exhibit specifically for Atlanta. The works are on view amid plantings, floating in pools and suspended in air. Spectacular during the day, the exhibit becomes even more impressive after dark. We encourage our guests to experience the artwork stunningly lit during “Chihuly Nights,” which runs Wednesday through Sunday, until 10:00 PM.
Chihuly made his debut at the Gardens in 2004, during what was a first-time effort to market the botanical attraction as an open-air museum. Garden visitation more than doubled and memberships rose. According to a Garden spokesperson, members and guests never stopped asking for an encore, and this year’s exhibit helps mark the 40th anniversary of the Gardens. The exhibit was shipped in six 53-foot containers containing thousands of elements. The installation took over two weeks.
See our Chihuly piece up close and in person!
Stonehurst Place has its own piece of Chihuly on display for guests – a portion of the Crystal Cascade piece at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle.