The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have long been associated with the art of glass and for years, Asheville’s creative magnetism has drawn in masterful glass blowers, makers and artists.
From May through October 2018 – coinciding with a new exhibition at Biltmore of multi-media artist Dale Chihuly’s monumental glass sculptures -- the community will celebrate both the historical and contemporary context of glass and its talented artists in Western North Carolina.
The Chihuly at Biltmore exhibition will be at the estate from May 17 through October 7, 2018. The exhibit will be on display in the Winter Garden of Biltmore House and throughout the estate, including the Italian Garden and Walled Garden. For the first time, Biltmore will also host an evening experience in the gardens offering views of the sculptures after dark each Thursday through Sunday night during the exhibition.
Alongside the Chihuly exhibition, the Asheville and regional glass community offer its own community-wide celebration of glass through special local exhibitions, tours, workshops and events. Demonstrations of glass blowing, glass jewelry making, stained glass, enameling and working with glass beads will occur in artists’ studios, galleries and other locations across the city and surrounding region.