• Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     
  • Glass Artists in the Pacific Northwest are Shining Bright at the Seattle Glass Experience

     
    POSTED July 23, 2019
     

For the first time ever, Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience is being hosted by 30 Pacific Northwest Arts Organizations.  

Set to be held October 17-20, this inaugural glass festival will be filled with tours, demonstrations, parties, and exhibits perfect for both visitors and locals. Hands-on glassmaking demonstrations will fascinate kids and adults alike, while evening parties and exhibitions by renowned artists will attract the adult crowd.  

The weekend is designed to celebrate the Pacific Northwest art community. Attendees will be encouraged to explore and learn about artists throughout the region, since every participating organization will be hosting their own special event.  

With more than 700 glass artists, the Pacific Northwest is the leading regional hub for glass art in the United States. From new artists to master glassmakers, this first-ever glass festival in the region is meant to bring enjoyment and education to those who attend, while also celebrating the artists who made the event possible.  

Artists working in the area have come from all over the world, making Refract the perfect place to get to know the region that has become the hub for glass art, its artists, and what makes it all so special.  

In July, Chris Heeter, The Wild Institute and thousands of fans had to say goodbye to beloved speaker dog Tuu Weh.

With her fists closed tightly, Chris Heeter let her hands drop lightly to her sides, opening her palms widely and wildly. And with that small, simple motion, Heeter was unknowingly opening not just her hands, but her heart to a presence that would change her life as well as thousands of others.

 

Benchmark is adding Washington's Skamania Lodge to its portfolio of resorts and hotels.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.