• 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.  

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.