• 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 2019, Zoo Boise unveiled its 2.5-acre, $8.9 million expansion, that features a partnership with Gorongosa National Park in Africa. The Gorongosa expansion includes wild African dogs, baboons, Nile crocodiles, hyenas and much more. Proceeds from each zoo admission goes into a conservation fund supporting endangered species. More than $2 million has been donated to conservation to date.

 

This holiday, the Emerald City will be sparkling like never before. For both locals and visitors, many Seattle hotels will be offering an array of promotions and packages that showcase the best the city has to offer. 

 

Tourism Whistler has announced a $3.5-million conference center renovation set to begin January 2020. Located in the heart of Whistler village, the resort’s main conference facility will be receiving updates to everything from lighting and furnishings to acoustics and artwork. Renovations will be made throughout the 65,000 square feet of meeting space, which can accommodate 2,000 people.