Over the past few decades, the Northwest has gained a reputation for its exceptional glass-art community, thanks in no small part to Tacoma native Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Museum of Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School, and various galleries and hot shops. If you want to introduce your team or group to the works and artists of decorative glass— or just want an excuse to get together for a much-needed team outing—be sure to check out Seattle’s new event: Refract – The Seattle Glass Experience. The event will take place Oct. 17–20, 2019 and will be held at various locations throughout the region. It will include a mix of exhibitions, art parties, talks, tours and demonstrations, along with open studios and collector events.

Participating organizations include  Chihuly Garden and Glass,  Tacoma Art Museum’s Rebecca & Jack Benaroya Wing, Museum of Glass, Traver Gallery,  Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art,  Stonington Gallery, Glass Art Society, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts Center,  Chihuly Studio,  Seattle Glassblowing Studio  and Western Neon.

The Addition, also known as Summit, at the Seattle Convention Center (recently renamed from the Washington State Convention Center) is making steady progress toward completion. With only months of construction remaining, interior details are quickly taking shape. In other progress, construction has begun on the codevelopment office project by its new owner, Hudson Pacific Properties Inc. (HPP).

 

Ideal for events ranging from birthday dinners to corporate meetings, Spinasse’s newly acquired and renovated room with a private entrance sits on Pine Street in Seattle, adjacent to the restaurant’s main entryway on 14th Ave. The intimate and charming private dining room can seat up to 40 people and offers special events throughout the year from cooking classes to winemaker lunches. 

 

If you’re looking for a sweet way to thank a coffee-loving colleague, client, or supplier, may we suggest the new Glazed Donut Collection that Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. has introduced in collaboration with the Doug the Pug Foundation.