"Chihuly in the Garden" Now Open at Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden

Dale Chihuly returns to Desert Botanical Garden this week in the form of "Chihuly in the Garden," a highly anticipated exhibition of his signature hand-blown glass sculptures. His 12th garden exhibition, and second in the Valley, is installed throughout 55 acres of the 140-acre garden, with the landscape as a color palette for each unique creation.

The world-renowned artist is credited for breathing (literally) new life into the studio glass movement, having studied at university programs across the county and blowing glass at the Venini glass factory in Venice, Italy. His collections are as well traveled as he is, from "Chihuly over Venice" to "Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem," and his first stop in Phoenix for "Chihuly: The Nature of Glass."

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