Chihuly Glass Walking Tour

Chihuly Glass Walking Tour

Tour Dale Chihuly's artwork throughout Downtown Tacoma. Hear Chihuly talk about his inspirations, collaborations, and artistic processes.

Walking Tour Map

Tour Stop Locations and Hours

Tacoma Art Museum (admission required)
1701 Pacific Avenue
Stone Wave and Dale Chihuly at TAM Exhibit
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Free Third Thursday, 5 pm – 8 pm

Bridge of Glass
Pedestrian bridge over I-705 connecting Tacoma's Pacific Avenue to the waterfront.
Always on view.

Union Station Federal Courthouse
1717 Pacific Avenue
Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
Identification required for entry.

University of Washington Tacoma
Snoqualmie Library
1902 Commerce Street
2nd floor, Room SNO 270
Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
*Summer hours vary

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 South Jefferson Avenue
Sunday – Monday, 11 am – 10 pm
Tuesday – Thursday, 11 am – 12 am
Friday – Saturday, 11 am – 2 am

Audio Stops

There are 19 stops at five locations within Tacoma's Museum District. Simply select the audio below that corresponds with the label found near each installation. Audio plays through your phone's earpiece, as if you were on the phone.

Ma Chihuly's Floats (seasonal)—TAM #201

Ma Chihuly's Floats (seasonal)—TAM #201

Collection Overview, Ikebana, Putti—TAM #302

Collection Overview, Ikebana, Putti—TAM #302

Working in a Series—TAM #303

Working in a Series—TAM #303

Displaying Chihuly's Work—TAM #304

Displaying Chihuly's Work—TAM #304

Venetian Series—TAM #305

Venetian Series—TAM #305

Baskets, Cylinders, Macchia—TAM #306

Baskets, Cylinders, Macchia—TAM #306

Basket Series—TAM #307

Basket Series—TAM #307

Drawing on Cylinders—TAM #308

Drawing on Cylinders—TAM #308

Macchia Series—TAM #309

Macchia Series—TAM #309

Seaforms, Baskets, Persians—TAM #310

Seaforms, Baskets, Persians—TAM #310

Seaform Pavilion, Crystal Towers—Bridge of Glass

Seaform Pavilion, Crystal Towers—Bridge of Glass

Venetian Wall—Bridge of Glass

Venetian Wall—Bridge of Glass

End-of-the-Day Chandelier—Union Station

End-of-the-Day Chandelier—Union Station

Monarch Window—Union Station

Monarch Window—Union Station

Basket Drawing Wall—Union Station

Basket Drawing Wall—Union Station

Reeds—Union Station

Reeds—Union Station

Lakawanna Ikebana—Union Station

Lakawanna Ikebana—Union Station

Chinook Red Chandelier—University of Washington-Tacoma

Chinook Red Chandelier—University of Washington-Tacoma

Eight Venetians—The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

Eight Venetians—The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

About Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly, born in Tacoma in 1941, has become one of the most recognized artists of his generation. He studied at the University of Puget Sound and received a BA from the University of Washington. He earned an MS from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Since co-founding the Pilchuck Glass School north of Seattle with Anne Gould Hauberg and John Hauberg in 1971, Chihuly has gained both national and international acclaim for his leadership in the studio glass community.

Attracted to Tacoma's historic buildings, industrial setting, and the natural beauty of its location on Puget Sound, Dale Chihuly retains close ties to his hometown. Tacoma Art Museum presents a comprehensive retrospective of Dale Chihuly's artwork, on continued view.

For even more glass art, visit the Museum of Glass and Hotel Murano.