Chihuly Glass Walking Tour

Walking Tour Map

  • <p>5 locations, 19 stops.</p>

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

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

  • Collection Overview, Ikebana, Putti—TAM #302

  • Working in a Series—TAM #303

  • Displaying Chihuly's Work—TAM #304

  • Venetian Series—TAM #305

  • Baskets, Cylinders, Macchia—TAM #306

  • Basket Series—TAM #307

  • Drawing on Cylinders—TAM #308

  • Macchia Series—TAM #309

  • Seaforms, Baskets, Persians—TAM #310

  • Seaform Pavilion, Crystal Towers—Bridge of Glass

  • Venetian Wall—Bridge of Glass

  • End-of-the-Day Chandelier—Union Station

  • Monarch Window—Union Station

  • Basket Drawing Wall—Union Station

  • Reeds—Union Station

  • Lakawanna Ikebana—Union Station

  • Chinook Red Chandelier—University of Washington-Tacoma

  • Eight Venetians—The Swiss Restaurant & Pub

What To See On The Tour

  • <p><em>Ma Chihuly’s Floats (seasonal)</em>—TAM #201</p>
  • <p><em>Collection Overview, Ikebana, Putti</em>—TAM #302</p>
  • <p>TAM #303, #304, #310</p>
  • <p><em>Venetian Series</em>—TAM #305</p>
  • <p><em>Baskets, Cylinders, Macchia</em>—TAM #306</p>
  • <p><em>Basket Series</em>—TAM #307</p>
  • <p><em>Drawing on Cylinders</em>—TAM #308</p>
  • <p><em>Macchia Series</em>—TAM #309</p>
  • <p><em>Seaform Pavilion, Crystal Towers</em>—Bridge of Glass #1</p>
  • <p><em>Venetian Wall</em>—Bridge of Glass #2</p>
  • <p><em>Lakawanna Ikebana</em> and <em>End-of-the-Day Chandelier</em>—Union Station</p>
  • <p><em>Monarch Window</em>—Union Station</p>
  • <p><em>Basket Drawing Wall</em>—Union Station</p>
  • <p><em>Reeds</em>—Union Station</p>
  • <p><em>Chinook Red Chandelier</em>—University of Washington Tacoma</p>
  • <p><em>Eight Venetians</em>—The Swiss Restaurant &amp; Pub</p>

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.

Chihuly Glass Walking Tour

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

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.