Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens — Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Facebook page
Featuring the exquisite works of Dale Chihuly, Chihuly Nights at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a must-see attraction for Dallasites and Dallas visitors alike. This magnificent exhibit will only be only display in Dallas in 2012, from May until October. It is comprised of dramatic glass sculptures, in a wide variety of presentations, throughout the 66-acre arboretum.
Chihuly Nights is an evening exhibit that runs from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It features the magical sculptures illuminated in the night sky, as well as a wide variety of dining options. On Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the exhibit will also feature live music from the "Concerts at the Arboretum" series.
Dale Chihuly has received accolades for his blown glass work, as well as 10 honorary doctoral degrees, a Fulbright Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. His work has been displayed in more than 200 museums worldwide, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, but his lifelong affinity for glasshouses evolved into a series of exhibitions set in botanical settings. This particular exhibition is being shown for the first time in the five-state region of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.