1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin - glass blowing in NW vs Murano island not the same but Chihuly is creating an artistic legacy
The Glass Blowing Community is equally divided Chihuly and everyone else Chihuly created a multimillion-dollar market for glass as fine art, built a mass-production company to sustain it. The video below is from Tacoma Glass Museum which does not have any of the Chihuly work on display even though he was born in Tacoma. There is a walkway and old train station in Tacoma that has some of his work displayed from different periods in his life. This is a day trip riding on train and/or bus so you get a transportation adventure along with great “hot shop” tour
Traveling is always an adventure and hopefully this information will help you in your adventure to Seattle.