Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Exclusive events leading up to Chihuly Collection grand opening

Instillation of Ruby Red Icicle chandelier at the Chihuly Collection

Dale Chihuly art fans can get their first look at the Chihuly Collection this week with several special events leading up to next week's grand opening - including appearances by the world-renown glass sculpture artist himself.

2-4 p.m. July 10 Chihuly lecture and book signing
The Renaissance Vinoy
Tickets: $150
Dale Chihuly will present a lecture in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Pete. Each guest will receive a complimentary Chihuly book to be signed by Chihuly himself after the event. Champagne and desserts will be served.

7-11 p.m. The Chihuly Collection's "Carnival of Glass"
400 Beach Seafood & Tap House
Tickets: $200 in advance, $250 at the door
The Morean Arts Center welcomes Chihuly to the Chihuly Collection, presented by the center. The event features signature cocktails, beer/wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Guest will be offered one of the first public opportunities to see the Chihuly Collection. Chihuly will be on hand to sign books and visit with guest.

1-6 p.m. July 11Special opening day of the Chihuly Collection
400 Beach Drive, St. Pete
Tickets: $125
Be the first to tour the Chihuly Collection. Exclusive ticket holders will be served champagne, be led in a tour and receive their choice of a Chihuly book or DVD.

Call (727) 896-4527 to RSVP

Read our story on the Chihuly Collection in Sunday's Bradenton Herald.

-January Holmes

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