Each visit to the new Dale Chihuly installation at the Dallas Arboretum reveals more beauty than you thought was possible at one of the city’s greatest treasures.
The Chihuly installation at the Dallas Arboretum opened with great fanfare, and some amazing garden parties recently. Fortunately the installation will stay until November 5th because you’ll want to plan for multiple visits so you can see the pieces in daylight, at sunset and after dark. Each setting completely changes the the scope of the show.
Opening Ceremony and Speakers:
The opening ceremony was held on a sparkling morning when Mayor Mike Rollins and other notables officially opened the Chihuly’s installation at the Dallas Arboretum. The artist and his wife, Leslie, spoke along with Arboretum Board Chairman, Brian Shivers, son of one-time Texas Governor Allan Shivers, Council woman Ann Margolin, Richard Holt, Texas President of Bank of America, and Holly Reed, Regional Vice President of AT&T (a hero of many causes across Texas}. It was an ideal Who’s Who from across the city.
The 66-acre garden was pulsating with the praises of hundreds of attendees that couldn’t wait for the ceremonies, gasping at the other-worldly beauty of the glass sculptures juxtaposed within the lush greenery and gorgeous flowers. It was like standing on the vast set of a sci-fi epic film where no expense was spared to make the most odd-yet-familiar, spectacularly beautiful planet.