During the summer of 2018, "Chihuly at Biltmore" brought a spectacular sparkling exhibition in the gardens and Biltmore House: 16 monumental glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. Here are some photos of the historic display. Photo above: Italian Gardens
"Sole d'Oro" on the front lawn illuminated after sunset
Gorgeous water lilies & reeds in Italian Gardens
Dale Chihuly in Winter Garden inside Biltmore House for the opening. The gold and white formations simulate sea life and reflect Chihuly’s love of Venice
Look up inside the Conservatory by the Walled Garden for three chandeliers
More about Chihuly
Chihuly’s creative vision utilizes light, space, and form. For more than a half century, Chihuly has created with a variety of media including glass, paint, charcoal, graphite, neon, ice, and polyvitro. Acclaimed for his iconic glass sculptures, Chihuly is also known for ambitious and immersive site-specific public installations and exhibitions in museums and gardens around the world.
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Find many glass artists in Asheville and western North Carolina - many featuring special shows, tours, workshops and events. Nearby is the River Arts District, home to 200 artists. Our top studio to watch glassblowers at work is Lexington Glassworks (pic) in downtown Asheville. Read all about Asheville glass art.