Glass by Courtney Dodd; see her on the  September 14 tour

Glass by Courtney Dodd; see her on the September 14 tour

Asheville's Summer of Glass is here!

May - October 2018

Art lovers in Asheville are thrilled that the Biltmore is hosting a Dale Chihuly glass exhibition from May 17 – Oct 7, 2018!  Amazing glass sculpture installations will be on display inside the House, at Antler Village, and in the Gardens.  This is a first ever, large scale contemporary art exhibition at Biltmore.  Wow! 

Once the word was shared that this exhibition was taking place Asheville art organizations, galleries, artists and businesses convened.  We’ve met in a round table format many times to discuss how, as a group, everyone could contribute to elevate the visitor experience when coming to see Chihuly at Biltmore.

The result, a full calendar of: events, tours, glass exhibitions in many galleries, a new North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement  exhibition, demonstrations and wonderful partnerships!  Go to the Summer of Glass website for all the details.  And see Art Connections scheduled Glass Tours here.


"The celebration spotlights the rich history of glass in this region, highlighting the many artists and their contributions and importance to the glass art movement. The region's historical incubator has cultivated a thriving community of glass makers and supporting organizations. A new generation has been fostered and is taking the medium to new levels. The roots of the contemporary glass art movement run deep in WNC and have developed into a story to be shared with all."