The artwork of Dale Chihuly on display at the Dallas Arboretum // © 2012 Dallas Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum’s Chihuly exhibition, initially set to close on Nov. 5, has been extended through Dec. 31 as a holiday gift to the city from the Arboretum board of directors. The exhibition showcases the intricate and whimsical glass sculpture of artist Dale Chihuly.
“The citizens of Dallas will now be able to enjoy the Chihuly exhibition throughout the holiday season because of the generous gift from the board of directors,” Mayor Mike Rawlings said. “We thank the board for bringing this exhibition to Dallas, and we applaud their efforts in extending the show to ensure it is enjoyed for two more months.”
Chihuly’s dramatic works of art have been seen by more than 461,332 visitors since opening on May 5, and attendance has been most significant for the special “Chihuly Nights” exhibit, which has been selling out weeks in advance.
“We have seen visitors from all over Texas, the country and the world,” said Brian Shivers, chairman of the board of the Botanic Garden. “The response was so great and we were hearing that people needed more time to visit and to bring family and friends during the holidays.”
The exhibition is open seven days a week, for $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $9 for children ages 3-12. In November and December, “Chihuly Nights” can be enjoyed for $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for children from ages 3-12. Advance tickets are required and available online.