SEATTLE – Seattle hotels are celebrating the triumphant return of Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience (Oct. 14-17) with a slew of special offers for visitors and locals alike. Over 10 top hotels in the region today announced exclusive Refract hotel packages, including discounted room rates, special access to Refract events, complimentary valet parking, hotel credits, specialty gifts and shop discounts.
A staple event for art lovers, Refract is the Pacific Northwest’s only glass art festival. Hosted by Chihuly Garden and Glass in partnership with Visit Seattle with the support of more than 60 artists and organizations, Refract brings unparalleled access to emerging artists and master glassmakers who laid the groundwork for the city’s vibrant glass scene. Programming over the four days reflects the diverse offerings of the region’s glass community with exhibitions, art parties, open studio tours, demonstrations and more.
“Seattle is regarded as the epicenter of glass art in America: more than 700 glass artists, from emerging artists to master glassmakers, live in Washington and more than 100 glass art studios have made their home in the Seattle region,” said Tracey Wickersham, Senior Director of Cultural Tourism at Visit Seattle. “Refract provides the perfect window into this rich community and has quickly become a beloved tradition for art lovers around the world. We encourage visitors to take advantage of these amazing overnight packages – these hotels are the perfect home base for a weekend full of tours, demonstrations, parties, exhibits and more.”
Hotel package highlights include the Refract 2021 Package from Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center, which includes one ticket to Gather (Refract’s highly-anticipated opening night party), along with access to the entire Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition, plus live glassblowing demonstrations and tours. Visitors looking for a deal will enjoy the REFRACT Package from Motif Seattle, which offers 10% off room rates and waived destination fees.
The full offerings include:
About Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience
Visit Seattle, Chihuly Garden and Glass and more than 60 Pacific Northwest arts organizations are joining together for this annual festival, taking place October 14-17, 2021. This year’s festival offers a unique mix of in-person shows, demonstrations, parties, and exhibitions, alongside virtual programming options. Visit RefractSeattle.org for further details. Information on the state of glass art in America can be found in a study at LandscapeOfGlass.com.
About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Visit visitseattle.org.
About Chihuly Garden and Glass:
Located at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass brings together all the elements of artist Dale Chihuly’s work, including Drawings, signature glass series, large architectural installations and personal collections. This long-term Exhibition features indoor galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse, and an ever-changing Garden, along with live glass demonstrations, a Theatre, and Collections Café, which features items from Chihuly’s personal collections. Learn more at chihulygardenandglass.com.
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