If you thought the Dallas Arboretum’s ethereal gardens couldn’t get any more hue-drenched, artist Dale Chihuly is bringing his large-scale sinewy glass figures to blanket the 66 lush acres in his signature wash of electric color. The artist’s nature-inspired well-known glass sculptures such as Seaforms, Niijima Floats, Venetians, Fioris and Macchia Loops have been glorified over the world — including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. Beginning Saturday, May 5, Chihuly’s impressive sanctuary will float within the garden’s flower beds, grassy knolls, ponds and fountains, as no portion of the garden was off-limits to his artistic grasp. Take in Chihuly Nights, a magical after-dark exhibition with illuminated sculptures and four dining options, including dinner at Restaurant DeGolyer and alfresco noshes at Café on the Green. The evening exhibit is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from May to July, with the daytime exhibition open seven days a week and running through November 5, rain or shine. 8525 Garland Road, 214.515.6500; dallasarboretum.org.
IMAGE: Dale Chihuly’s Red Reeds installation. Photo courtesy Chihuly Studio.