Did you know that Seattle has the most glassblowers per capita outside Murano? The glassblowing movement really came alive in the modern age in the Seattle area, prompted by the instruction and experimentation at Pilchuck (glass school outside Seattle) by artists like Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, and Dante Marioni (among others), and promoted by Bill Traver with his gallery!
Exhibits in Traver Gallery are always free, and without exception, the pieces on display equal or exceed the quality and diversity of the pieces on exhibit at any museum. Traver Gallery is well known in the glass community, and for decades glass collectors have been traveling to Seattle just to shop the world's best glass artists' work at Traver Gallery.
Traver Gallery promotes works by world-renowned maestros from Murano, Seattle, Australia, and several other locations across the globe. Its staff has decades of experience in representing top-notch glass artists, and displays the utmost in knowledge and professionalism.
For less expensive items by the maestros, for more Chihuly Studio selections, and for items by emerging fine glass artists, check out Bill Traver's secondary gallery downstairs, just around the corner on 1st Avenue, Vetri Gallery.
Located just north of Seattle Art Museum, just south of Pike Place Market, and just across the street from the Four Seasons hotel, these two galleries are in the heart of what's happening in downtown Seattle, and should not be missed!
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