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Party on the Piazza

Saturday, August 1, 2015 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate the opening of Chihuly's Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection at Party on the Piazza! 

To commemorate the wild and wondrous Venetian style of glassmaking that has heavily influenced Chihuly’s work, Party on the Piazza will immerse guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Italy with a variety of all-day, family friendly activities.

The festival’s outdoor activities on the Museum’s main plaza are free to the public. These events include:

  • Hands-on crafts featuring Venetian masks, origami gondolas, and gondolier hats, 10:30 am to 6 pm
  • Magic show, face painting, balloon art, and glitter tattoos by Colorful Events, 11 am to 3 pm
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar tastings by Olympia Olive Oil, 11 am to 8 pm
  • Wine tasting by Gingko Forest Winery, 12 to 7 pm
  • Photo booth station featuring Vespa scooters and a gondola, 11:30 am to 8:30 pm
  • Ballet performances by the YMCA, 12:30 to 1 pm
  • Ballet lessons by the YMCA, 1:15 to 1:45 pm
  • Acrobats, contortionists, and stilt-walkers from the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Acts, 2 to 4 pm
  • Gelato station featuring edible “glass” from Metropolitan Market, 2 to 5 pm
  • Casa Mia’s “Pizza Olympics” featuring pizza dough tossing, pasta eating, and “Master Chef”-inspired pizza making contests, 3 to 7 pm
  • Tango dancing by Tango in Tacoma, 4 to 7 pm
  • Concert performance by Rags & Ribbons, 7:15 to 8:15 pm

For an additional charge, Party on the Piazza guests can also enjoy:

  • Beer and wine garden featuring Pacific Brewing & Malting Co., 11:30 am to 8 pm
  • Italian dining on the plaza (menu by X Group), 12 to 6 pm

The party extends inside the Museum of Glass during open hours from 10 am to 9 pm for those who want to explore the Chihuly’s Venetians: The George R. Stroemple Collection exhibition. Indoor events include:

  • Prize drawing at the front desk featuring giveaways from the Museum of Glass Store, 10 am to 9 pm
  • New and renewing membership discounts, 10 am to 9 pm
  • Silent auction in the Grand Hall*, 10 am to 8 pm
  • Brunch table featuring coffee, tea, juice, pastries, and fruit*, 10:15 am to 12 pm
  • A selection of films featuring Dale Chihuly in the Museum Theater*, 10 am to 9 pm (free popcorn, soda, and water from 12 to 9 pm)
  • Reduced-rate glass fusing workshops in the Education Studio*, 11 am to 5 pm

*Museum admission required

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