Thursday, October 18, 2012 , Updated 10:00 a.m., October 24, 2012
UPDATED: Chihuly Nights at the Dallas Arboretum is sold out
But the exhibition has been extended.
DALLAS As of Thursday morning, all of the Dallas Arboretum's Chihuly Nights tickets have been nabbed. The special exhibition opened at the Arboretum in May and features the colorful glass-blown sculptures of Washington artist Dale Chihuly.
Tickets are still available to see the exhibition at the Arboretum during the day. It runs through November 5, but there is a chance for an extended stay, though nothing has been decided yet, said Wendy Rentz, spokesperson for the Dallas Arboretum.
[UPDATE: The exhibition has been extended through December 31, 2012. See details here.]
Seeing the exhibit during the day and at night are two very different experiences. In daylight, the whimsical bulbs take on an Alice in Wonderland feel, making the lush gardens feel like a children's playplace. After dark, many of the sculptures light up from the inside out, turning the space into a romantic, quiet date spot. (It helps, too, that the Arboretum is BYOB. Wandering the gardens at night with a glass of wine in hand is really something special.)
A sell-out was expected, Rentz said. "They've sold out at most of the other gardens like the Missouri Botanical Garden and the [Phipps Conservatory] in Pittsburgh," she said. "We're excited because the response has been so great, but then we do feel sorry for people that didn't get tickets."
Click here for information on the Chihuly exhibit during the day.
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