Friday, June 23, 2006

recruiting Chihuly Walking Tour docents...

We would like to add more names to the list of official Chihuly Walking Tour guides.


Please let me know if you would be interested in leading Chihuly Walking Tours – even if it is only as part of your regular docent shift. Chihuly Walking Tours do involve walking and leaving the building, so please consider whether you feel comfortable with this.


We have not yet decided how training of a new group of Chihuly Walking Tour guides will take place, but it is less intensive than regular docent training. The first two training sessions in September 2006 will probably be about Chihuly, and ideally, we would have a training session for Chihuly guides at least once every 6 months in the future.


Chihuly Walking Tours are very popular, and the participants are very enthusiastic!



About Chihuly Walking Tours:

This is a walking tour, and tours begin at the Tacoma Art Museum, move to Union Station, and end on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. Optional installations that you might also visit are the UW Library chandelier and The Swiss Tavern. Tours usually last between 1 and 2 hours, and the total walking distance is probably less than one mile. Please be prepared to walk in rain or sun.


The guides for the Chihuly Walking Tours are trained about glass in general and Chihuly in particular, and usually have a strong personal interest in Dale Chihuly’s glass.

The price is $10 per person ($8 on weekends), including admission to the Tacoma Art Museum, and is paid at the Tacoma Art Museum’s front admissions desk on the day of the tour.


Union Station is currently a federal courthouse, and valid ID such as a driver’s license or passport is required to enter. As a federal courthouse, Union Station is closed on weekends. The Chihuly Walking Tour price is $8 per person if Union Station cannot be entered. However, the glass installations can still be seen through the windows and front doors.


Chihuly Walking Tours are scheduled on demand, anytime during the Tacoma Art Museum’s open hours.


Thanks for your time!



Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Assistant Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



1701 Pacific Avenue

Tacoma, Washington 98402

T: 253.272.4258 x3018

F: 253.627.1898

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