From the bizarre, avant-garde mind of director/writer David Lynch,
Twin Peaks, featuring the Snoqualmie-based Salish Lodge & Spa as the
Great Northern Hotel, is a cult classic that’s enjoying a 2017 reboot after
Beyond Twin Peaks groups can discover a variety of arts experiences to
spark creativity among attendees.
Seattle and Puget Sound
Seattle, the cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest, offers many arts
opportunities, including must-visit attractions that accommodate
Among them are the Seattle Art Museum and its Olympic Sculpture
Park, the Seattle Center-based Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).
“MoPOP’s SkyChurch is great for receptions because of the space itself,
but also because of the large state-of-the-art projection screen,” said Alisa
Carroll, director of public relations for Visit Seattle. “This is the museum
that features everything from a Jimi Hendrix collection to a permanent
Star Trek exhibit.”
During an event at Chihuly Garden and Glass, groups can arrange for
a glassblowing demo. Meanwhile, Pratt Fine Arts Center offers group
classes in lampworking.
Groups meeting in the Seattle Southside area can check out the schedule at the Tukwila-based Foster Performing Arts Center, which hosts a
wonderful range of concerts, from pop music to the Rainier Symphony.
In Bellevue, east of Seattle, groups can join docent-led tours at the Bellevue Arts Museum, which has several event spaces, including the Court
of Light—a great setting for a cocktail reception—and the Forum, which
can accommodate dinners.
Located in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country, just 20 minutes
from downtown Bellevue, is Molten Works, a glass studio where groups
can create their own fused glass creations.
Of the artistry born in or inspired by the Evergreen State, including the music of Jimi Hendrix, the glasswork of Dale Chihuly and the blockbuster
Twilight series written by Stephenie Meyer,
this year it’s the fictional town of Twin Peaks
that is taking center stage.
CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS, SEATTLE
Washington wows groups with its
eclectic array of arts options
BY CAROLYN BLACKBURN
THE PEAK OF