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Pacific Northwest Art, Craft, and Design

Program Number: 14375RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/19/2013 - 3/23/2013;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Seattle, Washington
Price starting at: $799.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Art History/Criticism; History & Culture Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 10; 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Indulge your senses with an in-depth study of the craft for which the Pacific Northwest is justly famous. Learn about the latest trends in ceramics, glass, jewelry and fiber arts from craft artists and teachers, and join docents inside leading art institutions in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue. Take in the exciting Seattle art scene, from the galleries of Pioneer Square to the Olympic Sculpture Park and the artisans of Pike Place Market.




Highlights

• Explore the newly expanded Seattle Art Museum, the craft-focused Bellevue Arts Museum and Tacoma's vibrant cultural district, including the Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum and the Chihuly exhibit at Union Station.
• Delight in Dale Chihuly's sparkling new Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center, his grandest show yet, displayed indoors and out in a garden setting.
• Go behind the scenes at lively, historic, Pike Place Market and zip to the top of Seattle's landmark Space Needle.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to 12 blocks on city sidewalks.




Date Specific Information

3-19-2013

Program runs back-to-back with #19345--Hands-on Glass in Chihuly`s Seattle.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Evergreen Adventures.




Seattle

Seattle is a visual gem, set amid saltwater, lakes and mountains. International influences abound in this congenial city. Unique neighborhoods, world-class cultural institutions, parks and the landmark Space Needle are just the beginning.



Accommodations
Located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant, bustling downtown; close to the Pike Place Market, the light-rail terminal to SeaTac Airport, monorail to Seattle Center, downtown attractions and the South Lake Union Streetcar.. Fitness center, indoor pool, restaurant, lounge, parking available for a fee.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
  Seattle, WA 4 nights
 The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, close to the Pike Place Market, the central library, the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Aquarium, Benaroya (symphony) Hall, sports stadiums, restaurants, shopping, theaters and the monorail to the Seattle Center and the Space Needle.
  Contact info: 1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 USA
phone: 206-971-8000
web: www.seattleredlionfifthavenue.com
  Room amenities: Flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, refrigerator, terry robes, Bath & Bodyworks amenities, iron/ironing board.
  Facility amenities: Newly-redecorated guestrooms, restaurant/lounge/terrace, fitness facility, free wireless internet, dataports, $15/night + tax guest parking (6'2" clearance).
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Rates vary seasonally. Contact Seattle Red Lion Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Rates vary seasonally. Contact Seattle Red Lion Reservations at 1-855-515-1144 or seattleredliononfifthavenue.com
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Any time between 4:00-5:00 PM in posted meeting room. You will be staying at The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at hotel by noon after visit to Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass on Saturday morning. You will be staying at The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is $15+ tax/night for registered hotel guests, subject to change. 6'2" vehicle height limit.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Seattle, WA
  Nearest city or town:  Seattle
  Nearest highway: Interstate 5
  Nearest airport:  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Seattle, WA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Seattle

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
phone: NA0-000-00 0 x00-00-0-00

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

For one-four persons, about $35-40
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

one 

 

Distance:

 

16 miles

   

From baggage claim area ride elevator to the third floor of the parking garage.Cross a skybridge and descend to main level to Ground Transportation area for taxis.

 

Seattle

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
LINK light rail line
phone: NA0-000-0000 x000000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 one-way adult/$.75 one-way senior/subject to change
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

16 miles

   

From baggage claim area, ride elevator to the third floor. Cross the skybridge to the parking garage. Turn left and follow signs to the LINK Light Rail Terminal; Buy your ticket to the Westlake Station with cash or credit card. Ride the elevator up to the platform level and board the waiting train; they depart every 10 minutes. Get off at the Westlake Station. Take the elevator to street level. Nordstrom will be on your left.Walk 1.5 blocks south on 5th Ave. to the Red Lion Hotel, 1415 5th Ave.

 

Seattle

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Shuttle Express
phone: 425-981-7000

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

approximately $16, subject to change
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

one hour 

 

Distance:

 

16 miles

   

Ride elevator to floor 3 from baggage claim area. Cross Skybridge 4 and descend to main level. Find Shuttle Express on Island 2. Vans leave every 30 minutes. Ride to the Sheraton Hotel. Walk 1/2 block to Pike Street, turn left and walk one block to 5th Avenue, cross street, turn left on 5th Avenue and walk 1/2 block to the Red Lion Hotel. For reservations: wwwShuttleExpress.com.

 
Driving Directions
  From the north From I-5 southbound, exit at Stewart Street (exit # 166). Follow Stewart to 5th Avenue. Turn left onto 5th Avenue. Drive 3.5 blocks to the Red Lion Hotel; the cross street before the hotel entrance is Pike Street.The hotel entrance is on the right side of the street. The garage entrance is down from the street and occurs before the main hotel entrance. If you reach Union St. you've gone too far.
  From the south, including SeaTac Airport Take I-5 northbound. Exit at Seneca Street (exit # 165).Follow Seneca to 4th Avenue. Turn right onto 4th Avenue, drive 3 blocks, turn right onto Pike Street, drive the length of that block, turn right onto 5th Avenue and see the basement garage entrance before the main hotel entrance. If you reach Union St. you've gone too far.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Registration, reception, dinner.
(Tuesday, March 19)
   
 Arrive To: Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm. Register in our meeting room at any time between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. At 5:00 pm enjoy a hosted reception. At 5:30 pm we will discuss the week's agenda .
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 PM in our meeting room.
 Evening: Introductions at 7:00 PM followed by a video of glass-making techniques to prepare us for tomorrow's glass lecture and gallery walk.
   
Accommodations: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Glass art lecture, Pike Place Market talk, gallery visits, fiber arts lecture.
(Wednesday, March 20)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-8:30 AM, in our meeting room: assorted cold cereals, hot cereal, choice of fruit/juices, eggs, meats, potatoes, pancakes, variety breads, toast station, coffee/decaf/tea.
 Morning: Lecture on NW glass art. "What's new in hand-made jewelry" talk by Karen Lorene, owner of Facere Jewelry Art, and demonstration/talk by several jewelry artists.
 Lunch: Lunch in our hotel meeting room.
 Afternoon: Short talk on the history and operations of the Pike Place Market, followed by a glass gallery walk and a behind-the-scenes stroll through the Market.
 Dinner: Dinner in our hotel meeting room.
 Evening: A local fiber artist will discuss and show current work and explore regional influences.
   
Accommodations: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tacoma's Hotel Murano, Union Station, Tacoma Art Museum and Museum of Glass.
(Thursday, March 21)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room, 7:00-8:00 am.
 Morning: Today is glass, glass and more glass. Travel by coach to Tacoma's museum district.Stop first at the Hotel Murano, with its abundant glass art created by the biggest names in studio glass. Enjoy a docent-led walk through the Tacoma Art Museum.
 Lunch: Enjoy a tasty lunch at Harmon's Brewpub--great food, great beer.
 Afternoon: See historic Union Station's displays of glass byTacoma native Chihuly. Ooh and aah as you stroll across the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to enter the Museum of Glass, with its working hot shop and changing displays, for a docent tour.
 Dinner: Choose dinner on your own tonight from among the many restaurants near our perfectly-located hotel or dine in one of two resturants in the hotel itself.
 Evening: This evening is on your own to spend with friends or family or enjoy theater,symphony or other pleasures.
   
Accommodations: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: The craft-focused Bellevue Arts Museum, visit to working potter's studio, NW Gallery of Fine Woodworking, Seattle Art Museum.
(Friday, March 22)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room.
 Morning: Start today across Lake Washington at the Bellevue Arts Museum, celebrated for its crafts emphasis. Travel to West Seattle to the studio of Loren Lukens, a working potter, as he demonstrates throwing, slip casting and more.
 Lunch: Lunch at Endolyne Joe's, a favorite neighborhood restaurant.
 Afternoon: We'll stop by the Northwest Gallery of Fine Woodworking to see wonderfully-crafted handmade furniture on our way to the Seattle Art Museum, just a few blocks down First Avenue.The Seattle Art Museum is known for its beautiful building as well as for its evocative art.
 Dinner: Dinner this evening will be a congenial gathering around the teppan yaki grills at Benihana, just a block from our hotel but a world away with its multitude of flavors and lively chefs.
 Evening: Our evening ends after our Benihana dinner.
   
Accommodations: The Red Lion Hotel on 5th Avenue
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Space Needle video, monorail ride to Seattle Center, ascend the Space Needle, visit new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit.
(Saturday, March 23)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast in our hotel meeting room.
 Morning: View a 1962 video detailing the construction of the landmark Space Needle. Ride the monorail to the Seattle Center and zip to the top of the Needle for an unbeatable view of the mountains, lakes, city and Puget Sound. Walk next door to marvel at the sparkling new Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit showcasing the largest collection of legendary glass-master Dale Chihuly's work ever assembled. You may want to walk two blocks to the free Gates Foundation Viisitor Center to learn about the philanthropic philosophy of this organization from interactive displays. Return to our hotel with the group or ride the monorail back at your leisure. Bon Voyage!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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