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Spring Tours

APRIL 29—May 9, 2016

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Please call 206.254.1966 to make your reservation for Spring Tours 2016*


Each year in May, Pilchuck’s private campus, located on 54 acres in the midst of a Stanwood tree farm, is open to the public. Many organizations find the campus inspiring and utilize this exclusive tour as a team-building excursion for employees, or for entertaining out-of-town guests or clients. During Spring Tours, visitors can view the fascinating processes of glass making, talk with working artists, tour the studios, and hear about the history and the future of the school.

artists at work

This spring, in recognition of their leadership and generosity, we have invited several artists to campus for five-day residencies. Each artist will bring a team of talented assistants, display examples of their latest creations, make new work and welcome the public to watch. Sign up for a Spring Tour to show your support for Pilchuck, and see these world-renowned artists in action!

April 29 – May 3
Raven Skyriver
Laura Donefer

May 5 - May 9
Richard Royal
Dan Friday


Tours are available Friday, April 29-Monday, May 9, 2016, and are led by a Pilchuck docent.

***New this year - Join us for a special Mother's Day Brunch & Tour on Sunday May 8th.

Tours last approximately 60-90 minutes


9:00 am:  Tea and then Tour
10:30 am:  Tour and then Lunch
12:00 pm:  Lunch and then Tour
2:00 pm: Tour Only  

Saturday and Sunday

9:00 am:  Tea and then Tour
10:00 am:  Tour and then Brunch
11:30 am:  Brunch and then Tour
2:00 pm:  Off the Beaten Path (an extended tour and light hike, with a snack)

Ticket information

Tour includes refreshments (coffee and tea). For an additional fee enjoy a tea and tour (with breakfast pastry), luncheon, or brunch and tour held in our scenic lodge (select times above).

Tour Only

$25 General Admission
$20 Senior / Student
$10 Children 12 and under

Lunch / Brunch and Tour

$40 General Admission
$35 Senior / Student
$25 Children 12 and under

Tea and Tour

$30 General Admission
$25 Senior / Student
$15 Children 12 and under

Off the Beaten Path

$40 General Admission
$35 Senior / Student
$25 Children 12 and under


Groups larger than 40 may be split into 2 or more groups.


Pilchuck is located on a tree farm. Expect uneven terrain and gravel paths, logs, lots of steps, grass, and mud. Comfortable footwear is recommended. This is the Pacific Northwest, so be prepared for inclement weather, dress warmly in layers, and bring a raincoat or an umbrella. Traditional classes will not be in session during tours, however, artists will be working on campus and many may be happy to engage with you and answer your questions. 


For individual ticket reservations: All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Payment is due at the time of booking.

For groups of 10 or more: A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation. Payment in full is due two weeks prior to your scheduled tour date. Checks should be made payable to Pilchuck Glass School. If you wish your bus or van driver to participate in the tour, you must include him/her in your tour count.


Individuals: All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Groups of 10 or more: Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to your tour date will receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to your tour date will not receive a refund.

To schedule a group tour for 10 or more, please contact:
Jason Keen
Director of Development
Email: jkeen@pilchuck.com
Phone: 206-621-8422, ext. 27

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