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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum is well known for its spectacular displays of beautiful landscaping, exotic flora and impressive exhibits. People come from all over the world to visit. And now, there is a new reason to be excited, because the gardens just got a little more impressive. World renowned artist Dale Chihuly has installed his latest artwork in the gardens to be enjoyed both during the day and evening hours.

Chuhily’s works are on display in over 200 museums around the country, including our very own Dallas Museum of Art. So, bringing his art back to North Texas felt like coming home. On Thursday morning, Chihuly told press that he is happy and hopeful that the exhibit will bring in visitors who have never seen his work or the Dallas Arboretum. He said it’s the perfect combination and setting for his works.

Chihuly Nights will feature illuminated sculptures and opportunities to dine, three nights a week, as well as listen to first-class concerts outdoors. The Dallas Arboretum will extend the garden hours until 10:00 p.m. for the nighttime events. During the daytime, they offer visitors educational materials, programs and classes for all ages.

There is now no excuse not to come out to visit the magnificent gardens — a real jewel in Dallas — because the Chihuly exhibit will continue through November 5. Sounds like a great Mother’s Day destination, if you’re looking for something special for mom!

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