There’s something wonderful about scooping up a handful of sand and turning it into a magnificent masterpiece of fine art. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, but Lino Tagliapietra makes it appear just about that simple. Discover the world of art glass at the Tacoma Museum of Glass. Watch glass being made in real-time at their Hot Shop which is open 7 days a week Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, third Thursdays 10am to 8pm, Sundays 12pm to 5pm. By the way, that’s Tacoma Washington (as in on the left coast, sort of). They have a world class website, too. Check it out.