Several of the best known glassblowing artists will come together in Seattle to create the world’s largest bong over the 4/20 holiday weekend. The bong is expected to reach 24-feet and weigh as much as 800-pounds. The event is taking place at Martin Blank Studios in South Lake Union.
Once the bong is completed, it will travel to the Cannabition museum in the Las Vegas Art District, The Seattle Times reports. Several operational hookah-like attachments will be part of the design. Jason Harris is known for his unique glass bongs, pipes and other pieces of glasswork.
Harris said, “It’s going to be so much fun doing this in Seattle where (marijuana) is legal and everybody has a smile on their face about it.”
He also said, “People have really been reacting to the art and I am using it as a tool to make noise and build momentum around change.”
The creation of the giant bong will begin on April 19 and is expected to be completed on April 22. The public can view the happenings in a sponsored event by Weekend Unlimited between noon and 6 p.m. on April 20 at the Martin Blank Hot Shop located at 818 John Street.