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The 6th Annual Great Northwest Glass Quest
February 13 through 22, 2015

You're invited to participate in the greatest treasure hunt in the Pacific Northwest!  This is your opportunity to search for and find unique Glass Treasures hand-blown by Mark Ellinger, world-renowned glass artist. 

Now in it's sixth year, the Great Northwest Glass Quest joins an elite community of glass art treasure hunts pioneered by Lincoln City, Oregon’s “Finders Keepers” and Jekyll Island’s “Island Treasures”.  

Plastic "Clueballs" are hidden at a variety of host businesses and in community sites around the Stanwood-Camano area.  Find a "Clueball" and return it to the location identified inside for an authentic limited edition Glass Treasure.  

The Official Event Guidebook identifying where the "Clueballs" might be hidden will be available in Stanwood at A Guilded Gallery, the Snow Goose Bookstore and Windermere Real Estate, and on Camano Island at the Camano Chamber office, Camano Coffee Roasters, and the Windermere Real Estate offices starting February 10th. During the Quest, you can also pick up a Guidebook at any of the Host Business locations. With booklet in hand you will be ready to start your Quest!

And don't forget -- when you go to a business participating in The Great Northwest Glass Quest, but do not find a "Clueball", ask your business host to stamp one of the three Official Entry Forms found at the back of your Guidebook.  Five stamps from five different host businesses will allow you to enter the drawing for one of the genuine Glass Treasures to be given away in March 2015.  You do not need to be present to win the drawing.  Your can also use a completed Entry Form to purchase a Glass Treasure at a special reduced price at A Guilded Gallery, Camano Island Coffee Roasters, and Glass Quest Hand Blown Art Studio.

With thanks to our parent organization Design Stanwood (, and for the generous support of the Snohomish County Tourism Promotion Assistance Program and the Island County Hotel-Motel Tourism Program.


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I look forward to the event every year. I may spend an hour or so walking the parks after work, or a day looking in the businesses, but however it is always a fun adventure! Great way to see the sights of Stanwood!
-- Carla Donohue, 2/10/14

Missed the first year but have done it every year since then. My mother and I have been very lucky and have both find clue balls every year. This is the most fun activity I do every year and it is good to bond with my Mom while hunting for treasure. 10 days and counting please don't ever stop having this glass quest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-- Constance Wandel, 2/4/14

My Husband an I went to the Camano State park to look on the beach. He went one way I the other way. I found my clue ball on the bench covered with a piece of drift wood. We got to go straight to the Maker himself. We had a blast hunting, we will most likely doing it again next year.
-- William & Shelly Clark, 2/21/13

This sounds like fun!!! Have to come check it out!!
-- Becky, 1/30/13

Thanks to all who make this quest possible. My family had a chilly good time in the rain and snow at Four Springs Sat. morning. My youngest daughter found her first clue ball in a stump. It made her day. Thanks again everyone, can't what till next year.
-- Charles Barlew, 2/26/12

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