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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The artwork of world-renowned glassblower Dale Chihuly is drawing big crowds to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Now, the museum is letting you try your hand at glass blowing using an iPhone.

VMFA teamed up with the Martin Agency, bringing together two of Richmond's creative powerhouses, to try and draw in younger visitors to the exhibit. They came up with the first ever glassblowing iPhone app.

You can choose one of three shapes used by the famed artist and blow the glass by blowing in the phone's microphone. You can also customize the texture, pick a color and, once you're finished, share it on Twitter, Facebook or email.

Of course the main goal is to get people in the doors of the exhibit and to learn more about Chihuly's work. The exhibit continues through February 10.

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