Elizabeth Shepherd

A concert by noted players is for a good cause

A concert featuring critically acclaimed composers from Vashon and Seattle will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Two new art spaces roll out, another changes hands

Island art lovers will see some changes in Vashon’s gallery scene on Friday evening’s Gallery Cruise.

Vashon’s walls will talk with an art walk

his Friday, August’s monthly Gallery Cruise promises a wealth of all kinds of art to gaze upon, as well as a chance to check out two new galleries. Most art galleries are open from 6 to 9 p.m.

A showcase for songwriters spotlights men

It will be raining men at a singer-songwriter showcase set for 8 p.m. Friday at Red Bicycle Bistro.

Roaring feature film was shot on Vashon

After a long and obsessive journey, a West Seattle filmmaker has crossed the finish line in his quest to make the perfect car movie, and the results will light up the big screen soon at the Vashon Theatre.

Couples who play together, stay together on Vashon stages

Beginning in 1928, Broadway legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne set the bar on what it meant to be a theatrical power couple, refusing for the next 32 years to appear on stage separately.

Local music promoters line up a new place for Vashon entertainment

For island couple Pete Welch and Allison Shirk, spreading the word about Vashon’s lively arts, cultural and charity scenes has become a passion in recent months.

Film on UFO sighting unfolds on Maury Island

One of the weirdest chapters in island history will soon light up the big screen.

Take a walk on the arty side

The Hardware Store Restaurant’s gallery will be filled with two exhibits organized by island photographer Ray Pfortner. Viewers will be able to cast People’s Choice Award ballots for both shows

Another era on Vashon comes back to life over social media

A treasure trove of old photos has been making its way out of dusty photo albums and onto the internet, filling a Facebook page aimed at celebrating Vashon’s past.

New CD has global flair

Tarana, a world fusion group that includes islander Jason Everett, will release its first CD, “Waves of Sound,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Vashon Havurat. The group plays original music influenced by Indian, Arabic, Eastern European, Latin and flamenco styles

Talented women will strut their stuff in a show

A slew of talented island singer/songwriters will have a showcase of their work at 8 p.m. Friday at the Red Bicycle Bistro

Music comes back to Ober Park

A summer tradition on Vashon will kick off Thursday with the first in a series of outdoor concerts in Ober Park.

Marley’s Ghost heats up Open Space

Marley’s Ghost, a well-traveled music ensemble made up of singers and multi-instrumentalists Dan Wheetman, Jon Wilcox, Mike Phelan, Ed Littlefield Jr. and Jerry Fletcher, will play a show at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

Well-traveled musicians are bringing it on home

A Vashon-centric night of songs will come to Red Bicycle Bistro this Saturday, when local favorite Ian Moore brings his band, the Lossy Coils, to the stage for a blistering night of music

Acclaimed UMO Ensemble to present new work

UMO Ensemble will debut a new work, “Box Set,” at Vashon Allied Arts on Saturday.

Artist’s show looks back at 50 years of creativity

Carol Schwennesen, a founding member of VALISE, will exhibit “Hunting in the Bends of Time,” a 50-year retrospective of her artwork, at the artists’ cooperative gallery this month.

Book reading: New novel tells of drama on the high sea

Vashon resident, fisherman and writer Richard Bard recently published “West of Spencer,” a novel that draws on his experience in the salmon trolling industry.

A roaming artist returns, with a show about home

What makes a house a home? And can home be a feeling as much as an actual place? A new show, performed this weekend as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ New Works Series, aims to answer these questions and more.

Kindergarten teacher caps off a favorite Chautauqua program

Jamie Olive is only 6 years old, but he already knows that a peregrine falcon can fly as fast as a cheetah can run.