Arts

Allison Cox (Courtesy Photo)

Storytelling festival celebrates 11 years

For the last 11 years, local, professional and amateur storytellers have gathered for an afternoon of storytelling hosted by Vashon Wilderness Program (VWP). The free,… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018
Allison Cox (Courtesy Photo)

New VCA interactive installation begins

A new, interactive installation will be created over this month and next inside the Vashon Center for the Arts gallery and lobby. Vashon artist Elizabeth… Continue reading

Calling all island quilters for new show

Vashon Center for the Arts is accepting quilt entries for “Vashon Island Quilt Exhibition,” slated to open Friday, March 2, at the Koch Gallery. Quilts… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Virtuoso cellist returns to the island

Vashon Chamber Music will welcome returning Seattle Symphony principal cellist Efe Baltacigil along with Seattle Symphony pianist Jessica Choe for another virtuoso concert at 7:30… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Environmental film festival will benefit Land Trust

The Vashon Maury Island Land Trust will present the first annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Where Activism Gets Inspired, at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at… Continue reading

Islander’s animated film to be shown at children’s film festival in Seattle

Island animator William Jarcho’s newest film, “Not Without Us,” will be included in Children’s Film Festival Seattle, to take place January 25 to February 10,… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

New public art installed on high school campus

Northwest artist Bob Leverich stood in the cold rain last Thursday afternoon, camera in hand, ready to snap photos of a public art sculpture installed… Continue reading

Gather Vashon: A new gallery, classroom, workspace and gathering spot in town

It will be in with the new and sort of out with the old when Kathy Raines and Whitney Rose, current co-managers of Heron’s Nest… Continue reading

Calligraphy through the years: an artist’s constant companion

Adventurous of spirit. That’s how longtime islander, calligraphy artist, author, aerobatic pilot, photojournalist, Hiway Haiku innovator and a founding mother of Vashon Allied Arts Kaj… Continue reading

Greet the new year with a cruise through the world of art

Most galleries and art spots are open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday night Café Luna will continue to show work by island painter Kathy… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Indie folk rock band plays a show Friday at the Red Bike.

The band Saint Ophelia will play their first show at the Red Bike at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Saint Ophelia, which has played at other island… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018
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                                Orion Moss, left, stars as Red Ranger and Rich Wiley as Head Elf in the Drama Dock musical “Red Ranger Comes Calling” this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.
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                                Orion Moss, left, stars as Red Ranger and Rich Wiley as Head Elf in the Drama Dock musical “Red Ranger Comes Calling” this weekend at the Vashon High School theater.
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                                Anders Blomgren

Poetry Well for December

The Poetry Well is a monthly column that showcases island poetry. This month includes a poem by Anders Blomgren. The Things They Now Carry This… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017
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                                Anders Blomgren

Will sing for Vashon

Enjoy a special evening with Vashon musicians singing for island nonprofits at Vashon Events’ annual “Will Sing for Vashon” at 8 p.m. Friday at the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017
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                                The Eric Gill table by Tom Northington installed at Vashon High School.

Hand-crafted table tells a very Vashon story

It’s been more than six years in the making, but two homegrown, handcrafted 15-foot tables made from single slabs of wood are on display during… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017
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                                The Eric Gill table by Tom Northington installed at Vashon High School.

New edition of local guide book out now

Have you ever wondered why there are bricks on some of Vashon’s beaches or where the two UFOs are said to have landed on the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Vashon’s very own Christmas Carol comes to Open Space

Theater Director Anthony Winkler has only lived on Vashon for a few years, but he’s taken note of how islanders value self-sufficiency. In that spirit,… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Resettlement committee benefit includes Syrian market and Betsy Rose concert

Singer-songwriter, activist and Buddhist practitioner Betsy Rose will perform a benefit concert for the Vashon Resettlement Committee on Friday at the Methodist Church. The event… Continue reading

Charlie Brown and gang ring in Christmas

Vashon Center for the Arts’ Youth Musical Theatre will present “A Charlie Brown Christmas!” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kay… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

Shaping the earth: Arts & Humanities talk by Kathryn Gustafson

With more than 30 years of distinguished practice in landscape architecture, islander Kathryn Gustafson’s ground-breaking, contemporary work incorporates sculptural, sensual qualities fundamental to the human… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017