Elizabeth Shepherd

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The Bike’s busy weekend will include honky tonk and a big name band

Red Bicycle Bistro and Sushi has a full lineup this weekend for Island music fans, including a first-time ever appearance on the Island by BLVD, a nationally known touring band.

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Amy Herbig of Blonde Ambition gave a presentation at the Land Trust Building last Tuesday night.

Islanders divided about Chamber of Commerce’s tourism marketing plan

Several Islanders weighed in last week on plans by the Vashon-Maury Chamber of Commerce to market Vashon to off-Island tourists, with some suggesting the idea made enormous sense while others sounded a note of caution.

Amy Herbig of Blonde Ambition gave a presentation at the Land Trust Building last Tuesday night.

Gallery cruisers will soon be able to drink legally

For years, the “first Friday” art walk has been a time for Island art lovers to gallery hop, munch on appetizers and help themselves to glasses of wine.

Pam Ingalls is putting the finishes touches on a painted screen inspired by Abby William Hills.

Two artists, separated by a century, celebrate Vashon

The connection between two women artists, born almost a century apart yet bound together by temperament, talent and a shared love of Vashon, will be celebrated in joint exhibitions slated to open this weekend.

Pam Ingalls is putting the finishes touches on a painted screen inspired by Abby William Hills.

Music lovers can find a wealth of options this weekend on Vashon

Vashon venues will overflow with musical acts in the next few days, with shows for every taste on tap.

Paintings and drawings by Kara Jones are at Café Luna in August.

Galleries and shops will strut their stuff during Friday’s gallery cruise

Despite a new law that may temporarily stem the flow of wine at openings (see story, page 1), Vashon’s art spaces are gearing up for a festive First Friday, with receptions planned to launch the openings of several new exhibits. The gallery cruise will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. For complete listings, see page 13.

Paintings and drawings by Kara Jones are at Café Luna in August.
Mehnaz (center) is the Mumbai-born lead singer of Manoogh Hi

A one-day music festival brings a world beat to Vashon

Islanders can groove to a mix of upbeat Indian pop rock, Brazilian samba and Afro-Cuban dance tunes at Vashon Allied Arts’ annual World Music Festival, set for 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Camp Burton’s outdoor amphitheater.

Mehnaz (center) is the Mumbai-born lead singer of Manoogh Hi
Katrina Wible plays at the Red Bike on Friday.

The weekend boasts more than a dozen bands

The Island will be jumping this weekend with a wealth of bands storming the stages all over Vashon.

Katrina Wible plays at the Red Bike on Friday.
The performers of “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad” perform a mix of music

The Havurah brings nice Jewish girls to town

A comedy troupe named Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad has a Vashon stop planned for July 31, with a show hosted, appropriately enough, by Vashon Havurah.

The performers of “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad” perform a mix of music

The Bike will brim with song and dance all weekend long

Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi is rolling out a musical red carpet for Islanders and visitors alike during Strawberry Festival, with seven musical acts slated to take the stage over the busy weekend.

This year’s Community Quilt is a tribute to Island artists.

Quilters get wrapped up in Island art

Some of Vashon’s most prolific and beloved artists have been immortalized by quilters on the 24th annual Vashon Allied Arts Community Quilt, and a lucky winner will get to take the quilt home after a raffle held during Strawberry Festival.

This year’s Community Quilt is a tribute to Island artists.
Orange daisies and a brilliant blue sky complete the color scheme at the Lavender Tour.

The color purple reigns during Lavender Tour

It’s a plant that has been celebrated throughout history for its soothing scent, beautiful blossoms, medicinal properties, culinary uses and even its potent power as an aphrodisiac.

Orange daisies and a brilliant blue sky complete the color scheme at the Lavender Tour.
Calen Winn

Drama Dock opens ‘Urinetown’

Drama Dock will present “Urinetown,” a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, from July 9 to 12 and 16 to 19 at Vashon High School.

Calen Winn
Christopher Bric’s photo of the Point Robinson lighthouse is one of many that will be exhibited at the Blue Heron.

Island photographers capture this place they call home

Dozens of Island photographers are setting out to prove that when it comes to artistic inspiration, there’s no place like home.

Christopher Bric’s photo of the Point Robinson lighthouse is one of many that will be exhibited at the Blue Heron.
Artwork by Heather Joy

Gallery cruise offers gems both real and imagined

Vashon gallery and shop owners will open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 3, to share a bounty of new work by local artists.

Artwork by Heather Joy
Calen Winn

Drama Dock gets set for a summer musical

Drama Dock is putting the finishing touches on a new production — a celebrated Broadway musical with an odd and edgy title.

Calen Winn
Pete Welch has brought more vibrancy to Vashon's music scene.

A music fan keeps the shows rolling at Vashon’s bustling bistro

In the past year, a soft-spoken man who says he “can’t play an instrument or sing a note” has become one of the most important figures in Vashon’s vibrant music scene.

Pete Welch has brought more vibrancy to Vashon's music scene.
Bea Johnson lingers on a path in her garden

Stop and smell the roses on Vashon’s Garden Tour

A bounty of bucolic blooms, inspired artwork, live music and informative workshops will all come together later this month as part of Vashon Allied Arts’ 19th annual Garden Tour.

Bea Johnson lingers on a path in her garden
Jim D’Asaro and Rebecca Spencer on their deck

Theater pros find a vibrant life on Vashon

For every newcomer who meticulously plans a move to Vashon, there are always one or two others who seem to arrive on the Island by chance.

Jim D’Asaro and Rebecca Spencer on their deck
Mike Urban’s steel sculpture

Island galleries strut their stuff

Vashon’s galleries will roll out the red carpet for June’s First Friday Gallery Cruise. Art aficionados, get ready for an artful stroll.

Mike Urban’s steel sculpture