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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.
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.
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.
Vashon’s galleries will roll out the red carpet for June’s First Friday Gallery Cruise. Art aficionados, get ready for an artful stroll.
Three Island artists — Donald Cole, Joan Wortis and Elaine Hanowell — will present a slide talk this weekend about their recent journey to Vietnam.
The Backbone Campaign will serve up barbecued salmon, giant puppets, a lively auction and homegrown entertainment in a fundraiser scheduled for 5 to 11 p.m.… Continue reading
Music lovers can prick up their ears this weekend and hear something they like — the Island will boast eight separate music events in a three-night span, and many of the shows are free.
A small group of Island poets and poetry lovers has been hard at work for the past several months, passionately planning an event they hope will put Vashon on the map as a Northwest poetry destination.
Vashon Allied Arts is slated to receive more than $1 million in state funds to help it move forward on its ambitious plans to build an expansive new arts campus — including a state-of-the-art performance hall, exhibition space, classrooms and more.
Seven graduating high school seniors will take center stage this weekend when Vashon Junior Civic Ballet presents one of the best known ballets of all time, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.”
Vashon Maury Chamber Orchestra will presents its final concerts of the season this weekend, with a children’s concert planned for Saturday and a full concert scheduled for Sunday.
A constellation of Island performers will come together on Mother’s Day eve to raise money for Islewilde, Vashon’s annual homegrown performance festival.
An ambitious group of artists has announced a bold plan to make Vashon a more beautiful place — one tile at a time.
After a long and dreary winter, as soon as rhododendrons begin to burst with color on Vashon, you can bet that art is about to start blooming as well.
The first weekend of this year’s Art Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, will be augmented by special events showcasing two art forms particularly beloved on the Island — tilemaking and quilting.
The theater bug first bit me when I was 4 years old.
Island music lovers are buzzing about the announcement that a new opera company is about to bloom on Vashon, with productions of Puccini’s “La Bohème” scheduled for September and Aaron Copeland’s “The Tender Land” planned for May 2010.
Save a parking space in front of Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi: Musicians will need it to unpack van loads of instruments and gear this weekend.
On a recent misty Saturday afternoon on Vashon, a flock of ducklings skittered past a regal frog, who was holding court on a lily pad.
It’s not what you expect to find at an art gallery — a colorful line of hand-knitted socks hanging high above the entryway.