Elizabeth Shepherd

Organizations join forces to restore meadow

Vashon Nature Center will take up residence at Vashon Center for the Arts.

Musical trifecta showcases early, classical and chamber music

From a string quartet to the talents of a piano prodigy, audiences are sure to be dazzled.

Changing course, pondering the future

Vashon Center for the Arts has seen budget-stretching expansion for visual arts programs.

Lit Con set to unfold on Vashon

Poets will ply their wisdom in workshops and readings.

Do a musical double-take at Shook Twins show

The duo write music, sing and play a range of instruments that could fill a music shop

A plethora of poetry and prose will pop at Lit Con

The first-time event will offer up 75 literary events for young and old.

Spring into April’s First Friday Art Walk

Most island galleries and art spots will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. with many featuring musical acts.

A local artist takes the helm at Open Space

Jiji Saunders was appointed executive director of the space in late January.

Dancers dare to dream new ‘Original Works’

The show is an annual tradition for Vashon Center for Dance

Aerial experts prepare to wow with new production

The high-flying ensemble has been at work for more than a year to create the original piece.

Makana returns to share virtuosity, aloha spirit

The slack-key guitar legend has a special love for Vashon audiences.

This guitar god aims his show at pint-sized audience

Music icon Chris Ballew rocks on as Caspar Babypants, having released a total of 14 albums for kids.

Samuel Beckett inspires UMO to “Fail Better”

The show is being revived for two nights as a fundraiser for the venerable island theater company.

A writer and magician conjures a new book of poetry

Islander Thomas Hitoshi Pruiksma will read from “The Safety of Edges” at Vashon Bookshop.

Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).

New production shares wisdom of a ‘story-catcher’

Brian Doyle’s work has been adapted for the stage by two longtime island arts lovers.

Mike and Gerry Feinstein wrote the adaptation of Brian Doyle’s work, inspired by a lecture they arranged for Vashon’s Arts Humanities lecture series (Harry Connolly Photo).

A classical series continues with two concerts

Two beloved local groups will have notable guest soloists.

Performers unplug for shows at the Havurat

In recent years, the Havurat has established itself as a popular venue

A tribute to Townes Van Zandt offers timeless songs

The show will feature a lineup of performers and mark the 75th birthday of the singer-songwriter.

Gender-bending ‘Odd Couple’ opens Friday at arts center

The leads are female in this version, staged by Drama Dock.

Concert series brings renowned players to Vashon

A Russian piano prodigy is first up in the lineup.