The annual Vashon Island Visual Artists’ (VIVA) Holiday Studio Tour continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 14 and 15, at spots across the island.
If you think you’ve “done the Tour,” think again, as the artist roster has grown to the largest Holiday Tour ever this year. Featuring over 40 locations and more than 100 artists, island artists will present their one-of-a-kind wares including jewelry, textiles, woodworks, photography, paintings, ceramics, sculpture and much more.
Many VIVA artists collaborate, sharing space and resources to offer visitors a varied, artful experience. Find mixed media treasures from more than 20 artists at Maury Island’s Waterworks, exquisite textiles at Willingham Weavery, a gaggle of painters at Schwennesen’s north end studio and more mixed media at Dockton Pottery and the Westside’s Fletcher Studio Gang.
Carpool with friends to discover the antidote to shopping malls and impersonal gift cards. Detailed maps are available at businesses around town. For more information, visit online at vivaartists.com and follow VIVA on Facebook.
Make a day, or even a weekend of it, and explore the arts on Vashon Island.