Our Island is blessed with a thriving community of emerging and professional artists, along with savvy, enthusiastic audience members. There is a long tradition of support for the arts in our community. As Vashon’s arts community continues to expand it is clear we have outgrown the limited space and resources of VAA’s Blue Heron Art Center and other Island venues. There is an enormous community need for a central place to learn about, create and enjoy art of all mediums. Every effort has been made to include and consult with Vashon residents and local organizations throughout the planning and design processes, and we are united in our efforts to build a facility that Islanders can all enjoy and be proud of for generations to come.