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Vashon Island Garden Tour 2014

Vashon Island Garden Tour 2014
Join us for the 24th annual Vashon Island Garden Tour, June 21-22, 2014! Vashon Allied Arts is pleased to announce this year's exciting lineup of Vashon gardens, including North America's largest private stumpery and the edible garden oasis of Jo Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of Eating on the Wild Side. Watch this short 2-minute video to learn more…

Benaroya Bound!

Benaroya Bound!
Vashon Island Chorale sings Mozart's Great Mass in C minor in a combined choirs concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, on Sunday, March 30, 2 pm. Jennifer and Andrew Krikawa are two of the four soloists for this concert. Eighty Vashon singers, plus pianist Linda Lee and violinists Karin Choo and Gaye Detzer, perform under the direction of Gary D. Cannon for the Chorale's…

$100,000 Match DOUBLES Your Impact!

$100,000 Match DOUBLES Your Impact!
UPDATE: We've met our match! Thank you to the donors who helped us reach this goal. (Psst... There's another match on the way!) -- We are thrilled to announce that on February 18, 2014, a generous Island supporter pledged $100,000 in matching funds towards Vashon Center for the Arts! This means the next $100,000 in new gifts will be matched dollar…

TWO MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE

TWO MILLION REASONS TO CELEBRATE
State Senator Sharon Nelson,  (D-Vashon-Maury Island ) came out to the Blue Heron to share some great news with us last week.  After working tirelessly to pass the state budget, she told the crowd gathered at VAA that $2 million in capital funds had been allocated for Vashon Center for the Arts!  The cheers were instant; the gratitude apparent. Clearly…

OF THINGS TO COME

OF THINGS TO COME
  Islanders gathered for an Open House at VAA this past Sunday to find out the latest news about Vashon Center for Arts.  On display were the new architectural renderings which showed off the spacious new lobby and art gallery.  The  new renderings are the most visible evidence of the progress we've been making.  A lot is going on behind…

NOW SHOWING!

NOW SHOWING!
  We're having an Open House to show off the beautiful new renderings of Vashon Center for the Arts, and answer all your questions. Here's a great chance to preview Vashon Island's most exciting coming attraction. Come on by the Blue Heron on Sunday, June 9th, from 4-6pm, and see what the future holds for each and every one of…

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ART CENTER

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ART CENTER
We started to map out some of the facts about VAA, and what emerged is a detailed picture of a vibrant art scene on Vashon.  Here are some things you might have heard, but here are also some facts that might take you by surprise. Vashon Allied Arts Established in 1966 makes it the oldest non-profit community-based private art center…

WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

GiveBIG on May 15 and watch your gift grow! On May 15, Vashon Allied Arts will be one of over 1400 non-profits participating in the single biggest day of charitable giving in King County. GiveBIG is a one-day, online event designed to inspire our neighbors to give generously to non-profits that make our region a great place to live. Every…

PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Below is a letter from former Board Member, Fred Albert.  Fred served as Seattle Children's Theatre Public Relations Manager and Seattle Repertory Theatre Publications Manager.  His rich background in theater certainly gives him insight into our new arts campus. In the movie Field of Dreams, a ghostly voice whispers to Kevin Costner, "If you build it they will come."  Building…