The Heron Speaks: 1960 - 1998 History of Arts on Vashon by Mary Shackelford

Another entry from the VAA historical archive, this one a lovely history written by Mary G. L. Shackelford in 1998 for the Vashon Island Community Arts Forum. What follows is a brief history of the arts on Vashon since 1960.  I hope…

The Heron Speaks: Building Our Building

In April of 2016, Vashon celebrated the opening of the Katherine L White Hall.  The multi-use, LEED Silver certified building features a state of the art performance hall with supporting back stage spaces, the 1,000 square foot Hans and Cindy…

Friday Fish Wrap 4.6.18

Five things worth knowing this week Time travelers from the future may want to set their course for Friday April 6 at 6:00 when we open our campus to some wonderful shows. Army of Scholars Geri Siebert returned to the Multi-Age classes…

Friday Fish Wrap 4.13.18

Five things worth knowing this week The man can dance.  Fellow island art lover Charlotte Tiencken invited me over the Chautauqua Elementary School to watch a truly fabulous young tap artist named Leo Sandoval demonstrate to and then teach…

Artist Call - VCA Auction

With gratitude and thanks we are opening the call for donations to the annual 2018 VCA Gala Auction. The theme of this year’s event is Masquerade and runs over two consecutive evenings, September 21 and 22.  The event is heavily promoted…

Artist Call - Garden Tour Art Bazaar

We are excited to announce the return of the Vashon Island Garden Tour June 23-24, 2018. The tour is a popular Vashon tradition that typically draws more than 1,200 visitors, Islanders and off-Island guests alike. This year the Garden Tour…

Artist Call: Strawberry Festival

We’re pleased to pass along this artist call for the Vashon Strawberry Festival from The Vashon Chamber of Commerce. Vashon Strawberry Festival is July 21st & 22nd and it is coming up fast. We want to thank all of you who have participated…

Friday Fish Wrap 4.20.18

Five things worth knowing this week Loving Late Start Art. Late Start Arts spring session kicked off on Thursday with a FULL house (double underline the word full!!).  Both sections of our ongoing before-school arts class were filled with…

Friday Fish Wrap 4.27.18

Five things worth knowing this week Bruce Morser Part 1:  Bruce Morser began his VAIS residency this week with Chautauqua 4thgraders studying Birds of Vashon.  He gave the kids a tour of his installation in the Kay lobby, then a review…