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 4.20.18

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: The Collins Report from 1994

People have been thinking about how to meet Vashon's obvious and growing need for a better performing arts space for a very long time. In 1994 The Collins Group, Inc. (TCG) was hired by the Vashon Parks Department Arts Advisory Committee…

Friday Fish Wrap 3.30.18

Five things worth knowing this week Roll Riptide Roll.  Fans of the Vashon High School Riptide know it to be one of the island's hidden treasures, a labor of love and a testimony to the importance of independent journalism.  A few weeks…

Angela Gist Named Artistic Director

(Vashon Island,WA) –  Vashon Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of long-time team member Angela Gist as the organization’s first ever Artistic Director. The Artistic Director, in collaboration with the Board of…