VCA Masks and Performances Update

Dear Arts Supporters and Vashon Community Members,

With the latest announcements from the CDC and Governor Inslee’s office, Vashon Center for the Arts would like to share important information on how we plan to move forward.

VCA will continue to require the public to wear masks when visiting our campus. Although many of us are vaccinated and eager to rid ourselves of masks, we feel it is premature at this time to do so. Out of an abundance of caution and safety for our community and staff, we ask that all guests entering our buildings to continue to wear masks.

We will continue to implement social distancing in the Kay White Hall for events offered to non-vaccinated and vaccinated attendees. Public performances in the Kay White Hall are currently operating under the 50% capacity limits in order for all attendees to remain socially distanced. As an arts organization, we rely on ticket sales to keep operating successfully. As we begin to introduce special programming for fully vaccinated patrons, which will not require social distancing, please remember that in most instances, social distancing is required while on the VCA campus.

We will begin to present Fully Vaccinated Only performances. While most live events in the Kay White Hall are still operating with the requirement to socially distance attendees, we will now start to have special performances for fully vaccinated patrons only. We will be operating at 50% capacity which is 150 seats. Masks will be required but there will be no social distancing enforced. A photo ID and a vaccination card (or photo of card) showing a second shot 2 weeks prior are required for attendance to these events. VCA would like to thank the Medical Reserve Corps and VashonBePrepared for consulting with us on protocol and safety.

We will continue to monitor the situation as we have done since the beginning of the pandemic and seek the guidance from medical experts in our community. Any updates to VCA’s policy will be communicated via email as well as posted to our website.

As an organization that relies on community participation and attendance to further our programs, we ask for your patience and understanding throughout this process. We are beyond grateful to those of you who continue to visit our gallery, buy tickets to events, enroll in our educational programs, and visit our campus. You are a motivating force that keep our team going and most importantly, you keep the arts alive and thriving on Vashon. We want to serve all of you in the best and safest way possible.

VCA’s staff and board would like to thank the Medical Reserve Corps and Vashon Be Prepared volunteers for their ongoing support and guidance. Their advice and ready availability to help us through the many changes in protocols has been invaluable.

In gratitude,

VCA Staff and Board of Trustees