Vashon Center for the Arts’ 30th Annual Garden Tour is happening on June 5 and 6, 10am – 4pm

After this past year, it will offer a welcome opportunity to safely visit a variety of stunning gardens on Vashon. To provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all, VCA is taking
measures to ensure that the 2021 tour meets or exceeds the Governor’s Covid19 safety guidelines. Therefore, we are limiting attendance and tickets will only be good for a single day.

We know this is a change from the past but it’s important that our staff and garden owners feel safe and that we ensure the safety of our visitors. With only 400 guests per day, there June 5-6 will be plenty of room at all our garden locations so guests can enjoy the experience and safely distance.

Masks will be required. Volunteer Garden Angels and VCA staff at each garden will be on hand to monitor safety and assist the flow of visitors. Our gracious hosts and garden owners this year include: Julie Speidel & Joseph Henke, Leslie McIntosh, Todd & Sylvie Currie, Bob & Betty Hawkins, and Anita & Kelly Robinson. In keeping with the original mission to celebrate the art of the garden, the tour will showcase the vision, mastery and joy of gardening at five sites across the island’s diverse ecosystem.

From the westside overlooking Colvos Passage to the heart of Burton and across to Maury Island’s Dockton neighborhood, this year promises a stunning array of eclectic gardens, Pacific Northwest landscape designs, an abundance of floral delight, and plenty of outdoor sculptural art and garden decor.

Tickets

$35
Youth 12 and under are free

Tickets will be available for pick up at VCA beginning on Thursday, May 20.




Adirondack Chairs Are Back

Last year’s online Adirondack Art Auction was such a success, we are bringing it back! 2021 artists include: Kristen Reitz-Green, Lyle Harris, Erin Schulz, Jon-Eric Schafer, Eddy Radar, Vladimir Luna, Cyra Jane, Margo Tantau, Anna Brones, Chris Ballew, Kate Endle, Misha Zadeh Graham and West McLean. Their stunning creations will be on display at VCA in May. Be sure to stop by, check them out, and bid high! Bidding opens on May 21st at the VCA gallery and online, and closes at 5pm on Sunday June 6th.

Art Hansen Works on Display Stop by VCA during the tour and you’ll find framed and signed limited edition prints by Art Hansen for sale. Art was instrumental in the founding of Vashon Allied Arts and remained an active member of our artistic community until he passed away in 2017. Don’t miss this stunning collection of work! Don’t Miss the Dockton Plant Sale While you visit the tour’s Dockton gardens, be sure to check out the Plant Sale at the home of Anita & Kelly Robinson. Find a variety of local plants and northwest favorites along with unique and whimsical garden art! Your purchases will support this year’s Garden Tour.