Vashon Center for the Arts

Vashon Center for the Arts Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) was founded in 1966 and is one of the oldest nonprofit arts organizations in the state.
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Our Mission: Vashon Center for the Arts, a collaborative and community-based organization, provides a center for the arts on Vashon Island, initiates quality arts experiences for all ages, and creates opportunities for artists to perform and exhibit their work.

One week till Vashon Garden Tour! The weather is looking great, the garden hosts have been working extra hard, and it's ...
06/15/2024

One week till Vashon Garden Tour! The weather is looking great, the garden hosts have been working extra hard, and it's sure to be a tour that delights all the senses. Don't forget, kids age 12 and under are free!

Get your tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

We can't wait for Lisa to perform this live for us on the Kay stage at VCA! Tickets still available -- get yours today! ...
06/14/2024

We can't wait for Lisa to perform this live for us on the Kay stage at VCA! Tickets still available -- get yours today! https://vashoncenterforthearts.org/event/lisa-loeb/

Music video for LIsa Loeb's first smash hit "Stay (I Missed You," Directed by Ethan Hawke, 1994Don't forget to subscribe for more music!Follow Lisa Loeb:▶ St...

Next up on the Garden Tour sneak peek! Come away with us to this wooded 5 acres of pure beauty. This garden contains a t...
06/14/2024

Next up on the Garden Tour sneak peek! Come away with us to this wooded 5 acres of pure beauty. This garden contains a thoughtful blend of perennials and native plants that lead to the “Secret Sun Garden” patio with its lovely view across a ravine. Wander the trails to look up into the arms of the big-leaf maples and the curving limbs of enormous cedars.

Get your Garden Tour tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

Garden Tour Sneak Peak! Welcome to another enchanting garden where a symphony of native plantings, fruit trees, flowers,...
06/13/2024

Garden Tour Sneak Peak!

Welcome to another enchanting garden where a symphony of native plantings, fruit trees, flowers, and artistic landscaping invite you to explore all of its hidden wonders. Natural rock hardscaping opens to a rolling harborside lawn where the relaxing sway of saltwater-friendly grasses exude coastal charm.

Get your Garden Tour tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

06/11/2024

Washington! I'm playing concerts in Kirkland and Vashon this month! 🎶
lisaloeb.com/tour

Let me know where I’ll see you:
Kirkland, WA June 23rd at Kirkland Performance Center
Vashon, WA June 24th (family-friendly afternoon show and evening show!) at Vashon Center for the Arts

You can also see me in:
Portland, OR June 25th
Saratoga, CA July 13th with Straight No Chaser
Omaha, NE July 21st with Straight No Chaser
Waite Park, MN July 23rd with Straight No Chaser
Duluth, MN July 24th with Straight No Chaser
Nashville, TN July 26th
Louisville, KY July 27th with Straight No Chaser
Plainfield, IN July 29th
Huber Heights, OH July 30th with Straight No Chaser
Pittsburgh, PA July 31st

📸 Taso Papadakis

Vashon Garden Tour is less than two weeks away! Step into the Accidental Arboretum and International Peace Garden. It al...
06/11/2024

Vashon Garden Tour is less than two weeks away!

Step into the Accidental Arboretum and International Peace Garden. It all began in the winter of 1998 with the goal of buying a living Christmas Tree. The owner found a Serbian Spruce and planted it after the holidays. The following year he purchased another living Christmas tree, a Bosnian Pine. The pursuit of unique international and local specimens had begun. As you meander around the garden, you’ll find trees such as an Afghan Pine, which is now over 40’ tall, a Hungarian Oak, Palestinian Oak, Cedar of Lebanon, Persian Ironwood, and a Mt. Tabor Oak. Neutrality is represented by the Swiss Mountain Pine and an Olive Tree is a symbol of peace. As you wander, you’ll encounter trees from around the world—Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Japan, and even Ukraine. Each species tells a unique story.

Get your tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

Trolls, Trolls, Trolls!  Vashon has a new resident Troll and resident Troll expert. Lotta, retired UW professor of Swedi...
06/11/2024

Trolls, Trolls, Trolls! Vashon has a new resident Troll and resident Troll expert. Lotta, retired UW professor of Swedish Literature knows alot about Trolls. Some are fun and some are scary, and all are interesting.

Come hear Lotta speak about the tales and folklore of Trolls.
Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams (Lotta)
June 22, 12noon.
"Trolls in Our Imagination: Scary, Clumsy, Lovable"

Lotta Gavel Adams is Emerita Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she for 30 years taught courses on Nordic literature and culture, with special emphasis on drama, women writers and children’s literature. She held The Barbro Osher Endowed Chair in Swedish Studies at the University of Washington. She is a member of Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities in Stockholm. Her primary research areas and passions are literature and the arts, which she sees as reflecting the heart and soul of the culture and the societies, in which they were created. She is a Vashon resident since 1995.

Vashon Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce JOEL McHALE, coming OCTOBER 5th!TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY JUNE 14th!S...
06/11/2024

Vashon Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce JOEL McHALE, coming OCTOBER 5th!

TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY JUNE 14th!

Seattle native, Joel McHale has gone from local celebrity to Hollywood star! Joel left the emerald city to host "Talk Soup" for the E! Network and went on to star in six seasons of hit sitcom "Community" on NBC and Yahoo. Other projects include ABC’s "Card Sharks", "Becky" alongside Kevin James and Lulu Wilson, "Twilight Zone", "Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge", "The Happytime Murders" as well as Netflix’s "A Stupid & Futile Gesture" opposite Will Forte, in which he played Chevy Chase, his former Community co-star.

Now he's returning to his NW roots for a one-night engagement at Vashon Center for the Arts!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR—TICKETS WILL GO FAST!

Please note: this show contains "Mature Content" that may not be appropriate for everyone.

Thank you to everyone who came out First Friday to see "The Secret Garden". All the art exhibited  has been generously d...
06/10/2024

Thank you to everyone who came out First Friday to see "The Secret Garden". All the art exhibited has been generously donated by artists for VCA's annual fundraising event. This year we decided to try something different - to do a themed base installation that ties in with our Garden Tour, and to sell the art at its standard price, versus auctioning it off.

The response so far has whole-heartedly received. Gallery visitors love how the gallery has been transformed and artists feel appreciated and inspired. We have 110 pieces to choose from, all supporting the artists and art.

Come support the artists and VCA.
Wed - Sunday 12-5pm (closed Mon&Tues)
You can also see what is available online: https://bit.ly/VCASecretGarden

Step into this romantic European garden with tickets to the Vashon Garden Tour! This stop features quite corners invitin...
06/09/2024

Step into this romantic European garden with tickets to the Vashon Garden Tour! This stop features quite corners inviting you to gather and savor life outdoors. Colorful flowers, lush shrubs, and graceful trees create a harmonious tapestry that seamlessly weave into the historic Whispering Firs Bog, a Vashon Land Trust protected wetland.
Get your tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

Two weeks till Vashon Garden Tour! Wouldn't you love to pull up a seat here and gaze out at the beautiful gardens and vi...
06/08/2024

Two weeks till Vashon Garden Tour! Wouldn't you love to pull up a seat here and gaze out at the beautiful gardens and views? Get your Garden Tour tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

Love Trolls? Come join in the fun with Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams (Lotta) as she talks Trolls - their history and the sto...
06/08/2024

Love Trolls? Come join in the fun with Ann-Charlotte Gavel Adams (Lotta) as she talks Trolls - their history and the stories of Oscar and the other PNW trolls by Thomas Dambo.
June 22: 12pm. Tickets: https://bit.ly/LottaTickets
or at the door. Youth under 18 are free.

Photo of Oscar, The Bird King by Thomas Dambo, 2023. Oscar is part of the NW Trolls: Way of the Bird King exhibition, presented by Scan Design Foundation in partnership with Paul Allen Family Foundation and local partners. Vashon local partners for Oscar are Vashon Parks

06/07/2024

In the 1990s, the film Reality Bites and its iconic soundtrack captured the ethos, angst, and meandering soul-searching of Generation X. Lisa Loeb's break-out single "Stay (I Missed You)" is one of the soundtrack's most indelible and lasting tunes.

Now, thirty years later, as she launches her "Stay (I Missed You) Tour " Vashon Center for the Arts is excited to present Lisa Loeb, MONDAY JUNE 24 at 7:30pm

TICKETS are ON SALE NOW at vashoncenterforthearts.org

(PLUS: Join us earlier that day when Lisa performs a one-hour family-friendly matinee of her favorite children's songs. Monday, June 24 at 2pm!)

Just a short ferry ride from the Point Defiance ferry dock to Vashon's Tahlequah Ferry Terminal!

Step into this gorgeous garden of unique specimen trees and breathtaking views. Just one of 7 stops on this year's Vasho...
06/07/2024

Step into this gorgeous garden of unique specimen trees and breathtaking views. Just one of 7 stops on this year's Vashon Garden Tour. Get your tickets today!
June 22 and 23, 10am to 5pm (ticket is good for both days!)
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

06/06/2024

Vashon Garden Tour is excited to this year feature Northbourne Farm. Come see their gorgous draft horses, Jay and Linda, in action on the farm at noon both days of the tour. Don't forget, youth 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult! Get your tickets today!
https://www.vashongardentour.org/

VCA's Center for Dance presents the annual Spring Concert: Dracula & Van Helsing: THE BEGINNING. The students will dance...
06/06/2024

VCA's Center for Dance presents the annual Spring Concert: Dracula & Van Helsing: THE BEGINNING. The students will dance the tale of three inseparable childhood friends—Vladmina, Abrianna, and Eloise—who grow up together and have their friendship tested by danger, betrayal, and vengeance.
Don't miss this chance to support the skill and artistry of our dance students! Get your tickets NOW!

Plus, on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m., there will be a Sensory-Friendly Matinée with a character meet-and-greet at intermission and a dress-up booth!

Learn more and get tickets at vashoncenterforthearts.org






VCA's Center for Dance presents the annual Spring Concert: Dracula & Van Helsing: THE BEGINNING. The students will dance...
06/05/2024

VCA's Center for Dance presents the annual Spring Concert: Dracula & Van Helsing: THE BEGINNING. The students will dance the tale of three inseparable childhood friends—Vladmina, Abrianna, and Eloise—who grow up together and have their friendship tested by danger, betrayal, and vengeance.

Don't miss this chance to support the skill and artistry of our dance students! Get your tickets NOW!

Plus, on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m., there will be a Sensory-Friendly Matinée with a character meet-and-greet at intermission and a dress-up booth!

Learn more and get tickets at vashoncenterforthearts.org






Vashon Garden Tour Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!Stop by Vashon Center for the Arts box office anytime (Wednesday through S...
06/05/2024

Vashon Garden Tour Raffle Tickets on Sale Now!

Stop by Vashon Center for the Arts box office anytime (Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5pm) to purchase your raffle tickets! Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20, or 10 for $35. Enter to win any of these fun garden goodies from our amazing sponsors.

Thank you to Vashon Ace, Kathy's Corner, Mike's Materials, and Greentree Dozing.

LAST DAY, COME QUICKLY!  VIVA show closes today at 5pm.87 Vashon Artists - amazing work. Shown here: Young art appreciat...
05/26/2024

LAST DAY, COME QUICKLY! VIVA show closes today at 5pm.
87 Vashon Artists - amazing work.

Shown here: Young art appreciator, Teresa McFall, Marla Smith, Michael Elenko

Photos by Wade Yip

Vashon ARTISTS: Deadline is approaching - May 31 - for Call for Art: Summer Arts Fest.A summer art festival dedicated to...
05/26/2024

Vashon ARTISTS: Deadline is approaching - May 31 - for Call for Art: Summer Arts Fest.

A summer art festival dedicated to Vashon artists exclusively.
Application info : https://bit.ly/SAF2024Call

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Anyone who buys their Garden Tour tickets over the holiday weekend will be entered into a do...
05/24/2024

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Anyone who buys their Garden Tour tickets over the holiday weekend will be entered into a door prize to win a $300 gift certificate to Island Lumber and a beautiful hanging flower basket from Little Bird Gardens (a $79 value). Get your tickets today!

https://www.vashongardentour.org/

Why join the Kay Circle?The Kay Circle's transformative impact doesn't come from a few donors making one-time gifts, but...
05/24/2024

Why join the Kay Circle?

The Kay Circle's transformative impact doesn't come from a few donors making one-time gifts, but from the ongoing commitment of many, each making a recurring gift in any amount that feels right to them. As the Kay Circle expands, we build a stronger, more diverse and inclusive arts community accessible to everyone for generations.

Join the Kay today! https://vashoncenterforthearts.org/kay-circle/

We are proud to announce that VCA is a recipient of a Community Accelerator Grant funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Fou...
05/23/2024

We are proud to announce that VCA is a recipient of a Community Accelerator Grant funded by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, and awarded by ArtsFund!

This gift will accelerate our organization’s commitment to making more performing arts experiences FREE to youth as an arts and cultural organization on Vashon Island.






In anticipation of her upcoming shows at Vashon Center for the Arts on Monday, June 24th, LISA LOEB dropped in for a cha...
05/23/2024

In anticipation of her upcoming shows at Vashon Center for the Arts on Monday, June 24th, LISA LOEB dropped in for a chat on KOMO4's show ARC Seattle, yesterday—watch the interview below!

Lisa will be performing TWO shows at VCA on Monday, June 24th:
• A CHILDREN'S MATINÉE at 2pm of favorites from Lisa's albums and books for children ages 4 and up,
•.And an EVENING SHOW as part of the "Stay (I Missed You) Tour" at 7:30pm!

Tickets are on sale now for both shows now at vashoncenterforthearts.org!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u9CjOkb8qo&t=1s

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb will bring her ‘I Missed You Tour’ to Washington state in June with stops in Kirkland and Vashon. Loeb s...

TONIGHT, 7:30pm, Tessa Francis: Nature's Future in Puget Sound.Tesse will share how work she is doing at University of W...
05/21/2024

TONIGHT, 7:30pm, Tessa Francis: Nature's Future in Puget Sound.
Tesse will share how work she is doing at University of Washington’s Puget Sound Institute will help us understand the interactive effects of future threats to nature in our region.

This talk is in collaboration with Vashon Nature Center.

We're 20 days into May, our Month of Kay, and in these past 20 days, we are proud to say that we've welcomed 22 new dono...
05/20/2024

We're 20 days into May, our Month of Kay, and in these past 20 days, we are proud to say that we've welcomed 22 new donors into the Kay Circle! We'd love to welcome more, so if you want to help us keep the arts a vibrant and essential part of our island community, sign up to join the Kay today!
https://vashoncenterforthearts.org/kay-circle/

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19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon, WA
98070

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 12pm - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

+12064635131

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