For over 25 years the artists on Vashon Island have opened their doors to the public for a visit in their art studios. What started as mostly ceramicists, the show has grown to include up to 100 Island artists including jewelry makers, textiles, glass blowers, photographers and painters. The tour spans two weekends twice each year in May and in December. Many artists demonstrate their craft and all are ready to explain their processes at locations ranging from artists’ studios to Vashon’s historic buildings. A number of fine shops and galleries also feature the work of Island artists and craftspeople. Local shops and various businesses around the Island will have maps of the various locations for you to pick up.
The 2020 Spring Vashon Island Art Studio Tour, traditionally the first two weekends in May, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus concerns. While the tour isn’t happening, art must go on. Check out the slideshow at the link below to see artwork selected from 2020’s Spring Tour submissions. Most artists are happy to connect if you like something you see.
More info: http://vivartists.com/viva/
The VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour, always the first two weekends in December, is already being planned. Mark your calendars for December 5-6 & 12-13.