Spring 2011, May 7-8 & 14-15
Over 25 years ago, in Puget Sound between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, artists on Vashon Island opened their doors to the public for the first of many art studio tours. From primarily a potters’ show, this rural venue has grown over the years to include up to 100 Island artists. The tour spans two weekends twice each year. The Holiday Art Studio Tour is offered the first two weekends every December, the Spring Art Studio Tour during the first two weekends each May. Visitors may view artwork in the form of paintings, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, garden art and even more.
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.
A peaceful, country getaway, Vashon Island lies only a short ferry ride from either Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma) or Southworth (Kitsap).
Ferry schedules can be found at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.
Plan to stay the weekend at one of Vashon’s many B&Bs, sample the cuisine at our fine restaurants and… expose yourself to ART!