Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA)
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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 over 300 Island artists. The tour spans two weekends twice each year. The VIVA Holiday Studio Tour is offered the first two full weekends every December, the VIVA Spring Studio Tour during the first two full 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).