Seattle, WA 98104
10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013
Galleries | Art
Vashon Island Art Studio Tour
May 4-5 & 11-12, 10AM to 5 PM
Spring into the season with art!
Grab a friend, hop on a ferry, and come to Vashon to see what’s blooming in the studios!
The Spring 2013 Vashon Island Art Studio Tour will be held on two weekends, May 4th-5th and 11th-12th, 10-5 each day. It’s a free, self-guided event with 23 participating studios.
Spring is a beautiful time to tour Vashon, and garden sculpture will be sprouting, as well as colorful paintings, prints, pottery and glass. The studios of the woodworkers, textile artists, jewelers and candle makers will be well stocked with art to use and art to wear!
The Vashon Island Art Studio Tour is a free, self-guided event, presented by the artists themselves. The public is invited to visit their studios, see what they’ve been doing, talk about the work, share a bit about their processes, and find something special to purchase directly from the artist.
Follow the numbers designated on the Studio Tour map which is available online at www.VashonIslandArtStudioTour.com and at most island businesses once you are on the island. Catch the ferry at Fauntleroy (West Seattle), Point Defiance (Tacoma), or Southworth (Kitsap) and enjoy the scenic 15 minute ride. Boats leave often, and schedules are available at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries.
Visitors to the Art Studio Tour can easily make a weekend of it by booking a room at one of Vashon’s many B&B’s. Island eateries range from funky to elegant, and many incorporate locally grown produce into their menu items. www.vashonchamber.com.