VIVA – Ahead of the Curve

VIVA offers a free guide to the artists on the island who are showing their work to patrons and art lovers by appointment only. Introducing VIVA Art by Appointment: Your Personal Path to Island Artists, which includes more than 70 island artists, studios and galleries.

The guide is available at many island stores, restaurants and businesses. Complete list HERE. You can also download a pdf of the brochure that includes live links to all artists’ contact information, HERE.

We developed this unique way to stay ahead of COVID-19, while giving our artists a method to connect with islanders, and vice versa. The guide replaces our traditional, Holiday Art Studio Tour in December.

All artists will wear masks and offer hand sanitizer. Please arrive wearing a mask and maintain social distancing. And remember to call ahead and make an appointment!

Thank you Vashon. Stay safe, healthy and wash your hands!

Welcome to Vashon Island Visual Artists

The goal of Vashon Island Visual Artists (VIVA) is connecting artists to each other and the community, to support the needs of out members personally and artistically, to empower creativity through education and exhibition, and to preserve the artistic culture that has been fundamental to our island community for decades.

VIVA is 300 strong and growing. We welcome all Vashon visual artists and supporters! VIVA is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed to support a more than 30-year open studio tour tradition. The first two weekends in May and again in December VIVA presents the all-Island art studio tour when artists of almost every medium throw open their studio doors.

Vashon Island Visual Artists also hosts an annual membership meeting, an all member summer picnic, an organizational winter potluck, an all-member invitational exhibit, and a booth during the Annual Vashon Strawberry Festival that raises funds for a scholarship for Vashon High School graduates!

Become a member and supporter of VIVA and receive the VIVA Newsletter to learn about exhibitions, classes and salons connecting Vashon artists to patrons and promoting professional opportunities and practices.