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, a newly founded non-profit, is a volunteer organization formed to support a 30+ year open studio tour tradition. The first two weekends in May and again in December VIVA presents the all Island art studio tour where 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, the July Strawberry Festival information booth and educational scholarship fundraiser 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.